Walk - Sennen Cove to Lamorna
11.7 miles (18.8 km)
Sennen Cove - TR19 7DA Lamorna
Challenging - Moderate to strenuous. This section is undulating but mostly good underfoot. The strenuous rating is for the last mile appoaching Lamorna, where the Coast Path negotiates its way through a jumble of granite boulders, and so care is needed to pick your way.
This particularly beautiful section of Coast Path certainly feels like it begins at the very edge of the land, as the Path leads you along high cliffs and exposed, windswept heath. Once past the Land’s End complex, forget the tourists and enjoy the rugged peace and seclusion of the South Cornwall coast. There is much to see here, so do allow plenty of time.
On a clear day, there are fantastic views across the sea out to Bishop’s Rock Lighthouse and the Isles of Scilly. Birds such as fulmars, shags, rock pipits and occasional peregrine falcons can be seen along this stretch and the incredible geological formations, including offshore rock stacks and rippling cliffs, as well as the natural land-bridge of Tol-Pedn-Penwith at Gwennap Head, add to the sheer drama of the landscape, undoubtedly some of the best of the entire Coast Path.