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Walking Holiday on the UK's
South West Coast Path

on the 'toe' of Cornwall
Penzance, St Ives, Land's End and back to Penzance, with day trip to Isles of Scilly
(or vice versa)

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Walking holiday on South West Coast Path Cornwall Suggested Tour Duration:
7 nights, 6 days walking
Total Distance:
64 miles
Min/max daily distance:
4/12 miles
Average Daily distance:
10 miles
Grading:
easy to severe
Features:
St Michael's Mount
St. Ives,
tin mine and beam engine,
Minack Open-Air Theatre
day trip to Isles of Scilly
Day 1: Arrive at Penzance
You make your own way to Penzance. We can assist with coach transfers if necessary. Car parking is available for the duration of the walk.
   
St Michael's Mount, Cornwall on SWCP walking holiday Day 2: Penzance to Lelant.    12 miles     moderate
You start your walking holiday on the South West Coast Path by heading for Marazion and St Michael's Mount. If the tide is out you can walk there across the causeway, or take the ferry. Not to be missed! Then you walk the St Michael's Way north across the peninsular to Leland. This path was one of the routes used by pilgrims on route from Ireland to Italy.
St Ives, Cornwall on SWCP walking holiday
Day 3: Lelant to Zennor.    10 miles    severe
There are stunning views of Carbis Bay as you head towards St Ives. Then you walk along the most deserted and wildest stretch of the South West Coast Path. On a clear day you can see as far back as St Agnes Beacon. Seals can sometimes be sighted on The Carracks.
Levant Mine, Cornwall on SWCP walking holiday Day 4: Zennor to Cape Cornwall.    11 miles    severe
You begin today's walk around Gurnard's Head which was once an Iron Age settlement. The lighthouse at Pendeen Watch is in view for most of the day and there is plenty of industrial archaeology to poke around. Levant Beam Engine and Geevor Tin Mine are both worth a visit. On a clear day from Cape Cornwall you can see the Scilly Isles.
Day 5: Cape Cornwall to Porthcurno   12 miles      moderate
Cape Cornwall is where the Atlantic Ocean meets the English Channel. You are now heading in a southerly direction towards Land's End across Whitesand Bay and Sennen Cove. After Land's End you start going south-east and before arriving in Porthcurno you can visit the Minack Open-air Theatre.
Porthcurno, Cornwall on SWCP walking holiday
Day 6: Porthcurno to Penzance.    11 miles    strenuous
The Telegraph Museum is worth a visit before leaving Porthcurno. The walking route goes through Mousehole, pronounced "Mouzel", a quaint fishing village, then you walk around Mounts Bay via Newlyn back to Penzance.
St Marys Isles of Scilly on SWCP walking holiday
Day 7: Day trip to Scilly Isles.  4 miles    easy    or Extra day in Penzance
A day trip on the Scillonian from Penzance to St Marys in the Isles of Scilly.
Enjoy the peaceful town of Hugh Town and a gentle stroll around St Marys. Sailing times to and from the Isles of Scilly vary according to tides and so if the sailing times are not favourable to making the most of your day on the Isles of Scilly this day trip to the Isles of Scilly will be rescheduled for day 2 of the itinerary.
Alternatively have a rest day in Penzance and/or visit the many gardens in the area.
Optional Extra Day: Extra day in Penzance
Day 8: Depart after breakfast.
We can transfer you to the train or coach station, or stay an extra night to explore the area.
Other walks
in Cornwall include:

SWCP
NE Cornwall


SWCP
NW Cornwall


SWCP Land's End Circular

SWCP
SW Cornwall


SWCP
SE Cornwall


Saints Way

Copper Trail

Great Gardens of Cornwall

Isles of Scilly
What's included
in your UK walking holiday
on the South West Coast Path
This walking holiday in the UK on the South West Coast Path operates March to October and in either direction.
Short walking breaks are also available, with 2 or 3 days walking. Just select the part of the coast path you want to walk.
The above distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too. We pride ourselves in offering the widest choice of bespoke walking holidays on the South West Coast Path.

Online booking available. A deposit of £55 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.
  • accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
  • daily luggage transfer
  • return day trip to Isles of Scilly
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries
  • guide book
  • Ordnance Survey maps 1:25,000
Optional Extras
for your UK walking holiday
on the South West Coast Path
Land's End Circular
with day trip to Isles of Scilly:
8 day itinerary
6 days walking and 7 nights accommodation
£581pp
dbl/twin
£784pp
single occ
£819pp
solo traveller
Book South West Coast Path Land's End Circular walking holiday online now

Land's End Circular
WITHOUT day trip to Isles of Scilly:
8 day itinerary
5 days walking, extra day in Penzance
and 7 nights accommodation
£539pp
dbl/twin
£742pp
single occ
£777pp
solo traveller
Book South West Coast Path Land's End Circular walking holiday online now
All prices subject to change

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  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks
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By Plane to Newquay where we can arrange transfer to Penzance
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