South West Coast Path
Have you ever dreamed about walking between the earth and the sea in a remote place, far from your everyday life? Take your chance for a self-guided walking trip on your own pace to the most westerly tip of the UK. Тhe whole journey may take you up to 52 days but here you could explore a small piece of it in just 7 days – The South West Coast Path in Cornwall will start from St. Ives and will take you to Penzance via Land’s End. From St. Ives, through Sennen Cove, Mousehole and Porthcurno – you will explore these vivid fishing communities!
Be ready with a camera to capture the fantastic views – turquoise waters, high cliffs standing as giants into the roaring waters, colorful kaleidoscope of flora and fauna. For food-lovers, here is the heaven of the seafood stretching over 40 miles along the coast line.
- Duration8 (5-10) Days I Difficulty: 2/3 (of 5)
- What is included7 nights hand picked B&B, guesthouse and small hotel accommodation (incl. breakfast); Door to door baggage transfer as per itinerary (1 piece of luggage up to 20kg); A detailed info pack, route book and printed maps for the group leader; Emergency telephone support;
- What is not includedTravel to the start or from the finish of the walk; Lunches, dinners, snacks and drinks; Travel insurance; Personal equipment; Transport when you need to skip a stage.
- Best periodApril, May, June, July, August, September
Day 1: Arrival in St. Ives
Day 2: Free day in St. Ives
Day 3: St. Ives to Zennor (10km)
Day 4: Zennor to Pendeen (11km)
Day 5: Pendeen to Sennen Cove (15km)
Another ramble of paths full of the rich presence of historical sites, wildlife and amazing views. A little bit longer than the previous walks, today you have to reach Sennen Cove. You will pass by the Kenidjack Cliff castle - perched on the cliffs above the sea the building is dated back to the Iron Age and it is part of a fortified chain that guarded the Penwith Peninsula. It is a nice place to take a break after you continue towards Cape Cornwall. Amazing views will surround you so keep your eyes wide open to not miss a single moment of this serenity. From Cape Cornwall to Sennen Cove is a pleasant walk through the sand dunes to Whitesands Bay. Along the route you will have the chance to stray for a while from the original path just to visit the most westerly city of the UK - St. Just. If you are lucky enough to have your trip during a very low tide, on the bay may appear the remains of an ancient sunken forest and animal remains of a red deer and brown bear jaws.
Day 6: Sennen Cove to Porthcurno (11km)
Day 7: Porthcurno to Penzance (18km)
The longest trail awaits you as a farewell to this wonderful self-guided walking adventure. From Porthcurno you continue towards Logan Rock. This is an eighty-ton granite boulder perched on the edge of the cliffs overlooking the English Channel. Passing by many coves until you reach Lamorna - a small village and cove involved in many novels. The next stage of today's walk passes by pine forest and heads inland to Mousehole. From here you follow a track mainly from tarmac and soon you will find yourself back into the vivid Penzance where you can take some rest at the locals cafes and visit some art galleries.
Day 8: Departure day
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