Good Housekeeping - Solo travellers, here's why Cornwall should be the first place you visit

Posted on 16 August, 2021

Mullion Cove, Cornwall - Photo by Danilo D'Agostino on Unsplash

Written by Roshina Jowaheer for Good Housekeeping


After months at home, we're more than ready to stretch our legs on a great British walking holiday and Cornwall offers all the goods when it comes to coastal paths, country trails and plenty of cultural attractions to take in along the way.

With all eyes on Cornwall this year (it's the location for the G7 Summit in June and its beaches win countless awards), now is the time to start planning a trip before they sell out.

While it's no secret destination, there's a reason why everyone loves the beauty spot: the flour-soft beaches, dramatic cliffs and exotic gardens are just a few. So, why wouldn't we want to celebrate our newfound freedom here?

What makes it so desirable to solo travellers is the abundance of things to see and do, the warm and friendly locals, and varied landscapes that guarantee you'll never tire of exploring its beauty.

That's why Good Housekeeping is bringing you its first walking holiday in Cornwall for solos, where you can join a small group and get to know the county on two feet.

On this active break, every day is different as you set off with a guide for a series of walks that soak up the best of Cornwall, including sections of the dramatic South West Coastal Path.


Ideal if you're looking to make new friends or delve into the world of solo travel for the first time, our walking holiday in Cornwall is the perfect post-lockdown escape.

Taking place in June, July, September and October, it's not just about walking either as you can tick off some of Cornwall's terrific highlights off your bucket list.

You can look forward to a visit to the Lost Gardens of Heligan with an expert gardener, embark on a guided tour of Caerhays Castle and tuck into traditional Cornish cream tea, as well as enjoy a special musical evening of Cornish sea shanties by renowned Falmouth group, the Oggymen.

Highlights of our fabulous walking holiday in Cornwall

​A lovely stay at a country house hotel

You'll spend the nights at peaceful, adults-only retreat Rose in Vale Country House Hotel in St Agnes.

There's a solar-heated pool, beautiful gardens and a restaurant serving up food with local ingredients when you're back at the hotel after days out. What's more, there are no single supplements to pay.

Amazing guided walks

The selection of hand-picked walks allows you to take in the best of Cornwall’s dramatic coastline, hidden bays, cultural treasures and natural wonders, from the Minack Theatre to the chimney stacks of UNESCO-protected Wheal Coates.

The days vary from gentle walks and cultural visits to more strenuous hikes along the scenic coastal path - all in the company of your expert guide. You'll also enjoy picnics and pub lunches, cream teas and cafe pitstops.

Everything is included

All meals, transport, excursions, entries and guides are included - from guided tours of Lost Garden of Heligan with an expert gardener and Caerhays Castle to a fun evening of Cornish Shanties with The Oggymen.

Being part of a small group of no more than 12 people, you'll travel with like-minded Good Housekeeping readers and each guest has their own Superior Room.

Like the sound of a walking holiday in Cornwall in 2021? Check out our exclusive tour and the departure dates available this summer and autumn.


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