Cornwall Guided Walking Holiday

Explore Cornwall's stunning coastline on foot

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Activity types:

  • Central location
  • Coastal
  • Free WiFi
  • Wildlife

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Choosing the level of your walks

Our easy grading system shows whether a region offer gentle strolls or more challenging routes to help you choose the right holiday for you. Difficulty is measured on many factors such as distance, ascent/descent, terrain, weather and more. There's no magic formula, but from our experience we grade our walks 1 to 5 (where 1 is easy and 5 hard). Our challenger holidays require a high level of fitness and stamina.

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Holiday overview

Blessed with breathtakingly beautiful beaches, Cornwall has more miles of coastline and more hours of sunshine than anywhere else in England. On a Guided Walking holiday at St Ives you'll discover the fantastic coastal path in all glory, from hidden coves to rugged headlands.

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Accommodation

HF Holidays' Chy Morvah in St Ives

Chy Morvah, meaning 'house by the sea' in Cornish, is an appropriate name for this characteristic seaside property. Situated within walking distance of the centre of St Ives, it enjoys wonderful views along the north Cornwall coast.

Chy Morvah has 39 bedrooms, either located in the main building or in the adjacent Lanyons House.

Rooms

'Good' Rooms 

These rooms are all ensuite and furnished to a good standard. They include:

  • Check in from 2:30pm
  • Tea and coffee-making facilities
  • 23 inch TV
  • Toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Free WiFi

'Better' Rooms 

These rooms are slightly larger and/or have a better view. They include:

  • Early check in from 1pm
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities
  • Fluffy bathrobe & slippers
  • 32 inch TV
  • More luxurious mattress
  • Enhanced toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Smalls drying rack
  • Free WiFi

Only an extra £15 per person per night

Choose Your Room: Our new “Choose Your Room” service is available at our UK country houses, providing the option to choose and confirm a specific room for an extra £30 per room. Supplement to upgrade to 'Better' rooms still apply. The choice of room number must be of the same room type as originally booked and is subject to availability.

At the house

  • Excellent boot and drying rooms
  • Laundry facilities
  • Chy Morvah has a splendid elevated position with sea views
  • The main lounges enjoy views across St Ives bay
  • Dining room
  • Conservatory front
  • Ballroom
  • Bar
  • Free WiFi is available in some public rooms
  • Range of board games and books
  • Attractive gardens with sea views
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool
    (Open April to September, weather permitting)
  • Table football
  • Boules
  • Mini-golf

Dining

An example of St Ives evening mealAll holidays at our Country Houses are full board accommodation including evening meal on arrival to breakfast on the day of your departure. All of our Country Houses have a well-stocked bar serving local beers, wine and spirits.

Start your day with our extensive breakfast.
 Take your fill from our famous self-service picnic lunches
A relaxed social dinner is a highlight of any stay at our Country Houses

Your evenings

Make the most of your evening or join us at the barJust relax and take it easy, or if you'd like to continue to chat with our guides and fellow guests then why not grab a drink or take part in one of our optional evening activities.

All of our bars are stocked with locally sourced drinks so you can really soak up your surroundings.

Accessibility

Due to the layout of Chy Morvah, it is not recommended for wheelchair users and guests with restricted mobility. 

More details on St Ives accessibility

Additional information

  • Fire procedure is displayed in each room and explained to guests on arrival. Guests requiring assistance at an evacuation are identified at this time and door hanger cards are issued
  • Mobile phone reception is generally good from the main building
  • Assistance dogs accompanying visually or hearing impaired guests are welcome; dogs must be kept on a lead or harness at all times
  • Information can be provided in large print
  • Staff have received disability awareness training
  • Special diets can be catered for. Specialist food can be obtained with prior notice
  • Fridge for medication can be supplied

Itinerary

Discover the Cornish Coast on Foot

Cornwall's spectacular coastal path is our gateway to this remarkable stretch of coastline. Our guided walks will take you to rugged granite headlands and glorious sandy beaches that have long made Cornwall a popular holiday destination. We'll also head off the beaten track to peaceful corners, hidden coves and sleepy fishing villages. Join our friendly and knowledgeable guides who will bring this stunning coastal landscape to life.

  • Our experienced guides offer the choice of up to three different walks each day
  • Choose the option which best suits your interests and fitness
  • We provide flexible holidays. Join our guided walks, explore independently, or relax at Chy Morvah

HF Holidays walks grade 2 easy

Easier walks 

Carbis Bay

HF Holidays walks grade 2 easy

Medium walks

Kynance Cove

HF Holidays walks level 3 medium

Harder walks

Chapel Porth

Select the date of your holiday to see which walks are running during your stay.

Poldark Country & Land's End

Available on: 17 Sep 2018, 15 Oct 2018, 29 Oct 2018, 9 Apr 2019, 22 Apr 2019, 22 May 2019, 5 Jun 2019, 26 Jun 2019, 10 Jul 2019, 21 Aug 2019, 4 Sep 2019, 25 Sep 2019, 9 Oct 2019

Option 1: Sennen Cove & Land's End

Fishing boats at Sennen Cove

Distance: 5½ miles (8½km)

Total ascent: 650 feet (200m)

The walk in a nutshell: Walk from the mining village of St Just across the fields and lanes of the Cot Valley, before joining the Coast Path to reach the old fishing village of Sennen Cove. The final section leads us over the granite cliffs to Land’s End. 

Don’t miss: The cliff-top walk from Sennen Cove to Land's End is particularly impressive, with a real sense of achievement as you reach this iconic spot.

Option 2: Botallack to Land's End

Botallack mine

Distance: 8 miles (12½km)

Total ascent: 1,600 feet (500m)

The walk in a nutshell: Follow the South West Coast Path from the famous Crown Mines at Botallack to Cape Cornwall. Then on past Ballowall Barrow, a Bronze Age burial chamber,  to Sennen Cove and Land’s End. 

Don’t miss: Discover Cornwall's rich history of tin mining, now recognised as a World Heritage Site. Look out for the abandoned engine houses perched just above the sea at Botallack.

Option 3: Geevor Mine to Land's End

The headland of Cape Cornwall

Distance: 10 miles (16km)

Total ascent: 1,900 feet (640m)

The walk in a nutshell: Walk from Geevor to Levant Mine and Botallack, with lots of historical interest. We then follow a stunning section of the South West Coast Path, all the way to Land’s End.

Don’t miss: This is coastal walking at its best; an opportunity to stride out and soak up the sea views. A celebratory pint at Land's End is well deserved after a great day with many ups and downs.


Mining, Shipwrecks and Smuggling In Mount’s Bay

Available on: 18 Sep 2018, 16 Oct 2018, 30 Oct 2018, 14 Apr 2019, 29 Apr 2019, 27 May 2019, 17 Jun 2019, 1 Jul 2019, 15 Jul 2019, 26 Aug 2019, 16 Sep 2019, 30 Sep 2019, 14 Oct 2019

Option 1: Around Mounts Bay

St Michaels Mount from the coast path

Distance: 6½ miles (10km)

Total ascentt: 1,050 feet (320m)

The walk in a nutshell: Starting at the beach of Praa Sands on the west side of the Lizard peninsula, we take the undulating Coast Path to Prussia Cove and Perranuthnoe, with stunning views of St Michael’s Mount.

Don’t miss: We finish at Marazion where, tide permitting, there will be time to walk across the causeway to the Mount to experience this beautiful island.

Option 2: Rinsey Head to Marazion

Beach att Prussia Cove

Distance: 8½ miles (14km)

Total ascent: 1,250 feet (380m)

The walk in a nutshell: From the mine buildings of Wheal Prosper at Rinsey Head, we join the Coast Path to the mile long beach of Praa Sands, and then on to the historic town of Marazion via Prussia Cove and Perranuthnoe.

Don’t miss: St Michael's Mount is in view for much of the day; hopefully there'll be time to cross the causeway at the end of the walk.

Option 3: Porthleven to Marazion

Beach at Piskies Cove

Distance: 11 miles (17½ km)

Total ascent: 2,050 feet (620m)

The walk in a nutshell: From the picturesque fishing and one-time industrial harbour of Porthleven we follow an outstanding coastline to Trewavas Head before walking to Marazion via Praa Sands, Prussia Cove and Perranuthnoe.

Don’t miss: Enjoy glorious sea views throughout as we walk through the rich flora of the South Cornwall coast.

Performance at the Minack Theatre overlooking the seaYour optional evening's adventure - The Minack Theatre

In the evening you may wish to join us for a performance at the world-famous Minack Theatre. This uniquely situated open-air theatre is cut into the cliffs at Porthcurno. Wrap up warmly and be enthralled by this magical setting.

This evening theatre visit is offered on most weeks (May to September). Tickets can be bought from our Country House. Visit www.minack.com to see the performances during your stay.


Rugged cliffs west of St Ives

Available on: 30 Sep 2018, 7 Oct 2018, 21 Oct 2018, 6 Apr 2019, 20 Apr 2019, 19 May 2019, 2 Jun 2019, 23 Jun 2019, 7 Jul 2019, 18 Aug 2019, 1 Sep 2019, 22 Sep 2019, 6 Oct 2019

Option 1: Clodgy Point

St Ives harbour

Distance: 6½ miles (10½km)

Total ascent: 850 feet (260m)

The walk in a nutshell: Walk along the rugged cliffs west of St Ives around Clodgy Point to Trevelga Cliff. Here we head inland and return along the 18th century packhorse route of the Tinners’ Way as it crosses a prehistoric field system.

Don’t miss: There's plenty of time to relax and enjoy the many delights of St Ives at the end of this walk. Enjoy wandering through the narrow streets, perhaps visit the Tate Gallery, or take a boat trip to Seal Island.

Option 2: Mussel Point & River Cove

Seal bobbing its head out of the sea

Distance: 8½ miles (14km)

Total ascent: 1,350 feet (420m)

The walk in a nutshell: The inland section of the walk crosses prehistoric fields, passing the hamlets of Trevega, Boscubben and Treveal. We reach the coast at Mussel Point then follow the undulating rugged path over the cliffs and headlands back to St Ives.

Don’t miss: Look out for seals at River Cove, and later enjoy a well-deserved ice cream by Porthmeor beach when you arrive back in St Ives.

Option 3: Zennor to St Ives

Cliffs at Trevalga

Distance: 11 miles (18km)

Total ascent: 1,750 feet (540m)

The walk in a nutshell: Follow the Tinners’ Way from St Ives, heading through the fields to the picturesque village of Zennor with its medieval church and Tinners Arms pub.  We return along the rugged coastal path to St Ives past dramatic rocky headlands, hidden coves, and sweeping sea views.

Don’t miss: With luck you'll see seals, plenty of seabirds, and maybe even dolphins and basking sharks.


Coast and Cliffs of The Land's End Peninsula

Available on: 1 Oct 2018, 8 Oct 2018, 22 Oct 2018, 16 Apr 2019, 1 May 2019, 29 May 2019, 19 Jun 2019, 3 Jul 2019, 17 Jul 2019, 28 Aug 2019, 18 Sep 2019, 2 Oct 2019, 16 Oct 2019

Option 1: Over the cliffs to Land's End

View from Treen Cliff

Distance: 5½ miles (9km)

Total ascent: 800 feet (240m)

The walk in a nutshell: From an inland start at Polgigga, we walk across tracks and field paths to Mill Bay and the old fishing village of Sennen Cove, before following the Coast Path over granite cliffs to Land’s End.

Don’t miss: The final section along the coast to the very tip of Britain at Land's End contains some of Cornwall's grandest scenery.

Option 2: Porthcurno & Land's End

Cliffs at Land's End

Distance: 8½ miles (13½km)

Total ascent: 1,700 feet (520m)

The walk in a nutshell: Walk along the stunning southern coast from St Loy to Land's End. On the way, you'll discover hidden coves, rugged headlands, and the open-air Minack Theatre.

Don’t miss: Porthcurno's beautiful white sandy beach, one of the finest in Cornwall. Look out for Rowena Cade’s remarkable open-air Minack Theatre cut into the cliffs above the village.

Option 3: Lamorna to Land's End

Towering cliffs at Land's End

Distance: 11½ miles (18km)

Total ascent: 2,300 feet (700m)

The walk in a nutshell: A longer walk along the coast from Lamorna to Land's End. This is coastal walking at its best; an opportunity to stride out and soak up the sea views.

Don’t miss: A celebratory pint at Land's End is well deserved after a great day with many ups and downs.


The Coast and Coves of Mounts Bay

Available on: 2 Oct 2018, 9 Oct 2018, 23 Oct 2018, 7 Apr 2019, 21 Apr 2019, 20 May 2019, 3 Jun 2019, 24 Jun 2019, 8 Jul 2019, 19 Aug 2019, 2 Sep 2019, 23 Sep 2019, 7 Oct 2019

Option 1: Across Loe Bar

Sandy Beach at Loe Bar

Distance: 5 miles (8½km)

Total ascentt: 750 feet (240m)

The walk in a nutshell:  Follow the South Cornwall Coast Path from Poldhu Cove over Halzephron Cliffs then across the sands of Loe Bar to finish at the fishing harbour of Porthleven.

Don’t miss: Stop at Church Cove with its tiny church surrounded by sand.

Option 2: Mullion to Helston

Pair of black and white Guillemots

Distance: 8 miles (13km)

Total ascent: 1,00 feet (320m)

The walk in a nutshell: Walk from Mullion past the Marconi Monument above Poldhu Cove, then on along the cliffs to the sands of Loe Bar. Here we head inland around the freshwater lake of Loe Pool, through the Penrose Estate to the market town of Helston. 

Don’t miss: Look out for a wide range of birdlife as you walk atop the cliffs, then explore Loe Pool.

Option 3: Mullion Cove to Porthleven

Poldhu Cove

Distance: 10½ miles (17km)

Total ascent: 1,600 feet (480m)

The walk in a nutshell: From Mullion Cove we head south to join the coast at Predannack Cliffs. Now heading north we'll tackle a beautiful section of the South West Coast Path all the way to Porthleven. 

Don’t miss: This section of the Lizard Peninsula offers fantastic walking with stunning headlands and glorious sandy coves.

Performance at the Minack Theatre overlooking the seaYour optional evening's adventure - The Minack Theatre

In the evening you may wish to join us for a performance at the world-famous Minack Theatre. This uniquely situated open-air theatre is cut into the cliffs at Porthcurno. Wrap up warmly and be enthralled by this magical setting.

This evening theatre visit is offered on most weeks (May to September). Tickets can be bought from our Country House. Visit www.minack.com to see the performances during your stay.


The Helford Estuary

Available on: 4 Oct 2018, 11 Oct 2018, 25 Oct 2018, 10 Apr 2019, 24 Apr 2019, 23 May 2019, 6 Jun 2019, 27 Jun 2019, 11 Jul 2019, 22 Aug 2019, 5 Sep 2019, 26 Sep 2019, 10 Oct 2019

Option 1: Beside the Helford River

Maze at Trebah gardens

Distance: 4½ miles (7km)

Total ascent: 700 feet (220m)

The walk in a nutshell: The peaceful Helford River estuary provides a complete change of scene from the gnarled cliffs at the tip of the Cornish peninsula. Our walk takes us from Bream Cove to Trebah Gardens.

Don’t miss: Trebah Gardens are a real delight. Relax amongst the colourful Azaleas that thrive in Cornwall's mild climate.

Option 2: Rosemullion Head

Coast path near Falmouth

Distance: 8 miles (13km)

Total ascent: 1,150 feet (340m)

The walk in a nutshell: Starting on the outskirts of Falmouth, we head around Rosemullion Head to the fishing village of Durgan and Trebah Gardens.

Don’t miss: Relax amongst the tranquil surroundings of the Helford River and Trebah Gardens.

Option 3: Falmouth to Trebah

Coast Path at Rosemillion Head

Distance: 12 miles (19km)

Total ascent: 1,550 feet (480m)

The walk in a nutshell: We start in Falmouth, seeing the historic town and harbour before heading out to Pendennis Head. We head slightly further into the Helford Estuary, passing Polgwidden Cove with its D-Day relics, before reaching Trebah.

Don’t miss: Falmouth Harbour is always bustling with activity; then follow the coast to the peaceful haven of the Helford River.


St Michael's Mount and Mousehole

Available on: 5 Oct 2018, 12 Oct 2018, 26 Oct 2018, 11 Apr 2019, 25 Apr 2019, 24 May 2019, 7 Jun 2019, 28 Jun 2019, 12 Jul 2019, 23 Aug 2019, 6 Sep 2019, 27 Sep 2019, 11 Oct 2019

Option 1: Marazion and St. Michael's Mount

Merry Maidens stone circle

Distance: 5½ miles (9km)

Total ascent: 400 feet (120m)

The walk in a nutshell: Head out over the RSPB marshes on St. Michael's Way, pausing at the sculpture gardens at Tremenheere, then return to Marazion on the coast path and cross over to St. Michael's Mount.

Don’t miss: A visit to the cafe in the sculpture gardens for coffee and cake, then a boat trip over to explore the Mount. 

Option 2: Treen to Mousehole                      

View from Treen Cliff

Distance: 8 miles (12½km)

Total ascent: 1,700 feet (520m)

The walk in a nutshell: View the Merry Maidens, then walk along the coast from Treen to Mousehole. On a day of rugged coastal walking we'll pass Logan Rock, the National Trust’s Penberth Cove and the small harbour at Lamorna. 

Don’t miss: The pretty fishing village of Mousehole (pronounced Mauzel) is a charming place to end the walk.

Option 3: Porthcurno to Mousehole             

Minack Theatre

Distance:  miles (15½km)

Total ascent: 2,050 feet (620m)

The walk in a nutshell: Challenge yourself to this longer, rough coastal walk. We start at the beautiful white sands at Porthcurno with its backdrop of the Minack Theatre, before continuing on past Lamorna Cove to Mousehole.  

Don’t miss: With plenty of ups and downs this isn't for the faint hearted; but the rewards are the great sea views and sense of achievement when you reach Mousehole.

Minack Theatre image: credit VisitEngland/Minack Theatre


Lelant & Carbis Bay

Available on: 14 Oct 2018, 28 Oct 2018, 13 Apr 2019, 28 Apr 2019, 26 May 2019, 16 Jun 2019, 30 Jun 2019, 14 Jul 2019, 25 Aug 2019, 15 Sep 2019, 29 Sep 2019, 13 Oct 2019

Option 1: Carbis Bay

View over St Ives harbour and beach

Distance: 5 miles (8km)

Total ascent: 950 feet (300m)

The walk in a nutshell: A circular walk taking us from St Ives to Knill’s Monument and the promontory of Carrick Gladden, before following the South West Coast Path to Carbis Bay and back into St Ives.

Don’t miss: There's plenty of time to relax and enjoy the many delights of St Ives. Enjoy wandering through the narrow streets, perhaps visit the Tate Gallery, or take a boat trip to Seal Island.

Option 2: Lelant & Carbis Bay

Walking along the coast path to Carbis Bay

Distance: 7½ miles (12km)

Total ascent: 1,200 feet (360m)

The walk in a nutshell: Head up to Knill’s Monument, then drop down to join the coast near Lelant church. We follow the coastal path back to St Ives, passing through the dunes beside Porthkidney Sands, Carrick Gladden and Carbis Bay.

Don’t miss: Enjoy glorious views over St Ives Bay from Knill's Monument. Look out for the Balking House, once used by Cornish pilchard fishermen.

Option 3: St Michael's Way

The island of St Michael's Mount

Distance: 11 miles (17½ km)

Total ascent: 1,300 feet (400m)

The walk in a nutshell: Follow the St Michael’s Way – a pilgrim routes dating back to early Christianity. Starting from St Michael’s Mount we walk across the peninsula to Lelant Church for the short train ride back to St Ives. 

Don’t miss: Enjoy great views over Cornwall's north and south coasts. The short train ride ranks as one of Britain's most scenic branch lines as it meanders above cliffs and sandy beaches.

Coast path image: credit Visit England/South West Coast Path/Paul Melling. St Michael's Mount image: credit Mike Newman


The Beaches and Cliffs of North Cornwall

Available on: 18 Oct 2018, 1 Nov 2018, 17 Apr 2019, 2 May 2019, 30 May 2019, 20 Jun 2019, 4 Jul 2019, 18 Jul 2019, 29 Aug 2019, 19 Sep 2019, 3 Oct 2019, 17 Oct 2019

Option 1: Porthtowan to St Agnes

Abandoned tin min at Wheal Coates

Distance: 5½ miles (8½km)

Total ascent: 1,200 feet (380m)

The walk in a nutshell: Walk along the cliffs from Porthtowan to St Agnes. We'll pass the iconic ruined engine house at Wheal Coates mine which featured in the current BBC series of Poldark, and head inland over St Agnes Beacon and into St Agnes village.

Don’t miss: Seeing a spectacular array of seabirds including Fulmars and Guillemots.

Option 2: Porthtowan to Perranporth

Sweeping sands of Chapel Porth Beach

Distance: 8½ miles (13½km)

Total ascent: 1,950 feet (600m)

The walk in a nutshell: A fantastic coastal walk from Porthtowan to St Agnes Head and Perranporth. A day of mining history, superb wildlife, and extensive sea views throughout.

Don’t miss: Sampling the hedgehog ice cream at Chapel Porth Cove! You'll also see the much photographed Towanroath engine house of Wheal Coates mine.

Option 3: Portreath to Perranporth

Remains of Wheal Coates tin min

Distance: 12 miles (19½km)

Total ascent: 2,800 feet (860m)

The walk in a nutshell: A final chance to stride out and enjoy one of the best sections of the North Cornwall Coast Path. We'll tackle the section from Portreath to Perranporth.

Don’t miss: With glorious sandy beaches and rugged headlands, this is the Cornish Coast at its very best.

Wheal Coates image: Credit Visit England/Visit Cornwall/Adam Gibbard. Chapel Porth image: credit Visit England/Andrew Boxall


The Extreme South of England - Around The Lizard

Available on: 19 Oct 2018, 2 Nov 2018, 18 Apr 2019, 3 May 2019, 31 May 2019, 21 Jun 2019, 5 Jul 2019, 19 Jul 2019, 30 Aug 2019, 20 Sep 2019, 4 Oct 2019, 18 Oct 2019

Option 1: Kynance Cove

Rocky Kynance Cove

Distance: 5½ miles (9km)

Total ascent: 900 feet (280m)

The walk in a nutshell: A stunning circuit around the southern tip of England. We'll head to Church Cove, then continue around the headlands passing Bass Point, the Lizard Point lighthouse and on to Kynance Cove.

Don’t miss: Kynance Cove is a real gem with its serpentine rock formations. Soak up the views from the beach cafe, watching out for beautiful, rare chough wheeling around the cliffs.

Option 2: Mullion to the Lizard

The small harbour and cliffs at Mullion Cove

Distance: 8 or 10 miles (13km or 16km)

Total ascent: 900 or 1,700 feet (270m or 520m)

The walk in a nutshell: Follow the coastal path from Mullion Cove to the Lizard; a fantastic section of coastline with gnarled cliffs and hidden coves, with the option of continuing to Lizard Point itself.

Don’t miss: Keep your eyes peeled for seals at Mullion harbour, then enjoy refreshments at Kynance Cove before the final leg to Lizard village.

Option 3: Lizard Point circuit

Fishing harbour village of Cadgwith

Distance: 11 miles (17½km)

Total ascent: 1,700 feet (520m)

The walk in a nutshell: A stunning coastal circuit around the southern tip of England. We'll head first to the quaint fishing village of Cadgwith, then enjoy the glorious coastal path passing the collapsed caves of the Devil’s Frying Pan, Lizard Point and Kynance Cove.

Don’t miss: The sense of achievement as you arrive at the Lizard Point lighthouse and become the southern-most person in Britain!


Spring & Winter Walks

Available on: 2 Nov 2019, 5 Nov 2019

Two pheasants in the snowGuided Walking continues throughout the year. Spring and Winter offer fantastic walking days on the Cornish coast - blow away the cobwebs and enjoy a great selection of guided walks with us.

Between November and Easter we carefully adjust our usual walks to suit the season. We'll often end the day in a cosy pub or tearoom - perfect for warming up after an invigorating walk.

See our Spring & Winter Walks for further details.

Which break for me

Guided Walking

Friendly HF leaderOur best-selling Guided Walking holidays run throughout the year - with their daily choice of up to 3 walks, these breaks are ideal for anyone who enjoys exploring the countryside on foot. Perhaps choose an Easier walk, then build up to something more challenging as your holiday progresses.

Holidays operate throughout the year - see the dates & prices tab.

Gentle Walking

NEW from HF HolidaysRocky Kynance CoveThis easier variation of our best-selling Guided Walking holidays is the perfect way to enjoy a gentle exploration of the Cornish Coast; ideal if you want to take things a little slower. The choice of three guided walks includes a half-day walk of 3 or 4 miles. 

Gentle Walking at St Ives starts on Sat 19 Oct and Tues 22 Oct 2019

Spring & Winter Walking

Two pheasants in the snowJoin us on our specially tailored itinerary – complete with a choice of walks specially selected for the season.

  • Enjoy a choice of specially selected walks each day
  • Finish at a cosy pub or tea room
  • Experience breathtaking Cornish scenery without the crowds!

We operate these walks between November and Easter - see Spring & Winter Walking at St Ives for further details

Other Guided Walking holidays at St Ives

Guided Walking for Solos - all our famous guided walks, with like-minded solo company

Walking with Sightseeing - the perfect combination of guided walks, plus sightseeing visits

Christmas & New Year Walking  - enjoy guided walks, fabulous food and a great atmosphere on these special festive breaks

Family Walking Adventure - great fun for adults and children alike

 

Local area

Discover Cornwall

Chy Morvah is situated in the attractive seaside town of St Ives. A 10 minute downhill walk will take you to the harbour and old town; a maze of narrow streets and shops. The harbour front is always bustling with activity, and there are numerous artists’ galleries to enjoy. There are also two excellent sandy beaches. Nearby Porthminster Beach (5 to 10 minutes' walk) is very sheltered and very popular with families. Porthmeor Beach on the far side of town (15 to 20 minutes' walk) is more exposed and excellent for surfing. There are several surf schools if you want to give this a go – a popular option for all ages! St Ives has a full range of facilities including shops, banks, chemists, pubs and cafés.

During your stay at Chy Morvah you may enjoy visiting the following places of interest:

Tate Gallery & Barbara Hepworth Gallery
Opened in 1993, this branch of the Tate Gallery celebrates Cornwall’s rich artistic legacy. Tate St Ives also manages the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, which gives a remarkable insight into the work and outlook of one of Britain's most important 20th century artists. Both galleries are within easy walking distance of Chy Morvah. www.tate.org.uk

Domes of the Eden ProjectEden Project
Justifiably popular with visitors, the fascinating ‘Biomes’ of the Eden Project house a flamboyant collection of plants from around the world. Explore the two gigantic geodesic conservatories – one a majestic rainforest, the other is host to the fruits and flowers of the Mediterranean, South Africa and California. Outside the extensive grounds are landscaped and produce tea, lavender, sunflowers and hemp. The Eden Project is just over an hour's drive from St Ives. Between May and September guests staying at Chy Morvah are able to book a coach excursion each Wedneday, organised by Oates Travel. www.edenproject.com

St Michaels MountSt Michael’s Mount
The jewel in Cornwall's crown, a fairytale island with an exotic garden, ancient harbour, a church and a medieval castle. Access from Marazion is by foot along the causeway, or by ferry at high water. Marazion is about 20 minutes' drive from St Ives, and can also be reached by regular local buses. www.stmichaelsmount.co.uk

 

National Maritime Museum 
Cornwall's £21 million attraction in Falmouth is housed in an award winning building on the harbour-side. The museum transports you into the world of small boats and Cornish maritime history. Falmouth is about 50 minutes' drive from St Ives, and a day here could include visits to Pendennis Castle, or a delightful boat trip up the River Fal to Truro. www.nmmc.co.uk

National Seal Sanctuary
Situated at Gweek beside the Helford estuary, the seal sanctuary cares for injured or abandoned seals, before returning them to the wild. The seal sanctuary is about 40 minutes' drive from St Ives. www.sealsanctuary.co.uk

Geevor Tin Min
Discover Cornwall's mining heritage at this excellent museum. Guided underground trips as well as surface tours are available. The musem is about 30 minutes' drive from St Ives, and can also be reached using the 300 open-top bus. www.geevor.com

Flowers in a wild meadowLost Gardens of Heligan
Created in the mid 18th century, the gardens at Heligan are one of the best examples in Britain, famed for displays of rhododendrons and camellias. Following years of neglect they have been subject to extensive restoration work over the last 20 years. The gardens, located near Mevagissey are just over an hour's drive from St Ives. www.heligan.com

 

Performance at the Minack Theatre overlooking the seaMinack Theatre
This uniquely situated open-air theatre is cut into the cliffs at Porthcurno, near Lands End. Performances take place most evenings with some afternoon matinees. The Rowena Cade Exhibition Centre tells the story of its creation. An evening theatre visit is offered on most weeks to guests staying at Chy Morvah (May to September). www.minack.com

 

St Michaels Mount image credited to Mike Newman, Eden Project image ©Hufton+Crow,

Travel

Travel to St Ives

Our address is: Chy Morvah, Bishops Road, The Belyars, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 2DB

How to get to us by train

By train:

The nearest railway station is St Ives, however you may find the journey to St Erth on the main line more convenient. For train times and general rail enquiries visit www.nationalrail.co.uk or call 03457 484950 (from outside the UK call +44 20 7278 5240).

Get to us by Taxi

By taxi:

St Ives station is only ½ mile from Chy Morvah, but it is rather a steep uphill walk. Taxis cost approx £4 for this short transfer. Details of our current recommended taxi company and rates will be sent to you with your booking. The return taxi journey can be arranged on your behalf by the Chy Morvah Manager.

Driving to us

By car:

Head to Cornwall via the A30. At a large roundabout take the A3074 signposted to St Ives (2nd Exit). You will now come to 2 small roundabouts, go straight across the first and take a right at the second heading towards the village of Lelant. Pass through Lelant and Carbis Bay on the same road. 

Pass Tescos and the Treganna Castle hotel on your left hand side, then as you approach St Ives take the left fork which heads slightly up hill, following signs to visitor parking and the leisure centre. Follow the road and turn left up the steep hill. Almost immediately the road turns left again but instead of following the road around to the left you need to turn off the road and head directly up the hill on Porthminster Terrace.

Chy Morvah is right in front of you at the top of the hill. To reach the car park drive left past the front of Chy Morvah and turn immediately right behind the back of the building. The car park is on the right 15 yards along the lane called Bishops road.

Travel by plane

Travelling from overseas

For most guests, travelling to London Heathrow airport is the most convenient option.

From Heathrow first take the train to London Paddington station. From here there are direct trains to St Erth, and finally a short branch line train to St Ives. This is a relatively straightforward, if lengthy journey - allow 6½ hours, so a morning arrival into Heathrow would be preferable.

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Dates & Prices

Date Description Nights Brochure price Buy today for Book
29 Sep 2018 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 4 £475.00 £455.00 Save £20 Per Person Book Now
3 Oct 2018 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 3 £349.00 £319.00 Save £30 off pp - 3 night special Book Now
6 Oct 2018 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 4 £475.00 £455.00 Save £20 Per Person Book Now
6 Oct 2018 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 7 £775.00 £705.00 Save £70 Per Person Book Now
10 Oct 2018 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 3 £349.00 £349.00 Book Now
13 Oct 2018 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 4 £475.00 £455.00 Save £20 Per Person Book Now
20 Oct 2018 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 4 £475.00 £455.00 Save £20 Per Person Book Now
20 Oct 2018 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 7 £775.00 £675.00 Save £100 Per Person Book Now
24 Oct 2018 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 3 £349.00 £349.00 Book Now
27 Oct 2018 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 4 £425.00 £405.00 Save £20 Per Person Book Now
27 Oct 2018 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 7 £699.00 £599.00 Save £100 Per Person Book Now
31 Oct 2018 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 3 £325.00 £325.00 Book Now
5 Apr 2019 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 7 £799.00 £699.00 Save £100 off pp - Early Booking Offer Book Now
5 Apr 2019 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 3 £365.00 £320.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £45 Per Person Book Now
8 Apr 2019 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 4 £495.00 £375.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £45 Per Person Book Now
12 Apr 2019 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 7 £799.00 £699.00 Save £100 off pp - Early Booking Offer Book Now
12 Apr 2019 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 3 £365.00 £320.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £45 Per Person Book Now
15 Apr 2019 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 4 £495.00 £375.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £45 Per Person Book Now
19 Apr 2019 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 4 £495.00 £375.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £45 Per Person Book Now
19 Apr 2019 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 7 £799.00 £699.00 Save £100 off pp - Early Booking Offer Book Now
23 Apr 2019 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 3 £365.00 £320.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £45 Per Person Book Now
27 Apr 2019 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 3 £365.00 £320.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £45 Per Person Book Now
27 Apr 2019 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 7 £799.00 £699.00 Save £100 off pp - Early Booking Offer Book Now
30 Apr 2019 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 4 £495.00 £495.00 Book Now
25 May 2019 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 7 £879.00 £809.00 Save £70 off pp - Early Booking Offer Book Now
28 May 2019 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 4 £495.00 £495.00 Book Now
1 Jun 2019 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 7 £879.00 £809.00 Save £70 off pp - Early Booking Offer Book Now
15 Jun 2019 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 7 £879.00 £829.00 Save £50 per person Book Now
22 Jun 2019 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 7 £879.00 £829.00 Save £50 off pp - June Early Booking Offer Book Now
29 Jun 2019 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 7 £879.00 £809.00 Save £70 off pp - Early Booking Offer Book Now
29 Jun 2019 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 3 £375.00 £345.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £30 Per Person Book Now
2 Jul 2019 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 4 £529.00 £529.00 Book Now
6 Jul 2019 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 3 £375.00 £345.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £30 Per Person Book Now
6 Jul 2019 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 7 £879.00 £809.00 Save £70 off pp - Early Booking Offer Book Now
13 Jul 2019 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 7 £879.00 £809.00 Save £70 off pp - Early Booking Offer Book Now
13 Jul 2019 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 3 £375.00 £345.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £30 Per Person Book Now
16 Jul 2019 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 4 £529.00 £529.00 Book Now
17 Aug 2019 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 7 £879.00 £809.00 Save £70 off pp - Early Booking Offer Book Now
17 Aug 2019 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 3 £375.00 £345.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £30 Per Person Book Now
20 Aug 2019 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 4 £529.00 £529.00 Book Now
24 Aug 2019 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 7 £879.00 £799.00 Save £80 off pp - Early Booking Offer August Bank Holiday Book Now
31 Aug 2019 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 7 £879.00 £829.00 Save £50 off pp - Early Booking Offer Book Now
14 Sep 2019 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 7 £879.00 £809.00 Save £70 per person Book Now
14 Sep 2019 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 3 £375.00 £345.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £30 Per Person Book Now
17 Sep 2019 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 4 £529.00 £529.00 Book Now
21 Sep 2019 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 3 £375.00 £345.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £30 Per Person Book Now
21 Sep 2019 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 7 £879.00 £809.00 Save £70 off pp - Early Booking Offer Book Now
24 Sep 2019 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 4 £529.00 £529.00 Book Now
28 Sep 2019 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 3 £365.00 £320.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £45 Per Person Book Now
28 Sep 2019 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 7 £799.00 £729.00 Save £70 off pp - Early Booking Offer Book Now
1 Oct 2019 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 4 £495.00 £420.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £75 Per Person Book Now
5 Oct 2019 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 3 £365.00 £320.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £45 Per Person Book Now
5 Oct 2019 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 7 £799.00 £699.00 Save £100 off pp - Autumn Early Booking Offer Book Now
8 Oct 2019 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 4 £495.00 £420.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £75 Per Person Book Now
12 Oct 2019 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 7 £799.00 £699.00 Save £100 off pp - Autumn Early Booking Offer Book Now
12 Oct 2019 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 3 £365.00 £320.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £45 Per Person Book Now
15 Oct 2019 SVBOB - Guided Walking - St Ives 4 £495.00 £420.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £75 Per Person Book Now

Prices are per person

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  • Non-member associate fee: £10 per person

We like to reward early bookers with our best rooms so book early to avoid disappointment.
Please note that we aren't able to take room number requests as we are unable to guarantee them. 

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