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G7 Conference in Cornwall – How it may impact your walking holiday (27th May-19th June)

2 mins read     20 May 2021

This year’s G7 Summit is being held at Carbis Bay, Cornwall – which the South West Coast Path runs through. The International event formally runs from 11-13 June, but will impact walkers between 27th May-19th June. With so many world leaders coming to West Cornwall, there will be disruption to traffic and access in the area in preparation, during the Summit and afterwards.

How it will impact your daily walk:

The area around Carbis Bay will have a number of road closures, in addition to a section of the coast path being closed.  It is essential that you have photographic ID (Driving Licence or Passport) if entering restricted areas.  We also advise that you are able to show some sort of paperwork for your accommodation (Booking reference, email or print out)

How it will impact your luggage transfer:

Whilst we will still be operating, there are a number of road closures and restrictions in place that may impact our luggage transfer service between 27th May and 19th June in any locations West of Mawgan Porth on the North Coast and Falmouth on the South Coast.  There will be some delays to deliveries, but more importantly, bags may be searched by the police before we are allowed through road closures.

IMPORTANT – Temporary change to delivery times:

Due to road closures and an increase in traffic in rural areas, we have extended our delivery window to 9.00am-5.30pm.  In most cases, you will not see any change, but we kindly ask you have your bags ready for 9.00am.

Please see this impact timeline provided by Devon & Cornwall Police

The area around Carbis Bay is the most affected, but Falmouth and the area close to Newquay Airport also have road and potentially coast path diversions.  Here are the latest police updates:

Carbis Bay & St Ives Falmouth Newquay Airport

For up to date information about the G7 Conference and how it may impact you, please see:

https://www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk/newsapp/article/366/

https://g7.devon-cornwall.police.uk/impact/

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