Walks from the track in West Cornwall

Penzance to Falmouth

61 miles in 6 days at a leisurely pace

 This route includes two major Cornish ports at each end with a number of beautiful beaches and rocky cliffs in between. Much of this walk is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and it takes you to the southernmost tip of England at Lizard Point. There is some extraordinary geology to look out for including serpentine, granite and schist rocks, which provide great environments for a variety of plants and wildlife. The last leg of the journey takes you past two beautiful estuaries, the Helford and the Fal leading to Falmouth, which was once the second busiest port of the British Empire. Find out more...

Newquay to Penzance

84 miles in 10 days at a leisurely pace

From the buzzing surf capital of the UK at Newquay, with its sandy beaches and rolling breakers, this route continues through the haunting relics of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site, where ancient lichen-clad monuments and disused mine chimneys rear from the gorse and heather in the isolated moorland above the unique prehistoric field systems of West Penwith. At Land's End the Atlantic currents are parted by the rugged headland, and the Coast Path travels onwards through tiny coves where fishing boats are drawn up on granite quays, out of the reach of the crashing waves. For over a century artists have been drawn to West Cornwall for the purity of its light and the romance of its landscape, and passing through the area on foot it is easy to see why. Find out more...

St Ives to Penzance

43.6 miles over 5 days at a leisurely to average pace

The start and finish points on this route have great links with the trains services. In between the two main towns, the Coast Path leads you along a wild and rugged landscape that gives you a real feeling of remoteness. The remains of tin mines are dotted all along this stretch of coast as a reminder of its industrial past and form part of the UNESCO designated Cornish Mining World Heritage site. Find out more...