Walk - St Ives Bay Hotel - Zennor walk
5.0 miles (8.0 km)
Challenging - A rugged walk over sometimes difficult ground.
A challenging but very rewarding walk, with magnificent views and rich wildlife and historical interest. A fine wildflower walk in spring, when the squill and dog violet in the coastal grasslands are followed by orchids and tormentil. The thorn bushes rising from the freshly-unfurled bracken are alight with blossom, and wheatears and stonechats call from their black branches. In autumn it's a great place for birdwatching, as the flocks of kittiwakes and terns flying past can sometimes include storm petrels, even a rare and dainty Sabine's gull.