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Itinerary

Section 1

St. Ives to Zennor

​Today starts as a pleasant amble out to St Ives Head

Section 2

Zennor to St. Just

​Today you will round the top end of the West Penwith peninsular

Section 3

St. Just to Porthcurno

This morning starts with a gentle walk out to Cape Cornwall. 

Section 4

Porthcurno to Penzance

Today you walk possibly the most stunning sections in West Cornwall

Optional

St. Michael's Way

A coast to coast circular walk from Penzance or St Ives

Priest Cove, Cape Cornwall

The Crown Jewel in the Cornish Coast Path - leave bustling St Ives behind, and immerse yourself in the wild moors at Zennor. Follow the coast path around Lands End, past ghostly tin mines and boulder trails through the pretty fishing villages of Sennen and Mousehole - would walk this again anytime!

Mell - Walking Advisor at Encounter

South West Coast Path Section 4,

St. Ives to Penzance.

South West Coast Path Section 4,

St. Ives to Penzance.

It's said that Lands End is both the beginning and the end of Great Britain and this world class walk takes you there and back again passing through both ancient and modern Cornish Culture on the way.  Walking into the heart of the regions remote and windswept mining past start on the most isolated section of the 630 mile South West coast Path tracking the relentless, restless seas around Lands End before moving into the contrast of perfect golden sands and turquoise waters in the sheltered lush valleys and coves...

Overview

Interactive Map

Pricing On This Route

A single walker staying in single or single occupancy en-suite rooms can expect to pay somewhere between £160 and £200 per night, including luggage transfers.

Two people sharing a double or twin en-suite room can expect to pay somewhere between £100 and £130 per person per night, inclusive of luggage transfers.

 

Please be aware that these prices depend on accommodation chosen, time of year, etc. and are indicative only. All estimates based upon bookings made between 2021 and 2023. For accurate pricing please request a quote.

Our prices include -

- Your choices of good quality en-suite B&B, Inn and small hotel accommodation with full breakfast (where available), together with upgrade options.

- Detailed walking route planning and ongoing support from specialist walking advisors from your enquiry through to the end of the walk

- A full booking administration and holiday management service including information on travel to and from your walking routes

- Secure and reliable daily luggage transfers between accommodations

- The best available maps & guidebooks along with your own personal detailed route notes & itinerary posted to you whether you are based in the UK or overseas

Please see below for six factors which affect your quoted price - 

1 - The time of year you are walking -  The low season (outside of May to September) is generally cheaper than the peak months.

2 - How early you book. Cheaper accommodation tends to book out first so to get the best prices and choice of accommodation we recommend you book as early as you can. Bookings open for the season the previous summer.

3 - Which routes and areas you choose - Cornwall, South Devon and Dorset are the more expensive regions while Wales, Somerset, North Devon and Dartmoor tend to offer better prices. We also often run seasonal special offers on certain routes so ask if these would be of interest.

4 - Type of accommodation  -  You can choose to upgrade to luxury hotels or downgrade to basic B&B's and we will try to match your walk to your budget. Quotes will show standard options and the costs for any upgrades so you can pick and choose to suit your plans.

5 - The number of walkers - rates are generally based on 2 walkers -  the more walkers the cheaper prices get as we split the costs of providing the walk between the group.

6 - Luggage Transfers - our quotes include two prices - with and without luggage transfers so if you want to keep the costs down you can choose to carry your own luggage to avoid those charges.

If you want to try to get the lowest prices let us know your budget - we can advise honestly and openly what is possible - we don't want to see anyone unable to walk the routes due to costs.

 

To request a quote costs nothing and there is no commitment to book - so do try us! We usually have quotes emailed back to you within a few days and these documents are very detailed with accommodation choices, website links to the accommodations, route descriptions, daily walking grade and mileage, travel info to the trail and of course a guaranteed price to consider.  All for the specific walk YOU want.

Route Profile And Options

Fast Route
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
St. Ives to Pendeen
Pendeen to Porthcurno
Porthcurno to Penzance
16 miles
14 miles
11 miles
Daily average 13.5 miles
Option
Return to St. Ives, St. Michaels Way
12 miles
Relaxed Route
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Option
Daily average 8 miles
St. Ives to Zennor
Zennor to Pendeen
Pendeen to Sennen
Sennen to Porthcurno
Porthcurno to Penzance (Mousehole)
Return to St. Ives, St. Michaels Way
7 miles
9 miles
8 miles
6 miles
11 miles (8 miles)
12 miles
Standard Route
Day 1
St. Ives to Zennor
7 miles
Day 2
Zennor to St. Just
11 miles
Day 3
St. Just to Porthcurno
12 miles
Day 4
Porthcurno to Penzance 
Option
Return to St. Ives, St. Michaels Way
11 miles
12 miles
Daily average 10 miles

Travel To And From The Route

Arriving from Overseas - Those arriving from overseas will usually arrive in the UK at London Gatwick or London Heathrow airport from where you can catch direct trains to Penzance or St Ives.  Those arriving at London Heathrow will usually take a 1/2 hour underground train / overland train service into London Paddington to catch the fast inter city trains to Devon and Cornwall.

Internal Flights - Newquay airport in North Cornwall allows access to the trails by train from Newquay Station to Penzance or St Ives.  Private transfers taking around one hour can also be arranged to and from the airport.

There are also regional airports at Exeter and Bristol that take international flights and connect by train to Penzance and St Ives.  These will be quicker than flying via London if you can find international flights arriving at these airports.

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