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7-Night Cornwall Walking with Sightseeing Holiday

Duration: 7 nights
Type: Walks with sightseeing
Walking Grade: 2

Enjoy a week in Cornwall for a perfect mix of short, guided walks (2 ½ - 5 ½ miles - some with sections of steep ascent and descent) combined with time spent sightseeing. We’ll make the most of the beautiful Cornish scenery with walks along the coast, taking in scenic spots such as Kynance Cove, Porthcurno beach and Sennen Cove. Take a tour of the Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Centre and discover Cornwall’s mining industry at Geevor Tin Mine. The trip also includes visits to Land’s End, the ancient market town of Marazion and the picturesque fishing village of Mousehole.

Holiday Highlights

  • Discover the history of shipwrecks on our walk from the Lizard lighthouse to Kynance Cove
  • Visit the castle on the iconic St Michael's Mount.
  • Soak up the atmosphere of quintessential Cornwall
  • Admire the beauty of Cornwall's unrivalled seas and coastal landscape
  • Explore Mousehole - a classic Cornish fishing village

What’s included

  • From 01 January 2022, all admission fees to places of interest (including National Trust and English Heritage sites) are included in the price
  • All transport to and from walks and places of interest
  • High quality en-suite accommodation in our country house
  • Full board from dinner upon arrival to breakfast on departure day
  • The services of an HF Holidays Leader


Trip Notes

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You're welcome to check in from 4pm onwards.

Enjoy a complimentary Afternoon Tea on arrival.

Distance: 4 miles (6.5km)

Ascent: 700 feet (220m)

In Summary: Walk to the most southerly point in Britain, Lizard Point. Here we visit the Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Centre and ascend the lighthouse tower on a guided tour. We will see the remains of the old lifeboat house and slipway on our walk to Kynance Cove, famous for its white sand, turquoise sea and rock stacks.  



Distance: 2½ miles (4km)

Ascent: 450 feet (140m)

In Summary: A visit to the mythical Merry Maidens stone circle before we begin our walk from the village of Treen, passing through the pretty National Trust village of Penberth and along the coast, past the famous Logan Rock, to reach the beautiful beach at Porthcurno. There's free time this afternoon, and depending on your preference, you may choose to relax on the beach, visit PK Porthcurno or explore the grounds of the Minack Theatre. We then transfer to the pretty harbour of Mousehole to end the day.

Discover more about Chy Morvah and the local area for ideas on how to make the most of your free day.

Distance: 5 miles (5km)

Ascent: 550 feet (160m)

In Summary: Magnificent coast accompanies our drive towards Geevor, where we stop to learn about how the tin was extracted from the rocks at Geevor Tin Mine. From here we follow a trail that takes us through the history of tin mining, to the scenic setting of Botallack. We then hop aboard the bus for a short transfer to Land's End and a walk along a classic section of the coast path to the beautiful beach at Sennen Cove.


Distance: 5½ miles (8.5km)

Ascent: 800 feet (260m)

In Summary: Our walk begins at Higher Kenneggy, dropping to the coast at Prussia Cove, to follow the famed South West Coast Path all the way to Marazion. The walk today has some steep ups and downs, but we will be rewarded with stunning coastal views and sight of St Michael’s Mount. There will be time to explore Marazion before we visit the beautiful Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens.  


Distance: 3½ miles (6km)

Ascent: 700 feet (210m)

In Summary: We take the train to Lelant and begin our walk along the South West Path back to the seaside town of St Ives. Along the way we pass Carrack Gladden, Carbis Bay and Porthminster Beach. With so much on offer in St Ives, we have left the afternoon free for you to explore. Perhaps relax on Porthmeor beach, visit the Tate Modern or take a boat trip to Seal Island. The choice is yours!


Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home.

Chy Morvah

Sea, sand and (hopefully) sun await at Cornwall’s Chy Morvah. This coastal bolthole, whose name means ‘House by the Sea’ in Cornish, basks in the famously lovely light of this artist-retreat town on the north coast of one of England’s most desirable holiday destinations. Those artists may have come to paint the sea and sky but you can simply admire it from the house’s privileged position. The building has been designed to maximise the effect of its elevated location, with stunning sea views and vistas of sandy beaches, while the bustling harbour and array of cafés and artists galleries are just a short cobbled street walk away. As well as 38 bedrooms, there is a large main lounge with panoramic views across St Ives Bay and a dining room that boasts similar mouth-watering views. To keep you entertained there’s a garden in which to enjoy the hazy pinky glow that falls on this seaside sanctuary every evening. Beyond the house, the Cornish Coast is the gateway to exploring the area, with easy access to St Michael’s Mount, the pretty fishing village of Mousehole, the beaches and cliffs of north Cornwall and the rugged cliffs of Land’s End. 



Tea & coffee-making facilities, TV, Hairdryer, Toiletries, Wi-Fi

Stay in one of the main building’s beautifully presented rooms or in the adjacent Lanyons House. With 38 bright and airy bedrooms, Chy Morvah has plenty of space and there’s a range of Classic and Premium Rooms to choose from. Simply but smartly furnished they let the view through the window do the talking.

All ‘Classic' rooms are ensuite and furnished to a high standard. There are also several ‘Premium' Rooms that are either larger or have a desirable view, a more luxurious mattress and larger television – upgrade your stay for just an extra £15-25 per person per night. You can choose a specific room for an extra £30 per room, subject to availability. Upgrade supplements still apply.


Free Wi-Fi, boot room and drying room, attractive gardens with sea views, heated outdoor swimming pool, multi-purpose activity room, ballroom, library and board games to borrow

After a day strolling the coast, come back to the house and its specially tailored walkers’ facilities. Relax by sitting in the pretty gardens beneath the large mature trees and looking out over the sea. Take a turn in the heated outdoor pool if you still have the energy, or simply relax on the sundeck adjacent to it. Indoors, kick back in one of the lounges. The small bar with its seaside paraphernalia is well-stocked and welcoming while light floods the dining room through panoramic windows.

Food & Drink

As at all our country houses, holidays are full board, from afternoon tea served as a welcome treat through that evening’s meal to a hearty breakfast on the day of departure. Food at Chy Morvah is varied with a strong emphasis on the use of seasonal British produce. Our experienced chefs create each dish using only the freshest ingredients and, when in season, use home grown herbs and vegetables taken from our own gardens to give a true taste of the local area.


For accessibility and assistance information, please contact our expert team on 020 3974 8865 or view the accessibility information online for Chy Morvah

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Essential Information

“There’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong type of clothing!” goes the adage. Come prepared for all eventualities and you’ll walk in comfort as well as safety. Britain’s famous for its changeable weather, so here’s our advice on what to wear and bring.


  • Waterproof walking boots providing ankle support and good grip.
  • A waterproof jacket and over-trousers
  • Gloves and a warm hat (it can be chilly at any time of the year)
  • Rucksack
  • Water bottle (at least 1 litre capacity)
  • A small torch (everywhere in winter, year round in mountains)
  • Sun hat and sunscreen
    Denim jeans and waterproof capes are not suitable on any walks.


  • Several layers of clothing, which can be added or removed
  • Specialist walking socks to avoid blisters.
  • A first aid kit inc plasters– your leader’s first aid kit doesn’t contain any medication
  • Sit mat (insulated pad to sit on when you stop for a break)

You might also want

  • Walking poles, particularly useful for descents.
  • Insect repellent
  • Flask for hot drinks
  • Rigid lunch box
  • Gaiters
  • Blister kit (eg Compeed) just in case
  • Waterproof rucksack liner

Guest Reviews

All holidays are subject to availability. Prices are subject to change.
Prices based on two people sharing. Supplements may apply.
Non-member fee: £30 per person.

Holiday Prices

Date (Start - End) Nights Itinerary Price Status Trip Notes Book
04 Jun - 11 Jun 2022
7 Sightseeing Walk £1,129 Unavailable to Book Unavailable Trip Notes
7 nights
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