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Cornish Coastal Challenge


Starting at Harlyn Bay, west of Padstow, we walk for 24 hilly miles to St Agnes – a challenging distance considering the terrain. We pass the well-known beach stacks of Bedruthan Steps, as well as old reminders of Cornwall’s mining heritage, while Poldark fans will recognise some key filming locations, such as Holywell Bay, with the much-filmed Gull Rocks off-shore.

This is a tough weekend challenge, but a spectacular and inspiring experience which will give you an unforgettable sense of achievement!

What’s included once signed up?

  • Free Help for Heroes technical t-shirt (when interim fundraising target is met)

  • All food and accommodation

  • Transfers within Trek

  • Full vehicle support

This challenge is organised and managed by our event provider, Discover Adventure.


Day One: Meet and overnight at hostel

Meet in the evening at our hostel accommodation and get to know your fellow fundraisers. There is plenty of choice nearby for an evening meal. (Please note dinner is not included in your event costs.)

Day Two: Harlyn Bay to Watergate Bay

After a short transfer to Harlyn Bar we follow the undulating cliff-top path for 14 miles/22.5km, with fabulous views of sandy coves, wide sweeping bays and islands off the coast. We pass Porthcothan Bay (Nampara Cove for Poldark fans) heading south to admire the views over Bedruthan Steps with its dramatic slate stacks. We continue to Watergate Bay, a short distance from Newquay, before transferring back to our accommodation.

Day Three: Holywell Bay to St Agnes Head

After breakfast we transfer to Holywell Bay, south of Newquay, to resume the final 10 miles/15km of our challenge. The beautiful wide sandy beach, with its distinctive Gull Rock offshore, will be instantly recognisable as Warleggans' Beach in Poldark. We continue past Perranporth Beach and head onto rugged St Agnes Head, known for its mining heritage and a wonderful location to end our trek. We will transfer back to our accommodation to say our farewells and head home.


You'll receive a FREE Help for Heroes Technical T-Shirt when you reach your interim fundraising target by the due date (see information on right).

Charity Sponsorship – you pay a small registration fee and do lots of fundraising.

  • £80 registration fee + £600 fundraising target

Self Fund – pay the full cost of the event place and fundraise whatever you want, with no set target or deadline.

  • £80.00 Reg fee + £300 payment. No Fundraising minimum target.

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Support and Contact

Our Events Team is on hand to answer all your questions from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. Whether you’re after event specifics, training tips or fundraising advice, we’d love to hear from you.


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