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St Ives to Zennor

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Leave St Ives, a bustling fishing village with a wonderful harbour, and follow the wild and rugged coastline south. 

moderate
Distance 9.8 km
3:30 h
287 m
187 m
106 m
9 m

Undulating paths on rough and demanding terrain make todays walk a strenuous one, but all worthwhile for the stunning views across the sea. Zennor is a small village which is a 10-15 minute walk inland from the coast, the local pub will be a welcoming sight after the walk today.  The local museum is worth a visit which is dedicated to Cornish life from Prehistoric times.

If continuing on to Pendeen Watch, do not take the diversion off the Path to Zennor. 

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Callum Broad
Update: August 04, 2022
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moderate
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Highest point
106 m
Lowest point
9 m
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Safety information

It should be said that the South West Coast Path is made up of largely coastal and cliffside walking and is not suitable for anyone suffering from vertigo or fear of heights. Take your time and great care when walking along the smaller cliff-side edged paths and be extra vigilant when walking in the rain or strong winds. Since the weather often changes rapidly in these areas, it can be difficult to predict so always check the weather ahead of time and be prepared.

At some sections on the trail you may have to pass other walkers on these cliffside paths - take your time, take great care and attention and pass safely.

Tips and hints

This tour appears in the following itineraries:

WES(SWCP)STP2

WES(SWCP)STP3

WES(SWCP)STP1

Start

St Ives (15 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
SW 51510 40759
DD
50.214539, -5.484435
DMS
50°12'52.3"N 5°29'04.0"W
UTM
30U 322751 5565438
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Destination

Zennor

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

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Coordinates

OS Grid
SW 51510 40759
DD
50.214539, -5.484435
DMS
50°12'52.3"N 5°29'04.0"W
UTM
30U 322751 5565438
w3w 
///sparkles.barn.waiters
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
9.8 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
287 m
Descent
187 m
Highest point
106 m
Lowest point
9 m
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