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Cornwall Walking Holiday: 5 day / 6 night Land's End Rambler

  • Location England
  • Price from £565.00


Experience an incredible self-guided walk around mainland Britain’s most south westerly cliff tops and beaches. From wild cliffs and heath-land on the north coast to majestic cliffs in the west and deep tree-lined valleys on the south coast.

The trail takes you past such well known land marks as Cape Cornwall, Sennen Cove, Land’s End, the Minack Theatre and Mousehole. It is one of Britain’s most isolated and unique regions.

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Day 1

Transfer from from your West Cornwall arrival point to your St Ives accommodation

Day 2

Start: St Ives Finish: Zennor
Distance: 7 Miles/11 Kilometres; 
Height Gain: 1890 feet/576 metres; 
Time Walking: 4 hours 30 minutes excluding breaks; 
Difficulty: Difficult - the distance is short but there are several steep hills and rocky/muddy sections.
This first stage of the walk is a dramatic introduction to the Cornish landscape. Beyond the narrow, sheltered streets of St Ives the path soon leads out into one of the wildest sections of the entire South West Coast Path. Rugged granite moors rise inland, while the narrow strip of land between the windswept cliffs and the hills is studded with tiny farming hamlets and stitched with stone walls dating back to prehistoric times.

The views are spectacular from the craggy headlands, with buttresses of weathered stone dropping dramatically to an often restless sea. This is an isolated area, and it is important to remember that long sections of the coastline are inaccessible and offer no refreshments or relief once you are underway.

Day 3

Start: Zennor Finish: Pendeen
Distance: 7.5 Miles/12 Kilometres; 
Height Gain: 1296 feet/395 metres.
Time Walking: 4 hours 15 minutes excluding breaks; 
Difficulty: Moderate to difficult - the path is hilly, narrow and for the first 6 miles it is littered with rocks, making for slow progress.

This section offers an incredible walk through one of the most dramatic and varied sections of the entire Cornish coast. The region is littered with the relics of Cornwall’s industrial past, with ruined mine buildings perched on cliff tops and nestled in valleys as reminders of a vanished era. Once again the landscape is dominated by high cliffs, cut into narrow zawns and sheer promontories by the often violent storms of the Atlantic  Watch lighthouse.

Day 4

Start: Pendeen Finish: Sennen Cove
Distance: 9 Miles/15 Kilometres; 
Height Gain: 1903 feet/580 metres; 
Time Walking: 4 hours 30 minutes excluding breaks; 
Difficulty: A moderate start with few hills but some rubble on the path. Several moderately steep hills are encountered later on and there is some scrambling over/around rocks towards the end.

Starting among the ruins of the mining coast, where granite engine houses perch at the foot of craggy cliffs, the path soon rounds the striking promontory at Cape Cornwall before traversing wilder, west-facing shores where Atlantic swells pound against boulder-strewn beaches.

The final stage of the walk takes you across the sandy sweeps of Gwenver and Sennen beaches.

Day 5

Start: Sennen Cove Finish: Porthcurno
Distance: 6.5 Miles/11 Kilometres; 
Height Gain: 1854 feet/565 metres; 
Time Walking: 3 hours 30 minutes excluding breaks; 
Difficulty: Moderate - just one or two hills of note.

A short walk packed full of incredible scenery. Some of the most photographed and most acclaimed Cornish landscapes are to be found here. From the vaulted cliffs and sea arches of Land’s End to the outstanding pink hued cliffs of Porthcurno Bay. Add to this crystal clear waters and a profusion of wild flowers and the region’s popularity is easily understood.

The coast path can be busy at either end of this walk, but remains relatively quiet in between. With Land’s End and the Minack Theatre, it is a region that draws many visitors but it doesn’t take long to get away from the commotion. With just over six miles to cover, it is an easy walk with plenty of time to stop off and enjoy the incredible views.

Day 6

Start: Porthcurno Finish: Mousehole
Distance: 8 Miles/12.5 Kilometres; 
Height Gain: 1693 feet/516 metres; 
Time Walking: 5 hours excluding breaks; 
Difficulty: A difficult start with several steep hills to climb. It remains relatively difficult until Lamorna, where boulders litter the path but from then on it is quite straight forward.

The wooded valleys and boulder beaches of the south coast, separated by high granite headlands, offer a rich variety of flora and exceptional views. Tiny fishing hamlets are nestled in quiet coves, and the sea comes increasingly under the shelter of Mount’s Bay.

The day’s walk ends at Mousehole. Once the premier port of Mount’s Bay, today it is the quintessential Cornish fishing village, with a sheltered harbour and a jumble of granite cottages.

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Comfort Accommodation

The price on the itinerary is based on staying in standard accommodation throughout (a lovely mixture of B&Bs) but upgrades are also available upon request

    What's included

  • Transportation Arrival and departure transfers between Penzance train station and accommodation
  • Other Price includes bed and breakfast, luggage transfers, initial and final transfers from/to Penzance train station, maps and info packs and help and support.

    What you'll need

  • Warm Clothing
  • Waterproofs


Custom Policy

If you decide to cancel your holiday you must notify us as soon as possible. Any notification by telephone must also be confirmed in writing or by e-mail within 24 hours and is effective from the day we are notified provided that written confirmation is received by us within 24 hours of the original notification.
Cancellation charges are as follows:
More than 30 days before departure: loss of deposit. 21 – 30 days before departure: 50% of total cost. 10 – 20 days before departure: 75% of total cost. Less than 10 days before departure: 100% of total cost.
We accept no liability for any loss or damage arising from cancellations.




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