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"Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured". - Mark Twain

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Walking Holidays Cornwall

Cornwall guided walking and hiking tours

Welcome. Hello I am Paul Simmons the owner and principal guide of walkitcornwall. I’ve been leading guided walking holidays, hiking treks and tours for 18 years and walking Cornwall's south west coast path for over 20 years.

I immerse myself in Nature and I like to tell the stories of the interconnection between humanity and the landscape. I've been an entertainer for much of my life and I also have an MA in Cornish Studies and am embarking on a PhD about footpaths in the 21st Century and their role in a low carbon economy. I love walking and I live for walking and sharing my enthusiasm for it is what this is all about. 

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Covid-19 update: There is no doubt that people's individual health is more important than anything else. Whilst walking is an important part of ones mental and physical health, to do so now collectively as a group would be wrong on many levels and would open individuals up to the terrible virus that is sweeping the planet.

I am honoured and blessed to be able to do this for a living yet I have to put this aside for a while and concentrate on the health of my family, friends and community, both local and global. I have made many friends through this "business" of mine and I have to thank many for continually coming back and trusting me.

So for now I will not be taking any bookings for any walking holidays this year (2020)We don't have a crystal ball to see where we will be short term. However if you want to think about 2021 check the new walking 2021 dates and I will be happy to chat with you, send brochures and just talk about walking. 

Love and respect to those real frontline workers who are continuing to keep society going and those more vulnerable to this deadly virus. Keep well and safe and when you can, rediscover the beauty and interconnecting power of Nature, go for a walk and be in awe. Paul xo

I am passionate about walking and how to interpret and enjoy the relationship between us humans and the landscape we traverse.

Walking is about how we interact with our landscape with all our senses.

It's the philosophy of walking as to why, how and where we walk and the creativity walking inspires. Of course, it's also about the views:-).

Business Declares:- In light of the global narrative about the Climate and Ecological Crisis and the declaration by parish, town and county Councils and Parliament I have asked myself some hard questions and come up with some hard answers on a personal level. 

I have always viewed Walking as a low impact business, which it is, if you ignore how one gets to the start of the walk. I realise that many of my guests, in fact most travel to Cornwall and to my overseas destinations by plane, as indeed I have done, so I'm not blaming and shaming as that gets us nowhere. 

We are in this all together for all our future generations sake so the conversations have started with my guests and many others in the Tourism industry here and abroad about this dilemma.

So while it will be "harmful" to my profits depending on how you define profit, from this year I have reduced my overseas walking trips by 75%. I love my walking and it hurts not to be able to show my other European destinations off to you all. 

But I love our planet more and I am looking at Slow Travel where amongst other things we might go through Europe by train and walk around some amazing places in different countries and walk the walk having talked the talk. I am personally seeking out and finding new cornwall walks and in other areas working with accommodation providers who have similar business work practices.

Most of the overseas visitors that come to Cornwall arrive in the UK by plane, so conversations about this need to be had. We will all probably ask ourselves these same questions about much of what we do in our day to day lives to reduce our carbon footprint of which flying is just one part. With the ongoing pandemic these questions are more urgent.

I still welcome you all to come to Cornwall whichever way of transport you use because I do not have all the answers but I do have some important questions that collectively need to be asked and answered. 

Here in Cornwall as an ambassador of CoaST, the sustainable tourism business network, we are arranging to come to a shared ideology about balancing environmental costs with business and enjoyment. It is an ongoing dialogue but with a need to change the Business As Usual mentality. 

My decision is to restrict my overseas walks to just one area - Corfu and the Greek mainland. The good news is that Cornwall trips will be offered either side of my Dartmoor and Isles of Scilly trips which will get my main attention. 

I have added another Cornwall walking holiday, The Saints Way, a new coast to coast walking trip for walkitcornwall. More exciting local walking news to come.

                               Where we walk

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                                When we walk 

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2021

 

Cornwall Guided Walks are from Monday to Friday. Stay Saturday or Sunday to Saturday or choose your dates.

If you can get a group together of 4+ on any other week of the year then ask and I might be able to put on a walking week for you.

For the Cornwall guided walking holiday I can This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Sat April 17th Sat April 24th Cornwall guided walking holiday   
Sat May 1st Sat May 8th Cornwall guided walking holiday   
Sat May 8th  Sat May 15th

ISLES OF SCILLY 7 night 6 days  Isles of Scilly Page

Sat May 22nd Sat May 29th
Cornwall guided walking holiday
Sat May 29th Sat June 6th POLDARK country tour and walking holiday  Poldark page  
Sat June 12th Sat June 19th Cornwall guided walking holiday
Sat June 26th Sat July 3rd DARTMOOR walking holiday  Dartmoor page
Sat July 17th Sat July 24th   Cornwall guided walking holiday
Sat July 31st Sat August 7th   Cornwall guided walking holiday 
Sat Sept 4th Sat Sept 11th  Cornwall guided walking holiday 
Sat Sept 11th Sat Sept 18th ISLES OF SCILLY 7 night 6 days  Isles of Scilly Page
Sat Sept 18th Sat Sept 25th  Cornwall guided walking holiday   
Sat Sept 25th Sat October 2nd   Cornwall guided walking holiday 
Thursday Oct 14th  Saturday Oct 23rd  CORFU 9 nights 10 days  Corfu page      2021 dates

 

Why walk in Cornwall?  More to the point, why shouldn't you?

On all our walking holidays we walk 5 days at a pace of 1.5 -2 mph between 6-9 miles (9-12kms). Your informative and entertaining trekking holiday is guided by me Paul Simmons and abroad we have at least two guides.

Getting to the very DNA of wherever we walk in the world, we immerse ourselves in the unique cultural heritage, flora and fauna, myths and legends, literature, geology and identity of where we walk. We walk, we laugh and share the walking experience.

Here's something of what I do. You got 6 minutes?

I love walking. I live walking. Come and walk in Cornwall, walk in Corfu, the Isles of Scilly and Dartmoor.

I'm also a professional musician and my music website is here

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