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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 78502,78507
  • 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 5
  • Holiday Duration 7 Nights

Guided Walking Holidays St Ives and 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

  • Enjoy our base at the quirky and picturesque old fishing port of St Ives.
  • Walk the Cornwall Coast Path at the end of the hotel gardens.
  • Walk the spectacular coastal walks on The Lizard and Land’s End.
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.

    Price based on sharing a twin room with private facilities. No single room supplement.

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 program, 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 5

  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. All evening meals are taken in the hotel restaurant. 

  2. Day 2

    St Michael's Way. A spectacular coast to coast walk along the ancient pilgrims walk - from St Ives on the north coast to Marazion and views over to St Michael Mount on the south coast. About 9 miles. 

  3. Day 3

    The Lizard Peninsula. This is a circular walk starting and ending on the coastal path. The middle section of the walk is inland. Lizard point is the most southerly point of Britain. About 9.5 miles. 

  4. Day 4

    Cape Cornwall & Old mine workings. We will walk from Kellynack to Cape Cornwall where we continue along the coastal path where there are many old mine workings. If there is time and it is open you can visit the National Trust mine at Levant. We then continue to Pendeen Point with its lighthouse. About 8.5 miles. 

  5. Day 5

    Your suggested free day. Your leader will outline options for local sightseeing such as the Eden Project or mine visits.

  6. Day 6

    Lands End & the Minack Theatre. We start near Boskenna Farm where we will walk along the coastal path to see the Minack Theatre and finish at Lands End, which is the most westerly point in England. About 10 miles. 

  7. Day 7

    Zennor to St Ives. A challenging but rewarding walk along a spectacular section of the South West Coast Way with magnificent views. About 8 miles. 

  8. Day 8

    Independent departure from the hotel after breakfast. Check out is by 10am.

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 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 and 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’s 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 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 from the hotel including a choice of sandwich and a selection of other items from a self service packed lunch 'buffet'. Free Wi-Fi access is available with good connectivity on the ground floor but patchier in the bedrooms.

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