Magical West Cornwall is the setting for this beautiful walk.
Commencing at St Ives, a picturesque seaside town with the kind of simple beauty that stops you in your tracks, this memorable journey with spectacular views of the ocean will take you to some delightful locations. Zennor is a place of tranquil beauty, Pendeen and the majestic Geevor Tin Mine shows off the area's mining history with old engine houses scattered around the gorse and heathland landscape, Levant Mine and Beam Engine perched on the edge of the cliffs, and coves which were once the haunt of bygone smugglers and pirates.
Passing the long sweeping sands of Sennen Cove, you will reach Lands End, the most westerly point in England, the rugged cliffs and rocks and views of the Longships and Wolf Rock Lighthouse being a stark reminder of the many shipwrecks strewn around this coast.
Moving on to the more sheltered southern coastline and arriving at Porthcurno, you will pass the famous and stunning outdoor Minack Theatre built into the granite cliff-top.
Finally, stopping for a rest at the pretty harbour of Mousehole and passing through the lively and busy fishing port of Newlyn, you will arrive at the bustling and colourful town of Penzance, having truly experienced the rugged and dramatic beauty of the West Cornwall peninsula.
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Recommended dates to walk this route
This walk can be done all year round but the weather in the winter months may make the walk a little more difficult.
This itinerary could suit those new to walking holidays, or just those walkers wishing a little more time to explore such Cornish delights as the tranquil beauty of Zennor, majestic Geevor Tin Mine, old engine houses scattered around the gorse and heathland landscape, iconic Lands End, the stunning Minack Theatre and hidden coves, once the haunt of bygone smugglers and pirates; a dramatic, memorable journey with the ever present sounds and sights of the ocean seas.
This St Ives to Penzance itinerary with a daily average of 7 miles (11.3km) is a perfect way to experience this beautiful section on the South West Coast Path.
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Accommodation is limited in Zennor. If for any reason en-suite accommodation is not available, accommodation will be arranged nearby with transfers provided to and from.
Distance includes the 0.3 mile walk back to the path from Zennor and the 0.9 mile walk inland to Pendeen.
The final 3 miles of this walk is very easy.
The following items are optional and can be removed to reduce the cost of your holiday.
Please note accommodation in Zennor is limited and we cannot guarantee en-suite facilities at this location.
5 Days / 6 Nights 8.3 miles daily avg
Number in Group: 2
Based on Two people sharing a Double or Twin Room
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