Hiking panorama on the beach in Porthcurno
Hiker on the way on the south-western coastal path in Cornwall
Historic ruins on the hiking trail at the headland of St. Just

Cornwall's Coastal Path

St. Ives to Penzance.

The north and west coasts of Cornwall have a unique atmosphere – a mixture of the charm of St. Ives, famously beloved of artists and home to a branch of the Tate Gallery, to some of the wildest and most dramatic scenery along the entire English coastline. Add to this the wildlife, from Peregrine Falcons to dolphins, the fascinating mining heritage, the exhilaration of standing at Land’s End, the magnificent open-air Minack Theater, and the pretty fishing villages of Mousehole and Newlyn, and you have a magnificent moderate walking holiday.

Walking

Walking
  • 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
Franziska Schwaiger
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Itinerary

This seaside town offers steep streets, magnificent views, a rushing surf and a beautiful light that has magically attracted artists for centuries. The Tate Gallery of St. Ives, the Barbara Hepworth Museum and the Sculpture Garden are just some of the reasons why St. Ives was considered the cultural capital of Cornwall.

Your hiking trip begins with a leisurely hike from St. Ives out to Clodgy Point, later on it goes on hilly terrain of the high cliffs always accompanied by beautiful bays to Zennor. Zennor was described by D. H. Lawrence as "the most beautiful place, much prettier than the Mediterranean" and the area around this beautiful place was certified as a nature reserve.

approx. 3.5 hours
11 km
240 m
180 m

Return by bus to Zennor, from where your walk will take you along the coast to the rocky promontory of Gurnard's Head. You hike to Cape Cornwall, the westernmost point of Cornwall, where the currents of the Atlantic Ocean part. It is worth visiting some of the famous museums before continuing inland to St. Just for overnight accommodation. St. Just is a popular meeting place for painters and potters, the charming place with its cafés and bars invites you to linger.

approx. 4 hours
18 km
350 m
310 m

From St. Just to Whitesand Bay, where spectacular views await you, you may even see some of the seals in this area. The variety of seabirds on your way to the charming fishing village of Sennan Cove with its beautiful beach and wild surf will definitely delight you. On to the famous "Land's End", the southernmost tip of Great Britain. Enjoy the view of the wide, blue Atlantic Ocean. Along the steep coast to the open-air Minack Theater. At the end of the day you will meet the idyllic beach of Porthcurno, where you will also spend the night.

approx. 5.5 hours
19 km
420 m
490 m

Today the hike goes from Porthcurno to the subtropical bay of Lamorna. You walk through an area of exceptional natural beauty, the route changes with each step and leads over rugged cliffs with some ascents and descents through Newlyn to Penzance. The legacy of the historic Artists' Union is still visible on every corner here, in both Lamorna and Newlyn you can see painters, writers, potters and craftsmen at work.

approx. 4.5 hours
18 km
240 m
290 m

Tour character

Amazing panorama walks not only along the fascinating coast of Cornwall but also into the picturesque heart of the country. The terrain is easy and the path well-maintained, however we ask you to be cautious with cliff coasts. A good level of fitness is sufficient for each hike.

Prices and events

All data for 2019 at a glance
Season 1
Mar 29, 2019 - Oct 15, 2019
daily
Cornwall's Coastal Path, UK-CLWSP-06X
Base price
Surcharge single room
Surcharge solo traveller
559,00
284,00
70,00

Category: B&B’s, typical country inns

Season 1
Mar 29, 2019 - Oct 15, 2019
St. Ives
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Penzance
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
52,00
117,00
48,00
113,00

Services and infos

Included:

  • 5 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
  • Luggage transfer
  • Transfers according to the program

 

  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • Service hotline

Arrival / Departure:

  • Airport Newquay (flights from Gatwick and Stansted), Exeter or Bristol. Continue via bus and train to St. Ives.
  • Regular buses and trains from London to St. Ives, approx. 6 hours (train: www.nationalrail.com, bus: www.firstgroup.com).
  • Return from Penzance via bus or train.

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Number of participants: min. 2 persons
  • Bus fares Zennor – St. Ives, St. Ives – Zennor, approx. EUR 8 per person
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
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