4-Night Cornwall Guided Walking Holiday

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Duration: 4 nights
Type: Guided Walking
Walking Grade: 2 & 3
from £375pp

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.

Holiday Highlights

  • 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

What’s included

  • High quality en-suite accommodation in our Country House
  • Full board from dinner upon arrival to breakfast on departure day
  • 3 days guided walking
  • Use of our comprehensive Discovery Point

Trip Notes

Trip notes are detailed, downloadable PDFs for each holiday.

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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 - Over the cliffs to Land's End

Distance: 5½ miles (9km)

Ascent: 850 feet (260m)

In Summary: 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.

Highlight: 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

 

Distance: 8½ miles (13.5km)

Ascent: 1,700 feet (520m)

In Summary: 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.

Highlight: 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

Distance: 11½ miles (18km)

Ascent: 2,300 feet (700m)

In Summary: 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.

Highlight: A celebratory pint at Land's End is well deserved after a great day with many ups and downs.

 


Option 1 - Porthtowan to St Agnes

 

Distance: 5 miles (8.5km)

Ascent: 1,050 feet (320m)

In Summary: 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 BBC series of Poldark, and head inland over St Agnes Beacon and into St Agnes village.

Highlight: Seeing a spectacular array of seabirds including Fulmars and Guillemots.

 

Option 2 - Porthtowan to Perranporth

 

Distance: 8½ miles (13.5km)

Ascent: 2,050 feet (620m)

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

Highlight: 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

Distance: 12 miles (19.5km)

Ascent: 2,750 feet (840m)

In Summary: 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.

Highlight: With glorious sandy beaches and rugged headlands, this is the Cornish Coast at its very best.

 


Option 1 - Kynance Cove

Distance: 5½ miles (9km)

Ascent: 900 feet (280m)

In Summary: 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.

Highlight: 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

 

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

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

In Summary: 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.

Highlight: 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

 

Distance: 11 miles (18km)

Ascent: 1,750 feet (540m)

In Summary: 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.

Highlight: The sense of achievement as you arrive at the Lizard Point lighthouse and become the southern-most person in Britain!

 


Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home. 


 

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 - 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:  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. 


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 - Carbis Bay

 

Distance: 5 miles (8km)

Ascent: 950 feet (300m)

In Summary: 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.

Highlight: 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

 

Distance: 7½ miles (12km)

Ascent: 1,200 feet (360m)

In Summary: 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.

Highlight: Enjoy glorious views over St Ives Bay from Knill's Monument. Look out for the Baulking House, once used by Cornish pilchard fishermen.

 

Option 3 - St Michael's Way

 

Distance: 11 miles (17.5 km)

Total ascent: 1,300 feet (400m)

In Summary: Follow the St Michael’s Way – a pilgrim route 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. 

Highlight: 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.

 


Option 1 - Porthtowan to St Agnes

 

Distance: 5 miles (8.5km)

Ascent: 1,050 feet (320m)

In Summary: 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 BBC series of Poldark, and head inland over St Agnes Beacon and into St Agnes village.

Highlight: Seeing a spectacular array of seabirds including Fulmars and Guillemots.

 

Option 2 - Porthtowan to Perranporth

 

Distance: 8½ miles (13.5km)

Ascent: 2,050 feet (620m)

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

Highlight: 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

Distance: 12 miles (19.5km)

Ascent: 2,750 feet (840m)

In Summary: 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.

Highlight: With glorious sandy beaches and rugged headlands, this is the Cornish Coast at its very best.

 


Option 1 - Kynance Cove

Distance: 5½ miles (9km)

Ascent: 900 feet (280m)

In Summary: 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.

Highlight: 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

 

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

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

In Summary: 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.

Highlight: 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

 

Distance: 11 miles (18km)

Ascent: 1,750 feet (540m)

In Summary: 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.

Highlight: The sense of achievement as you arrive at the Lizard Point lighthouse and become the southern-most person in Britain!

 


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 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

 

Rooms

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.

Facilities

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.

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What to Bring

Essential Equipment

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)

Optional Equipment

  • Walking poles are useful, particularly for descents
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream
  • Camera

Guest Reviews

All holidays are subject to availability and prices are subject to change.
Non-member associate fee: £10 per person.

Holiday Prices

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2019
17 Sep / 21 Sep Version 1 (runs 2019/20) £529 Unavailable
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Duration:
4 nights
Type:
Guided Walking
Walking Grade:
2

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