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South West Coast Path: St Ives to Penzance (6 Days & 5 Nights)

  • Walk from St Ives to Penzance on the South West Coast Path.
  • Remote and exhilarating walking along the clifftops.
  • Tasty, local seafood in the bustling towns of St Ives and Penzance.
  • Visit Lands End—the most westerly tip of Britain.
  • Picnic lunches on the golden sands of the many secluded coves.
Walk this rugged and remote section of the South West Coast Path in Cornwall from St Ives to Penzance, via Land’s End. Be prepared for some exhilarating walking and follow the trail that hugs the coastline on its way down to Lands End which is the most westerly tip of the UK. Wild flowers on the cliff tops and turquoise seas with golden beaches dominate with fantastic views, plenty of birdlife and delicious seafood all to be found on this 40 mile stretch of coast path. The bustling fishing village of St Ives is your start point, and you will also encounter small fishing communities, such as Sennen Cove, Mousehole and Porthcurno with its spectacular open air theatre situated right beside the sea.

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in St Ives Day 2 Free day in St Ives Day 3 St Ives to Pendeen 13 miles / 21 km Day 4 Pendeen to Porthcurno/Transfer to Penzance 16.5 miles / 26 km Day 5 Porthcurno to Penzance 11 miles / 18 km Day 6 Onward travel
THIS TRIP'S CARBON SCORE

This trip has a carbon score of 9kg per person per day, meaning it’s one of our greenest trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 9kg is equivalent to 5.5 avocados.

Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment.

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  • South West Coast Path, Adventure Your Way

    Join us on a walk from St Ives to Penzance on the South West Coast Path. This remote and exhilarating walk along the clifftops visits the bustling towns, golden sands and secluded coves of Cornwall.

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  • Walking the South West Coast Path

    The South West Path stretches around the south-west peninsula of England, exposing dramatic coastal scenery as the walk unfolds.  The route is split into several delightful sections as walking the entire route at once would be rather time-consuming.  This video gives you an overview of the route and how best to tackle it.  

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