Walk the best of Cornwall's North Coast

Highlights of Cornwall's North Coast

A self-guided walking tour experiencing the highlights of Cornwall’s north coast from St Ives to Padstow & Tintagel. Enjoy overnight stays in the quaint fishing towns and villages of St Ives, Padstow and Tintagel and follow trails through designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Walk along the rugged clifftops and hear the wild Atlantic seas crashing against the rocks. As a contrast, pass through secluded and peaceful golden sandy coves. 

Encounter Cornish history first-hand as you pass the ancient remnants of the mining industry and hear locals regale in the local pubs about the legend of King Arthur and Merlin.

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Viewing format
recommended route 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
recommended route 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
Hiking trail · Restormel
Mawgan Porth to Padstow
recommended route 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.

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from Erin Connor,   Macs Adventure Ltd
Hiking trail · North Cornwall
Padstow Loop Walk Around Rock
recommended route 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.

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from Craig Dickson,   Macs Adventure Ltd
Difficulty moderate
Distance 15.4 km
Duration 5:30 h
Ascent 760 m
Descent 680 m

A dramatic coastal walk takes you from the pretty village of Port Isaac to the Tintagel, famous for it's clifftop ruined castle, believed to be the ...

from Erin Connor,   Macs Adventure Ltd
Hiking trail · North Cornwall
Tintagel Loop walk via Boscastle
Difficulty moderate
Distance 15.7 km
Duration 4:30 h
Ascent 300 m
Descent 300 m

This circular walk takes you from Tintagel, through ancient fields and hamlets before returning again via the rugged Cornish coastline.

from Erin Connor,   Macs Adventure Ltd