Take time to discover the glorious landscape and heritage of Cornwall with this perfect mix of guided walks with sightseeing visits. Each holiday visits a selection of museums, historic buildings and attractions, whose entrance is optional. Please allow up to £60 for admissions, less if you bring your National Trust card.
- 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
- High quality en-suite accommodation in our country house
- Full board from dinner upon arrival to breakfast on departure day
- 5 days guided walking; 1 free day
- Use of our comprehensive Discovery Point
- Choice of up to three guided walks each walking day
- The services of HF Holidays Walking Leaders
On our Guided Walking holidays, we believe that choice is key. Our walks descriptions will help you choose according to your interests and fitness. The walks are grouped together with care by local experts to give the best experience. While every effort will be made to adhere to the described itinerary, we may occasionally vary the sequence shown here or substitute an alternative route to suit local conditions or for other operational reasons, potentially at short notice.
You're welcome to check-in to your room from 2:30 p.m. onwards (upgraded rooms from 1 p.m.) Please join us for afternoon tea.
Today we walk to the most southerly point in Britain, the Lizard. In the morning we visit the Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Centre, including an optional tour of the historic lighthouse itself. In the afternoon we can see the remains of the old lifeboat house and slipway as we walk to Kynance Cove, then back along the top of a ‘Cornish hedge’.
4 miles (6½km) with 700 feet (220m) of ascent.
Our walk begins at Perranuthnoe, dropping to the coast at Prussia Cove, to follow the South West Coast Path to Marazion, and the iconic 300-foot granite island of St Michael’s Mount with its castle and 14th century church. Access to St Michael's Mount is by ferry or foot, depending on the tides. The walk today has some steep ups and downs.
5½ miles (9km) with 800 feet (260m) of ascent and 1,050 feet (320m) of descent.
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.
3 miles (5km) with 530 feet (160m) of ascent in total.
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 time this afternoon to relax on the beach, visit the Telegraph Museum, or to explore the grounds of the Minack Theatre before we transfer for a visit to the pretty harbour of Mousehole.
2½ miles (4km) with 450 feet (135m) of ascent
We take the train today, along to Lelant, to begin our walk along the South West Coast Path, and some of St Michael's Way, passing Carrack Gladden, Carbis Bay and ending in St Ives. We've left the afternoon free to explore St Ives. Pick up some last minute souvenirs, or maybe take a wildlife watching cruise, visit the Tate, or relax and enjoy the hubbub at the beach.
3½ miles (6km) with 700 feet (210m) of ascent.
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home.
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 are 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. There’s even the option of an evening adventure to the Minack Theatre
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 Good and Better Rooms to choose from. Simply but smartly furnished they let the view through the window do the talking.
All ‘Good’ rooms are ensuite and furnished to a high standard. There are also several ‘Better’ Rooms that are either larger or have a desirable view, a more luxurious mattress, larger television, enhanced toiletries and a fluffy bathrobe & slippers – upgrade your stay for just an extra £15 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. Lunch is a chance to stock up on our famous picnic snacks. Food at Chy Morvah is varied and eclectic but has a strong emphasis on ingredients from the area and seasonal produce. Once a week the dining room hosts a Local Food Night, when, over a sociable evening, you might tuck in to Cornish cauliflower and award-winning blue cheese soup, snack on a Stargazy pasty featuring locally caught fillet of mackerel and tuck in to either locally reared pork with a Cornish cider jus or fillet of plaice stuffed with white crab meat, prawns and chives for the best that Cornish land and sea has to offer.
For accessibility and assistance information, please contact our expert team on 020 3974 8865
What to Bring
- Rucksack with a waterproof liner,
- Thermos flask for hot drink,
- Water bottle (at least 1 litre)
- Spare high-energy food such as a chocolate bar.
- Small torch
- First aid kit – your leader’s first aid kit doesn’t contain any medication or blister kits (such as Compeed)
- Walking poles are useful, particularly for descents
- Insect repellent,
- Sun hat,
- Sun cream
All holidays are subject to availability. Prices are subject to change.
Prices based on two people sharing. Supplements may apply.
Non-member fee: £10 per person.
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