Walks around West Penwith

West Penwith, Cornwall
  • 2.5 miles/4 km - Easy

    Botallack Head

    Botallack Head

    2.5 miles/4 km - Easy

    A circular walk around Cornwall's most iconic mining remains, used for the filming of the BBC's Poldark series

  • 3.9 miles/6.3 km - Easy-moderate

    Land's End

    Land's End

    3.9 miles/6.3 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk on the rugged cliffs at the most westerly point of the British mainland with spectacular views and spectacular wildflowers.

  • 3 miles/4.9 km - Moderate

    Porthcurno to Penberth Cove

    Porthcurno to Penberth Cove

    3 miles/4.9 km - Moderate

    A circular walk with spectacular coastal scenery from Porthcurno to Penberth Cove, passing the famous wobbling boulder of Logan Rock and returning via the escape route from the wartime tunnels which housed one of the world's largest telegraph stations.

  • 4.0 miles/6.5 km - Moderate

    Pendeen to Portheras Cove

    Pendeen to Portheras Cove

    4.0 miles/6.5 km - Moderate

    A circular walk from Pendeen via the Geevor and Levant mines to the lighthouse at Pendeen Watch returning via the white, sandy beach at Portheras Cove.

  • 4.2 miles/6.8 km - Moderate

    St Ives to Carbis Bay

    St Ives to Carbis Bay

    4.2 miles/6.8 km - Moderate

    A circular walk from St Ives through the Steeple Woods nature reserve to the monument overlooking St Ives Bay where the eccentric quinquennial ceremony of John Knill has been performed for over 200 years, returning along the coast via the white sandy beaches of Carbis Bay and Porthminster.

  • 4.2 miles/6.7 km - Moderate

    Zennor to Gurnard's Head

    Zennor to Gurnard's Head

    4.2 miles/6.7 km - Moderate

    A circular walk from Zennor along the coast via the sea-smoothed granite boulders at Porthmeor Cove to the site of an Iron Age fort on Gurnard's Head, returning from the Gurnard's Head pub on the ancient Churchway to Zennor.

  • 4.3 miles/7 km - Moderate

    St Ives

    St Ives

    4.3 miles/7 km - Moderate

    A circular walk at St Ives along the granite coastline and white sandy beaches which have inspired so many artists, through some of the most famous parts of the town including the harbour, The Island and The Tate, and via the church and holy well of Celtic girl Ia who, according to legend, was the first to settle here.

  • 4.4 miles/7 km - Moderate

    Lelant to St Ives

    Lelant to St Ives

    4.4 miles/7 km - Moderate

    A one-way walk to St Ives along the beaches from Lelant including the vast expanse of Porthkidney Sands, Carbis Bay and Porthminster Beach, returning on the coastal railway.

  • 4.8 miles/7.7 km - Moderate

    Lelant Saltings to Carbis Bay

    Lelant Saltings to Carbis Bay

    4.8 miles/7.7 km - Moderate

    A circular walk from Lelant following St Michael's Way along the vast stretch of beach from Porthkidney Sands to Carbis Bay, with views over St Ives Bay on the return route.

  • 5 miles/8 km - Moderate

    Sancreed to Carn Euny

    Sancreed to Carn Euny

    5 miles/8 km - Moderate

    A countryside walk to the Celtic church and Holy Well at Sancreed and the Iron Age village of Carn Euny where a well-preserved underground chamber known as a fogou has puzzled archaelogists for centuries

  • 5.4 miles/8.6 km - Moderate

    Cape Cornwall to Levant

    Cape Cornwall to Levant

    5.4 miles/8.6 km - Moderate

    A circular walk from England's only Cape, via the engine houses of Kenidjack Valley and perched on rock ledges at Botallack Head, to Levant Mine which had over 60 miles of tunnels beneath the Atlantic and now has a working restored beam engine.

  • 4.2 miles/6.8 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Rosemergy to Gurnard's Head

    Rosemergy to Gurnard's Head

    4.2 miles/6.8 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk along the coast past the towering cliffs of Bosigran Castle via the white sand and huge boulders of Porthmeor Cove to the site of an Iron Age fort on Gurnard's Head, returning from the Gurnard's Head pub via the ancient Zennor Churchway.

  • 4.8 miles/7.8 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Mousehole to Lamorna Cove

    Mousehole to Lamorna Cove

    4.8 miles/7.8 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk following the coast from the historic fishing village of Mousehole through the Kemyel Crease nature reserve and around the towering cliffs of Lamorna Cove with views over Mount's Bay, returning along the route was that taken by the Victorian postman on his round from Penzance.

  • 5.1 miles/8.2 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Lamorna and St Loy

    Lamorna and St Loy

    5.1 miles/8.2 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk visiting prehistoric stone circles, crosses and tombs and along the granite cliffs from Lamorna Cove to the sea-polished boulders of St Loy's Cove where sailors of a sinking vessel were able to climb to safety onto a large ship which had been wrecked there seven months before.

  • 5.2 miles/8.3 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Sennen Cove to Nanquidno

    Sennen Cove to Nanquidno

    5.2 miles/8.3 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk alongside the pristine beaches of Whitesand Bay, where huge shoals of mullet are still caught off the beach using the traditional seine nets in the way they have for hundreds of years.

  • 5.4 miles/8.7 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Porthcurno, Porthgwarra and Gwennap Head

    Porthcurno, Porthgwarra and Gwennap Head

    5.4 miles/8.7 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk from Porthcurno, passing the Minack Theatre, St Leven's Holy Well, Porthchapel and Porthgwarra beaches, to Gwennap Head where the English Channel meets the Atlantic and the Runnelstone Reef has claimed so many ships that divers are unsure where the wreckage is from.

  • 5.4 miles/8.6 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Zennor to The Carracks

    Zennor to The Carracks

    5.4 miles/8.6 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk towards St Ives from Zennor following the Coast Path past the haunts of the legendary mermaid of Zennor to the islets of The Carracks, frequented by seals, and returning on the Coffin Path, along which villagers made their final journey to Zennor church.

  • 5.5 miles/8.8 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Rosemergy to Ding Dong Mine

    Rosemergy to Ding Dong Mine

    5.5 miles/8.8 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk from the coast to the highest area of moor on West Penwith passing engine houses and prehistoric monuments and with spectacular heather in late summer

  • 6 miles/9.7 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Sennen Cove and Land's End

    Sennen Cove and Land's End

    6 miles/9.7 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk from the white sandy beach at Sennen Cove along the towering granite cliffs via Land's End to the song of the sea cave at Nanjizal. The best way to see Land's End.

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