This great walking holiday brings you the best of West Cornwall, which is well known for its dramatic coastline, traditional fishing villages, golden sands, fabulous seafood and sub-tropical gardens. Amble along the clifftops of the Penwith peninsula with its spectacular scenery, guided by the South West Coast Path. Discover the wildlife that flourishes in this unique location, as well as the historic mining settlements that silhouette the landscape. From the most rugged moorland cliff tops to the charming streets of Marazion, this is a walk of incredible beauty.
Days 1 & 2: St Ives; rendezvous in this vibrant artists colony, walk a dramatic section of the coastal path across rugged granite moors to the village of Zennor, with its quaint church, and a great old pub called The Tinner’s Arms built in 1271. Zennor was home to D.H Lawrence, where he wrote ‘Woman in Love,’
Days 3 & 4: Sennen; hike through the old mining districts of St Just and Pendeen, take a guided tour of the Geevor tin mine, cross headlands crowned by Iron Age forts and Bronze Age burial chambers, stay in the pretty village of Sennen Cove.
Days 5 & 6 : Lands End; hike through a landscape of outstanding natural beauty, with vaulted cliffs , sea arches and dramatic pink cliffs, enjoy the views out to Scilly isles. Stop along the way to admire the lush gardens and enjoy a Cornish cream tea.
Day 7: Marazion; enjoy the panaromic views of St Michael’s Mount, visit the pretty fishing village of Porthleven and celebrate having walked 104km.
Cornwall: tour details
Duration: 7 nights/8 days.
Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous 15 km/day across moors and beaches on well-marked trails, with some rocky and hilly sections
Tour Price : us$3100 (single supplement $500)
Start/Finish: St Ives/Penzance
Departures: 10 – 17 September, 2020
Inclusions: 7 night’s accommodation in comfortable hotels; all breakfasts and meals as listed in the itinerary; all activities listed in the itinerary; all transfers, tips and gratuities; the services of a professional tour guide.