Walk - St Ives Station - Clodgy Point
3.3 miles (5.2 km)
St Ives Station TR26 2EQ St Ives Station
Moderate - The path is rough in places, and there is some ascent and descent, though none of it is steep or prolonged.
An invigorating walk, starting from St Ives Station and passing through some of its granite-cobbled streets through Porthmeor and out onto the South West Coast Path as it travels through the open heathland of Clodgy Point, rich in wildlife. The route returns through the ancient landscape of patchwork fields bounded by tumbledown granite walls: a prehistoric system granted special protection as being among the world's oldest man-made structures still in use today. A good walk for children, with plenty of interesting diversions possible along the way. In autumn St Ives Head is a fantastic place for watching migrant seabirds, especially in strong winds, and the passing flocks of skuas and terns may include some rare species such as the dainty Sabine's gull. The black-browed albatross has even been sighted here.