South of England Tour – Sennen Cove to Damage Barton on the National Cycle Network

Tour duration: 4 days, 5 nights
Total length of tour: 204 miles
Total cycling time: 25 hours 45 minutes

South west overview

The South of England tour will take you through some of the most beautiful countryside in Britain as you cycle across Cornwall and into North Devon. The Cycling will be completed over 4 days, but you could of course extend your holiday at any of the campsites to explore the local area.

Your holiday will begin on the West Coast of Cornwall, at our pretty coastal campsite of Sennen Cove. During the first day you will travel across the county to another beautiful area – Veryan. If you wanted to spend a day or two here before continuing there is plenty to do including the Eden Project and China Clay Country Park. The nearby Pendower Beach that you will cycle past on your way to the campsite is a designated area of Specific Scientific Interest, while the campsite also houses a well-stocked fishing lake for keen anglers.

On day two of the cycling tour you will be travelling up from Veryan to Brentons St Austell, where you will spend the evening at our beautiful certificated site. This is a small site, with space for just ten tents, so make sure you book your pitch in advance.

On day three you will be heading into the North of the county, to your overnight stay in Bude. On this journey you will cycle the Camel Trail following a disused railway line between Padstow and Bodmin Moor. After a day’s cycling, Bude will provide the perfect location for a good night’s sleep among the stunning Cornish Countryside. If you want to extend your stay in this area there is plenty to do nearby including Tintagel Castle, the Hidden Valley Discovery Park and the Launceston Steam Railway.

The final day of your holiday will take you from Bude into North Devon and the pretty campsite of Damage Barton. This lovely site has spectacular sea views and is a working 600-acre beef and sheep farm. Bird watchers will enjoy spending some time here looking for the Peregrine Falcons that nest on the nearby cliffs, while there are plenty of coastal towns to enjoy visiting in the area too.

The map above shows the whole route of your holiday, while each of the links below will give a detailed map and step-by-step instructions for each leg of the tour.

Leg 1: Sennen Cove to Veryan

Leg 1: Sennen Cove to Veryan on the National Cycle Network

On the first day of your holiday you will be travelling through some beautiful Cornish towns from Sennen Cove and Veryan.

Leg 1: Sennen Cove to Veryan

Leg 2: Veryan to Brentons - St Austell

Leg 2: Veryan to Brentons - St Austell, on the National Cycle Network

On the second leg of your holiday you will travel north through Cornwall from Veryan to Brentons – St Austell.

Leg 2: Veryan to Brentons - St Austell

Leg 3: Brentons - St Austell to Bude

Leg 3: Brentons, St Austell to Bude on the National Cycle Network

On the third leg of your holiday, you will travel north from Brentons St Austell to Bude.

Leg 3: Brentons - St Austell to Bude

Leg 4: Bude to Damage Barton

Leg 4: Bude to Damage Barton on the National Cycle Network

On the fourth leg of your holiday, you will travel out of Cornwall and into Devon as you journey from Bude to Damage Barton.

Leg 4: Bude to Damage Barton

Sustrans National Cycle Network

If you're a cycle commuter, a leisure walker or a long-distance bike tourer, join the million plus people that love using Sustrans' well-signed National Cycle Network every single day. Spanning the UK, the Network's 13,400 miles of walking and cycling routes include traffic-free paths, quiet roads and lanes, and themed long-distance routes. It's co-ordinated by Sustrans, the charity that's enabling people to travel by foot, bike and public transport for more of the journeys we make every day.

We can help you to extend your cycle tour and explore every corner of the UK by bike with our wide range of maps and guidebooks.

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