Walk the Cornwall Coast Path from St Ives to Lands End
Double / Single
£806 / £996
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Start Any Day February to June. October to November
Description of Twin/Double
- Most accommodation in Britain is charged on a Per Person basis (rather than per room basis). The price you see here for this tour is the Price per Person.
- If you request a Twin Room there are two single beds (usually 3 feet wide) in the room.
- If you request a Double Room there is one bed in which two people usually sleep (usually 4 feet 6inches wide).
- Both the Double and the the Twin room are sometimes available for Single Occupancy (one person in the room), usually with a supplement to compensate the provider who would normally have received payment from two people.
- If the accommodation offers Single rooms (one bed of 3 feet wide), this will normally be priced higher than half of a double or twin room. Unless space is limited in the village or accommodation we usually avoid these as the rooms tend to be older and less space to move about.
A three centre inn-to-inn, village-to-village self-guided walk on the North Cornwall Coastal Path from St. Ives to Lands End in Cornwall, England. 7 nights bed and breakfast accommodation, 6 days walking luggage transfer, transfer from St Just to Penzance on the final morning, guide book and maps.
From the small Cornwall seaside fishing village of St Ives with its National Tate Gallery you walk over jutting headlands and long curves of beach. The most spectacular stretch of all now ensues, with jagged granite ridges running down into a turquoise sea, like primeval monsters going for a drink. In between lie hidden sandy coves and tiny hamlets such as Zennor and Morvah, which seem to grow organically out of the rocky landscape. You end your Cornwall coast walk by crossing Whitesand Bay to the pretty village of Sennen Cove and strolling gently along the cliff top to Lands End itself. Here you can dream about doing the ultimate hike - Lands End to John o'Groats - you've already done some of it. Your final day is spent discovering a few of the pre-historic sites which dot this amazing landscape.
Cornwall's mild climate ensures that this walk can be done at any time of the year, while remaining not too hot for summer walking.
You stop in country hotels, inns and guesthouses along the way, where accommodation is available in twin, double or single rooms, most but not all with private facilities. 7 nights B&B, luggage transfer and transfer from St Just to Penzance on the final morning is included in the tour price.
DAY ONE: At St Ives. You may arrive anytime after 3pm. If requiring dinner this is usually between 7pm - 9pm both in hotels (booked in advance) and pubs. Overnight at St Ives, Cornwall, England.
DAY TWO: Walk from Lelant to St Ives. 4 miles (6km) and 200 feet of ascent. A short day today, for which you have time to look around St Ives. A seaside resort made famous by its painters and in the past its fishermen. Dinner can be taken at a nearby inn in the village (not included in tour price). Overnight at St Ives, Cornwall, England.
DAY THREE: Walk from St Ives to Zennor. 9 miles (14km) and 1,400 feet of ascent. This is now some of the finest Coastal scenery in England as you follow the North Cornwall coastal Path from St Ives to Zennor. Dinner can be taken at a nearby inn in the village (not included in tour price). Overnight at Zennor, Cornwall, England.
DAY FOUR: Zennor circular walk. 8 miles (13km) and 700 feet of ascent. A circular walk along the coast path to Bosigran and returning through farm fields to Zennor. Dinner can be taken at a nearby inn in the village (not included in tour price). Overnight at Zennor, Cornwall, England.
DAY FIVE: Walk from Morvah to St Just-in-Penwith. 6 miles (10km) and 800 feet of ascent. You will dropped at Morvah and follow the coastal path around Cape Cornwall to St Just-in-Penwith. Dinner can be taken at a nearby inn in the village (not included in tour price). Overnight at St Just, Cornwall, England.
DAY SIX: Walk from Lands End to St Just. 8 miles (13km) and 600 feet of ascent. A taxi will drop you off at Land's End (included in tour price), the most westerly point of England. You start walking from Land's End through the quaint Sennen Cove and village and around Whitesand Bay to finish back at St Just. Dinner can be taken at a nearby inn in the village (not included in tour price). Overnight at St Just, Cornwall, England.
DAY SEVEN: Circular walk around St Just. 9 miles (14km) and 900 feet of ascent. Your walk today will pass some of the finest of Cornwall's archaeological sites. Carn Euny village goes back at least to the Bronze Age (2,000 BC) and includes a fogou (or underground chamber). The second site visited is Chapel Carn Brea. From these you meander through stone walled fields down the Cot valley and back to the hotel. Alternatively you could arrange a day trip to the Scilly Isles (via regular shuttle helicopter service - not included in tour price). Your guest house could help you organise this. Dinner can be taken at a nearby inn in the village (not included in tour price). Overnight at St Just, Cornwall, England.
DAY EIGHT: Departure. The tour finishes from St Just-in-Penwith after breakfast. You and your luggage will be transferred to Penzance (included in tour price).
NOTE: it takes a full day to travel from London or Heathrow to Cornwall. If you are travelling from anywhere else it is best to overnight in London.
RAIL TRAVEL from LONDON to ST IVES (NOT included in tour price): London Paddington and St Ives are the nearest direct rail station served by infrequent trains from London (Paddington). Presently the 11:15 train from London arrives St Ives 17:07, changing at Liskeard. The next departs 13:15 and arrives St Ives 19:04, changing at Penzance.
You will need a taxi for the short distance from the station to the hotel.
TRANSFER from ST JUST-IN-PENWITH to PENZANCE (included in tour price): Penzance is the nearest rail station. You and your luggage will be collected after breakfast and transferred to Penzance.
TRAVEL from PENZANCE to LONDON (NOT included in tour price): Penzance is the nearest rail station. Direct Trains operate every hour to London Paddington.
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GRADE D: Between 8 - 11 miles (13 - 18 kms) a day (the occasional day may be shorter or longer than these depending on location of suitable accommodation). Light Waterproof walking boots are desirable. A strong waterproof Jacket and overtrousers are recommended to protect you from rain and cold winds. No more than 1000 feet ascent and/or descent a day. Footpaths through farmland. You will start walking about 9:30am and finish at approx. 4pm.
These grades are for guidance only. For any grade, depending on weather conditions, it may at times be damp underfoot, so waterproof boots are preferable.