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On Foot Holidays - Cornwall

On Foot Holidays - Cornwall

On Foot Holidays - Cornwall Overview

A self-guided walking holiday comprising a circuit of West Penwith, from St Ives to St Michael's Mount and thence around the coast via Land's End.

The ancient Greeks knew this part of Cornwall as Belerion, which translates as ‘Shining Land’, or a little less romantically as ‘Seat of Storms’, and it’s not hard to see why, on both counts. Of course, we like Shining Land best and although those ancient visitors were probably less-impressed by the clear blue skies, glistening azure seas and special artists’ light than by the tin mining industry that has shaped the landscape over the last millenia, there’s no doubting that this has always been a very special place indeed. Our route is, we think, a perfectly formed circuit, offering a taste of everything a walker could wish for. Starting with a micro-pilgrimage from St Ives across the rural peninsula to St Michael’s Mount, we then spend three days exploring some of the best of the South West Coastal Path. Pass through Marazion, Mousehole and Porthgwarra – all names made famous in fiction and art but as beautiful in reality as in the mind’s eye and then explore the picturesque remains of the mining industry. Wildlife lovers will be spoilt too – watch seals as they chase fish across the bay in Lamorna and spot now rare Cornish choughs with their red feet and bills, signifying King Arthur’s violent and bloody end. For your final walk back to St Ives, we loved the Tinner’s Way across Woon Gumpus common, with its mining heritage, stone circles, castles and quoits, leading directly to St Ives. If you prefer, you can stay on the coastal path all the way to St Ives, feeling supremely satisfied and with a smile etched from ear to ear. A five night version of this holiday is also available. See the On Foot Holidays website for details of prices and dates.
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Reviews of this holiday

On Foot Holidays - Cornwall by Kate, 9 Aug 2022
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We absolutely loved the unspoilt coastal beauty of On Foot's Cornwall South Coast Path hike. The views were stunning especially ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Cornwall by gbentz, 6 Aug 2022
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We experienced spectacular coastal views and beautiful Cornish countryside, with hardly any "mizzle". We even learned some ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Cornwall by Alf, 30 Jun 2022
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We are very happy with our walk, it was very beautiful route. It took longer than we expected, but we would do it again... read more

On Foot Holidays - Cornwall by LeneG, 9 Jun 2022
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The coastal path walking was tough so it was great that we could trust On Foot to take care of all the logistics, so that ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Cornwall by Captainfat, 12 Nov 2021
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We did a five day hike from St Ives around the Lands End Peninsula. The scenery was amazing and, by and large, we enjoyed ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Cornwall by BenB, 27 Oct 2021
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My family spent six days walking the Cornwall coastline earlier this month. We stretched ourselves comfortably walking many ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Cornwall by Jogle, 19 Oct 2021
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A walking holiday in Cornwall on a five day circular route beginning and ending at St Ives. There are options for routes, ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Cornwall by Poppy, 12 Oct 2021
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A challenging, but very enjoyable walking holiday. Well put together with good accomodation and good food. Very thorough ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Cornwall by The Happy Walker, 22 Sep 2021
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We walked for 5 days around a preset route starting and finishing in St Ives, with beautiful coastal scenery and interesting ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Cornwall by Tarr Family plus schnauzer , 12 Aug 2021
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Walked around tip of Cornwall from B&B to B&B with teenages and dog along South West Coastal Path Awesome views, well planned, ... read more

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On Foot Holidays - Cornwall by Kate, 9 Aug 2022
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We absolutely loved the unspoilt coastal beauty of On Foot's Cornwall South Coast Path hike. The views were stunning especially ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Cornwall by gbentz, 6 Aug 2022
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We experienced spectacular coastal views and beautiful Cornish countryside, with hardly any "mizzle". We even learned some ... read more