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.
Although just a little more challenging with a daily average of 13.5 miles this St Ives to Penzance itinerary will still allow the experienced walker time to experience the magical setting of this beautiful section on the South West Coast Path.
After a night resting in beautiful St Ives, you will follow the rugged dramatic cliff tops through tranquil Zennor on to Pendeen with the majestic Geevor tin mine and pass iconic Lands’ End. Moving onwards you will pass along the more sheltered southern coastline home to Lamorna, Porthcurno and Mousehole before arriving re-vitalised at the bustling town of Penzance.
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Distance includes the 0.9 mile walk inland to Pendeen.
Distance includes the 0.9 mile walk back to the path from Pendeen.
The following items are optional and can be removed to reduce the cost of your holiday.
3 Days / 4 Nights 13.5 miles daily avg
Number in Group: 2
Based on Two people sharing a Double or Twin Room
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