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ST IVES & THE CORNISH COAST

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Nestling between two bays the coast and countryside around St Ives offers some of the best walking in the South West.
  • Product Code 78506
  • Holiday Type Holidays With Two Grades Of Walking, No Single Room Supplement
  • Grade

    Grades 1, 2 & 3 - Leisurely grades

    Grades 4, 5 & 6 - Moderate grades

    Grades 7, 8 & 9 - Challenging grades

    Grade 4, Grade 7
  • Holiday Duration 6 Nights

Guided Walking Holidays - St Ives & the Cornish Coast

A cobalt sea, golden sands, tropical palm trees and the warmth of the sun on your skin as you admire the views – you might think you’re in the Caribbean rather than Cornwall.

The coast and countryside around St Ives offers some of the best walking in the South West. St Ives itself is nestled between two big bays where you can watch the world go by, or surfers battling the waves offshore. The quirky narrow winding streets of this former fishing village, old tightly packed cottages and picturesque harbour are a joy to stroll around and the town has a wealth of small shops, galleries and museums. The light and landscape of this corner of Cornwall continue to attract and inspire artists, with its beautifully rugged coastline, secret coves and long sandy beaches.

The Treloyhan Manor Hotel sits right on the Cornish Coast Path. There are beautiful walks right from the doorstep, taking in bays, beaches and dramatic cliff tops. We explore the most westerly points of England at Land’s End and the furthest south, the Lizard Peninsula. We will also explore inland villages, abandoned mining villages, visit the Minack Theatre perched on the cliff edge overlooking the sea, and enjoy lush woodland walks inland covering some ancient standing stone sites.


Holiday Highlights

  • Take the Cornwall Coast Path from the hotel’s doorstep. The paths around St Ives offer some of the best walking in the south west. 
  • Walk the spectacular coastal paths on The Lizard and Land’s End. 
  • As well as exploring the most westerly points of England, you'll visit inland villages and the Minack Theatre. 
  • Enjoy our base at the picturesque old fishing port of St Ives with golden sands, tropical like seas and palm trees. 
The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What's included in this holiday Items that are covered in the cost of holiday price.

      Half board en suite accommodation. 
      Local transport to and from the trailheads, if necessary.
Whats not included in this holiday Items that are not covered in the cost of holiday price.

  • Entrance fees to some museums and historic buildings (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Insurance
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Please see Holiday Information Sheet for this holidays individual departures itinerary (located under View Departures & Book tab)

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

This departure: Grade 4 & Grade 7

  1. Day 1

    Independent arrival at Treloyhan Manor Hotel in St. Ives. Check in is from 3pm. Meet your tour leader at approximately 6.30pm in the hotel for a briefing before dinner. Dinner each evening is in the hotel restaurant. 

  2. Day 2

    Land's End

    Grade 4 - We take transport to Land's End then follow the South West Coastal Path south. We follow a similar route as the more challenging grade 7 walk, but turn inland after Porthcurno to Treen, with an optional diversion to the viewpoint at Logan Rock.

    Grade 7 - Starting at Land's End we walk along the Coastal Path. We visit the Smugglers Tunnel at Porthgwarra and the Minack Theatre, built into the rocks and overlooking the sea. We continue until we reach Lamorna.

  3. Day 3

    Cape Cornwall & Levant

    Grade 4 - Our walk today goes along the Cornish coast. We visit Cape Cornwall, pass several disused mines until we reach the National Trust mine at Levant. We turn inland by Geevor mine and walk through Lower Boscastle to Pendeen.

    Grade 7 - Starting from Sennen Cove to the east of Land's End we follow the South West Coastal Path north east to Cape Cornwall. Past the Botallack Mine we can explore the various side paths on the cliffs before the Levant National Trust mine. We continue past this to the Pendeen Watch lighthouse and Portheras Bay before turning inland to finish our walk in Morvah.

  4. Day 4

    The Lizard Peninsula

    Grade 4 - We drive to Lizard Point, the most southerly point of Britain. From here we follow the South West Coastal Path west to above Kynance Cove and from there head inland over the Lizard Nature Reserve. On the east coast near the Devils Pan Handle we pick up the Coastal Path again. At Church Cove we cut inland to Lizard Village where Annie's famous pasty shop can be visited. We then continue south to return to Lizard Point.

    Grade 7 - From a point close to Lizard Point we walk west along the coast, passing Kynance Cove, turning inland across downland. Eventually we reach the east coast of the Lizard Peninsula, then head back west to Lizard Point.

  5. Day 5

    Zennor to St Ives

    Grade 4 - From Zennor we follow the 'coffin path' for a few miles before picking up the Coastal Path for a challenging but rewarding walk along a spectacular section of the South West Coast way with magnificent views.

    Grade 7 - We start at the hotel and walk west and over to Tregena to join the 'coffin path' at Trowan. From here we continue mainly on the flat through fields to Zennor, beyond which we pick up the undulating Coastal Path taking us back to St Ives.

  6. Day 6

    St Ives to Hayle - Grade 4 - We follow the coast out of St Ives to Hayle, visiting the Hayle Estuary Nature Reserve on the way. It is one of the best places to view birds in the UK with its waders, gulls and terns. In the summer months you might catch sight of an osprey. We return to St Ives by train where there will be some time to explore this interesting town.

    The Tinners Way - Grade 7 - We take transport out to Woon Gumpus Common, then follow an inland route back via an unusually large variety of ancient remains. These include the Nine Maidens stone circle and the Bodriffy Iron Age village.

  7. Day 7

    Independent departure from the hotel after breakfast. Check out is by 10am. We hope you have enjoyed your holiday and we look forward to welcoming you on another soon. 

Travel Details

Local transport to and from the trailheads, if necessary, is included.

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Our Accommodation on this holiday

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday. If you are on a multi-centre holiday, these are highlights of the places where we stay. Please refer to your Holiday Information sheet (which can be found under View Departures & Book), for your departure date and for all your accommodation details.

Treloyhan Manor Hotel

The impressive three-star Treloyhan Manor Hotel sits in sumptuous grounds overlooking the blue waters of Carbis Bay just on the edge of St Ives, within easy walking distance of the centre of town. Built in 1892 of Cornish granite, the mansion was originally the home of shipping magnate Sir Edward Hain. Today it is a light, airy hotel with impressive public rooms and comfortable bedrooms. Home cooked dinners are served in the elegant restaurant, and you can have a drink (or a cream tea) in one of the lounges or out on the terrace and then stroll down the coast path right into St Ives. Some of the bedrooms have showers, others have just baths. Although the hotel does not have a dedicated bar area, drinks can be purchased from reception or the restaurant for drinking in the comfortable lounges, the outside terrace or over dinner. Picnic lunches are available to purchase from the hotel. Free Wi-Fi access is available with good connectivity on the ground floor but a little patchier in some of the bedrooms.