Along the South West Coast Path

South West Coast Path: St Ives to Penzance

Walk this rugged and remote section of the South West Coast Path in Cornwall from St Ives to Penzance, via Land’s End. Be prepared for some exhilarating walking and follow the trail that hugs the coastline on its way down to Lands End which is the most westerly tip of the UK. 

Wild flowers on the cliff tops and turquoise seas with golden beaches dominate with fantastic views, plenty of birdlife and delicious seafood all to be found on this 40 mile stretch of coast path.

The bustling fishing village of St Ives is your start point, and you will also encounter small fishing communities, such as Sennen Cove, Mousehole and Porthcurno with its spectacular open air theatre situated right beside the sea.
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Hiking trail · Penwith

St Ives to Zennor

December 06, 2017
moderate
9.8 km
3:30 h
287 m
187 m
Leave St Ives, a bustling fishing village with a wonderful harbour, and follow the wild and rugged coastline south. 
from Callum Broad,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Penwith

Zennor to Pendeen Watch

December 06, 2017
moderate
11.4 km
3:20 h
256 m
310 m
Prepare for a challenging start to this section's walk, where the way turns rocky and sometimes damp,  but the rewarding views are worth the effort. 
from Callum Broad,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Penwith

Pendeen Watch to St Just

December 06, 2017
8.4 km
2:28 h
152 m
150 m
 There is a lot to see on this section of the walk to St Just, with astounding views out to sea, mine ruins and Kenidjack Castle.
from Callum Broad,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Penwith

St Just to Sennen Cove

December 06, 2017
moderate
7 km
2:15 h
62 m
108 m
Enjoy this short section connecting Cape Cornwall and St Just with Sennen Cove. Fields and cliff-walking will make for a lovely jaunt down the ...
from Macs Adventure,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Penwith

Sennen Cove to Porthcurno

December 06, 2017
moderate
10.5 km
3:15 h
141 m
94 m
A day of cliff top walking guides you to a major milestone of your trip,  Land's End and the most westerly point of Britain. 
from Callum Broad,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Penwith

Porthcurno to Penzance

December 06, 2017
difficult
18 km
7:00 h
247 m
289 m
Leaving Porthcurno, you will discover Lamorna, trade the open coast for some wooded walking and finish your hike in Penzance.
from Callum Broad,   Macs Adventure