Day 1 Arrival in Holywell
From your point of arrival, use the public transport information we provide to make the journey to Holywell.
Day 2 Holywell to St Agnes8.7 Miles / 14 Km 4-6 Hrs 450 Metres
Today’s walk takes you along long sandy beaches – particularly Perran Beach just past the Penhale Army Training Area. From Perranporth, you pass into an area with a rich mining history as evidenced by the old chimneys that dot the landscape. Wild gorse and heather scrub replace farm holdings as you make your way to St Agnes.
Day 3 St Agnes to Portreath8.1 Miles / 13 Km 4-5 Hrs 430 Metres
Begin your walk by passing around St Agnes Head and onwards to Porthtowan Village. After a few short, but rather steep, climbs out of Porthtowan you continue along grassy clifftop paths and tracks before descending down to the beach village of Portreath.
Day 4 Portreath to Gwithian8.1 Miles / 13 Km 4-5 Hrs 340 Metres
After you climb out of Portreath, the trail settles down and continues at a more gentle gradient. Make your way through an area called the “Knavocks” where wild ponies may be grazing. After a beautiful walk around Godrevy Head you reach the settlement of Gwithian. From Gwithian, a transfer brings you to your accommodation in St Ives.
Day 5 Gwithian to St Ives9.9 Miles / 16 Km 4-6 Hrs 260 Metres
After a transfer to Gwithian, your walk begins with a walk through the dunes or, tides permitting, a walk on a stretch of wonderful sandy beach as far as Hayle. A prolonged section of road-walking from Hayle takes you inland around the Hayle River Estuary. From Lelant, a stunning coastal path leads you all the way into St Ives.
Day 6 Departure from St Ives
There are regular bus & train services from St Ives to London and other destinations in the UK.
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