Country walking is a great way to meet new friends. We welcome individual travellers on all of our holidays, but on Guided Walking for Solos the entire holiday is especially for single guests. Enjoy likeminded company and a great selection of guided walks. Blessed with breathtakingly beautiful beaches, Cornwall has more miles of coastline and more hours of sunshine than anywhere else in England. You'll discover the fantastic coastal path in all it's glory, from hidden coves to rugged headlands.
- Our guided walks will take you to rugged granite headlands and glorious sandy beaches
- Also exploring off the beaten track to peaceful corners, hidden coves and sleepy fishing villages
- Let our leaders bring classic routes and offbeat areas to life
- Enjoy evenings in Chy Morvah where you can share a drink and re-live the days adventures
- 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.
Option 1 - Clodgy Point
Distance: 6½ miles (10.5km)
Total ascent: 850 feet (260m)
In Summary: From St Ives we walk out along the 18th century packhorse route of the Tinner’s Way through a prehistoric field system to reach Pen Enys Point. We then return along the superb coast path.
Highlight: 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
Distance: 9 miles (14.5km)
Total ascent: 1,450 feet (440m)
In Summary: 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.
Highlight: 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
Distance: 11 miles (18km)
Ascent: 1,750 feet (540m)
In Summary: 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.
Highlight: With luck you'll see seals, plenty of seabirds, and maybe even dolphins and basking sharks.
Option 1 - Across Loe Bar
Distance: 5½ miles (8.5km)
Ascent: 800 feet (240m)
In Summary: 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.
Highlight: Stop at Church Cove with its tiny church surrounded by sand.
Option 2 - Mullion to Helston
Distance: 8 miles (13km)
Ascent: 1,000 feet (320m)
In Summary: 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.
Highlight: Look out for a wide range of birdlife as you walk atop the cliffs, then explore Loe Pool.
Option 3 - Mullion Cove to Porthleven
Distance: 10½ miles (17km)
Ascent: 1,600 feet (480m)
In Summary: 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.
Highlight: This section of the Lizard Peninsula offers fantastic walking with stunning headlands and glorious sandy coves.
Option 1 - Sennen Cove & Land's End
Distance: 5 miles (8km)
Ascent: 750 feet (220m)
In Summary: 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.
Highlight: 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
Distance: 8 miles (12.5km)
Ascent: 1,620 feet (500m)
In Summary: 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.
Highlight: 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
Distance: 10 miles (16km)
Ascent: 1,900 feet (580m)
In Summary: 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.
Highlight: 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.
Option 1 - Beside the Helford River
Distance: 4½ miles (7km)
Ascent: 700 feet (220m)
In Summary: 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.
Highlight: Trebah Gardens are a real delight. Relax amongst the colourful Azaleas that thrive in Cornwall's mild climate.
Option 2 - Rosemullion Head
Distance: 8½ miles (13km)
Ascent: 1,250 feet (380m)
In Summary: Starting on the outskirts of Falmouth, we head around Rosemullion Head to the fishing village of Durgan and Trebah Gardens.
Highlight: Relax amongst the tranquil surroundings of the Helford River and Trebah Gardens.
Option 3 - Falmouth to Trebah
Distance: 12 miles (19km)
Ascent: 1,550 feet (480m)
In Summary: 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.
Highlight: Falmouth Harbour is always bustling with activity; then follow the coast to the peaceful haven of the Helford River.
Option 1 - Marazion and St. Michael's Mount
Distance: 5½ miles (9km)
Ascent: 400 feet (120m)
In Summary: 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.
Highlight: 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
Distance: 8 miles (12.5km)
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
Distance: 9½ miles (15.5km)
Ascent: 2,050 feet (620m)
In Summary: 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.
Highlight: 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.
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
To enjoy walking/hiking comfortably and safely, footwear, clothing and equipment needs to be suitable for the conditions. Safety is our priority and Britain is famous for its changeable weather, so our advice is to come prepared for all eventualities.
- Footwear with a good grip on the sole (e.g.Vibram sole) is the key to avoiding accidents
- Walking/hiking boots providing ankle support and good grip are recommended (ideally worn in), and specialist walking socks to avoid blisters
- Several layers of clothing, which can be added or removed, are better than a single layer (include spares)
- Fabrics (lightweight and fast drying) designed for the outdoors are recommended
- Waterproof jacket and waterproof over trousers
- Warm hat and gloves. Gaiters are an optional but useful extra
- Denim jeans and capes are not suitable on any walks
- 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 and prices are subject to change.
Non-Member fee: £10 per person. Non-member associate fee: £10 per person.
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