Walk - Polmanter - Lelant
3.4 miles (5.5 km)
Polmanter Touring Park Polmanter Touring Park
Walk to Lelant and catch the train back to St Ives. A walk to blow away the cobwebs, travelling alongside the railway line high above St Ives Bay, through an area noted for rare wildflowers, migratory birds and novelist Dame Rosamunde Pilcher OBE. In the fifth and sixth centuries a number of Celtic saints are said to have established chapels here, and the ancient pilgrim route St Michael's Way follows a parallel path across the railway. Look out for medieval crosses in the churchyard at Lelant. There is not too much ascent or descent but the path can be exposed to sea winds so wear warm clothing.