Padstow Town

Cornwall Short Break: St Ives to Padstow

Discover the highlights of Cornwall's North Coast on a wonderful two-centre short break. 

Enjoy overnight stays in the quaint fishing towns and villages of St Ives and Padstow and follow trails through the beautiful and varied landscapes of Cornwall. Walk along the rugged clifftops and hear the wild Atlantic seas crashing against the rocks. As a contrast enjoy walks through Cornwall's beautiful rural countryside on the St Michael's Way. 

With optional easy walks from both St Ives and Padstow, and perhaps even a cycle along the Camel Trail from Padstow, this is the perfect Cornish escape to blow away those cobwebs!

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Viewing format
Top Difficulty easy
Distance 13.4 km
Duration 4:30 h
Ascent 320 m
Descent 340 m

Follow the St Michael's Way Pilgrimage path from north to south finishing at the famous St Michael's Mount in Marazion.

from Erin Connor,   Macs Adventure Ltd
Top Difficulty moderate
Distance 15.1 km
Duration 5:30 h
Ascent 275 m
Descent 275 m

This walk takes you along the coast path towards Zennor before turning towards Rosewall Hill to enjoy the views across to St Micheal's Mount before ...

from Erin Connor,   Macs Adventure Ltd
Hiking trail · Restormel
Mawgan Porth to Padstow
Top Difficulty moderate
Distance 16.9 km
Duration 4:30 h
Ascent 240 m
Descent 245 m

A gentle mix of dramatic coastal walking and peaceful countryside takes you from Mawgan Parth beach to Padstow harbour.

from Erin Connor,   Macs Adventure Ltd
Hiking trail · North Cornwall
Padstow Loop Walk Around Rock
Top Difficulty easy
Distance 11.5 km
Duration 3:20 h
Ascent 105 m
Descent 107 m

Cross the Camel Estuary from Padstow to explore Rock via a number of coastal paths, sand dune trails and footpaths.

from Craig Dickson,   Macs Adventure Ltd
Top Difficulty easy
Distance 20.4 km
Duration 1:25 h
Ascent 131 m
Descent 52 m

Your route today follows the Camel Cycle, a cycle route that initially takes you alongside the Camel Estuary, abundant with wildlife.

from Craig Dickson,   Macs Adventure Ltd