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Walking Holidays Cornwall
Welcome to walkitcornwall's guided walking and hiking holidays in Cornwall
Welcome. Hello I am Paul Simmons the owner and principal guide of walkitcornwall. We’ve been walking Cornwall's coast and footpaths for 20 years and running walking breaks for 9 and have many regular guests coming back year after year.
We have downloadable walks, brochures of the walking holidays, some great photos of Cornwall and a great blog devoted to walking in Cornwall. We even get philosophical about walking.
We love walking. We live walking. Walk Cornwall, Walk Dartmoor and Walk Corfu.
New Date for October Corfu trip is now 4th-14th October. It is 7 nights, 5.5 days of walks stretching over 8 days. A new pdf is available to send out. A unique walking holiday on the greenest island of the Ionian Sea, Corfu.
The Corfu walking holiday is a 7 night 8 day walking holiday. Yes we are going to walk in Corfu 4th-11th October 2013. The greenest Ionian island on a ten day trip that include walks on the Corfu Trail, on parts of the famous 220km trail, boat trips, walking through villages untouched by mainstream tourism with Venetian and Byzantine architecture. I will accompany you to give you the best guided walking holiday in Greece. Email us for a pdf to send out to you with more details. A dedicated page to walking in Corfu will be up soon.
As for walking anywhere in the world, we love it so much we come with you on our guided walking treks- we don't hand you a map and a fact sheet. Our self guided walking tours have many unique added extras like maps and a south west coast path association yearbook all to keep.
I will celebrate being a professional musician and entertainer for 30 years in 2013 and that's another story.
Our most popular walking holiday is the 7 night 5 day guided walking holiday mainly walking the south west coast path in Cornwall with accommodation from basic to 5 star B&B or 4 star hotel with spa facilities all based in Falmouth the maritime town of Cornwall and capital of walking.
The Helford River Walks, Lizard Peninsula Walks and Fal River Walks are our speciality throughout the year.
Walk 5 days at a leisurely pace of 1-1.5 mph between 6-9 miles (9-12kms) over the most spectacular scenery with me, your informative and entertaining guide and musician Paul Simmons.
For a list of all the walks we do and a calendar of dates for 2013, see this page for guided walking holidays in the menu.
Why walk in Cornwall?
Cornwall is the southwestern archipelago of Britain. A Celtic country or English county? Somewhere in between lies the answer. Unmistakeably, the Cornish landscape is spectacular. We love walking and we love showing people the best of Cornwall. We walk at a leisurely pace, we talk, we laugh, and we are amazed.
Aquamarine seas, undulating paths over cliffs, bays, headlands, heath, woodland and estuary. We will witness the many moods of the sea and the interaction between humanity and the landscape. We have chosen the best views and the best walks Cornwall has to offer. We know Cornwall intimately as only a company that walks 365 days through this wonderful landscape can.
walkitcornwall’s walking guests are encouraged to discover and understand the unique DNA of each area of Cornwall through the many layers that make up the stories of Cornwall.
These layers define this unique part of the UK through its unparalleled natural history, culture, industrial and nautical heritage and are brought alive through physically exploring a variety of mainly coastal sites and habitats on both circular and linear walks. The layers also include Cornwall’s history of fishing, farming and mining, Methodism, myths and legends, archaeology, art and literature and the stories and symbols of Celticism.
There is not one story of Cornwall but many stories and many Cornwall’s. Without its physical detachment from Britain there would be no independent cultural identity. Without its unique geology and biodiversity there would be no sparse settlements and symbiotic human relationship with the land and sea. Without the myths and legends or indeed ancient physical remnants there would be no romanticism and mystery that has bought thousands of artists and writers to this periphery of a Celtic kingdom. Without the independent, tough and inventive people there would not have been the industrial know how and heritage spread throughout the four corners of the globe.
For you and me and indeed each individual there is a certain, specific and special Cornwall. It is each walking guests’ idea of what Cornwall is that is important to us at walkitcornwall. Let us explore these ideas of what Cornwall is, together.
Falmouth: Some information.
The maritime town of Falmouth has the 3rd deepest water terminal in the world after Sydney and Rio de Janeiro.
It was also home to the Falmouth Packets, the forerunner of the Post Office that delivered packages all around the world.
Falmouth overlooks the Carrick Roads. This is the expanse of water that includes the Fal and Percuil rivers, the former leads up to Truro, the latter being the maritime entrance to the Roseland peninsula.
Opposite is St Mawes and if one follows the coast south there is 42kms of shoreline of the exquisite Helford River, the gateway to the Lizard peninsula.
Pendennis and St Mawes castles guard the entrance to the Carrick Roads with the town of Penryn and the city of Truro up river.
The award winning Maritime museum in Falmouth is definately worth a visit at one end of the ribbon development that is the main shopping area.
There are an excellent variety of shops, galleries and coffee houses to watch the world go by or for just gazing at the harbour and coastline.
There are numerous banks for international visitors and Falmouth is a major stop off for cruise liners.
There are music and drama productions, gallery shows and films to be seen and heard every day of the week, all year round which is also why we base our guests here for our walking holidays and vacations.
I call Falmouth the walking capital of Cornwall as it is the gateway to the best walking in Cornwall. To the south there is the unique Lizard peninsula (we also do a walking holiday around the Lizard coast on the south west coast path). Just across the water to the east is the Roseland peninsula commanded by Truro, St Mawes and the Fal River.
One hour east is the vast open moor of Bodmin Moor and one hour west is the Celtic stronghold of Penwith where stone circles, quoits and dolmen stones tell an ancient historical story and myths and legends abound in every craggy headland. The north coast is a stark contrast to the more gentle south coast and is anything from half an hour away stretching up to an hours drive to Port Isaac and Padstow down to Zennor and St Ives.