Book OnlineFar West of Cornwall
Total distance: 40 miles (64 km)
Duration: 4 nights, 3 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 11 miles (17.5 km)
Maximum daily distance: 15 miles (24 km)
Season: 1st January - 31st December
Start of holiday: St Ives
End of holiday: Penzance
Day 1: Travel to St Ives where your first nights accommodation has been booked
Day 2: St Ives to Pendeen Watch. 14 miles (22.5km)
Day 3: Pendeen Watch to Porthcurno. 15 miles (24km)
Day 4: Porthcurno to Penzance. 11 miles (17.5km)
Day 5: Depart from Penzance after breakfast
The itinerary above shows our preferred overnight stops, but if accommodation is not available at any one of these locations, we may alter the itinerary slightly.
Extra nights / rest days
An extra night gives you the chance to explore some of the villages on the path, catch up with writing postcards or just relax.
The delightful town of St Ives with its narrow streets and alleyways that invite exploration, is a good choice for an extra night. It has many fascinating museums, galleries and beautiful beaches.
An extra night in Porthcurno would enable you to see a play at the spectacular open-air Minack Theatre while Penzance, with its interesting museum, fine old buildings and art galleries, is also a good choice for a rest day.
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- 4 nights accommodation in en-suite rooms with private bathrooms (where available) in selected hotels, inns and guesthouses along the trail.
- Breakfast each day.
- Door to door luggage transfer.
- Maps with the route marked on and a guidebook describing the trail.
- An information pack containing an itinerary, instructions on how to find your accommodation each night, town plans, information about facilities and places of interest along the trail and a kit list.
- Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of your holiday and back from the end of it.
- Emergency assistance.
Travel InformationDetailed instructions on how to get to the start of the holiday and back from the end of it are sent to you on booking. A summary is given below.
Most convenient international airport: London
Outward journey from London to St Ives: St Ives is easily accessible by train from London Paddington via Exeter (6 hours)
Return journey to London at the end of the holiday: There is a fast and frequent rail service from Penzance to London Paddington (5 ? hours)
Travelling by car: Penzance is only 8 miles from St Ives. Your can return to your car in St Ives by train, bus or taxi.
It is very easy to travel to the start (and return home from the end) of the holiday using public transport. Please click here for more information.
Click here for a summary of monthly average temperatures and rainfall for this trail.