Land's End Round

Land's End Round

A circular walk taking in the most westerly point of England and Britain's only European Cultural Route.

5 to 9 nights
60 miles
Easy / Moderate to Moderate / Demanding

From £560 per person

Discover the available tours

About this route

The Land's End Round combines the Far West of Cornwall coastal trail with the inland path of St Michael's Way, forming a circular walk exploring the wonderful Land's End Peninsula.

Setting off from Marazion, with the famous St Michael's Mount sitting just off the shore, the walk traverses a dramatic coastline of rugged cliffs and sandy beaches, before running inland through marshland and meadows of St Michael's Way.

This circular walk is perfect for those eager to explore the exciting history associated with the Land's End Peninsula, including the world-famous Pirates of Penzance and the ancient pilgrim's route of the Santiago de Compostela.

© Contours Walking Holidays Land's End Round map
Circular trail beginning in Marazion
60 miles (96 km)
27th March to 31st October

Holiday highlights

Walking the only footpath in Britain to have been designated a European Cultural Route.

Standing at the very edge of the United Kingdom at Land's End and taking a picture with the iconic signpost.

Enjoying an optional visit to St Michael's Mount and exploring its impressive castle and beautiful gardens.

Available tours

CodeTourDurationDifficultyPrice per person
LER1 A circular trail beginning at Marazion(L) 5 nights, 4 days walking Moderate / Demanding£560
LER2 A circular trail beginning at Marazion(L) 6 nights, 5 days walking Moderate£670
LER3 A circular trail beginning at Marazion(L) 7 nights, 6 days walking Moderate£780
LER4 A circular trail beginning at Marazion(L) 9 nights, 8 days walking Easy / Moderate£1010

Land's End Round 5 nights, 4 days walking

£NNN per person
  • Itinerary
  • What's included?
  • Extra nights?
  • Tour facts
  • Travel info
  • Weather

Travel to Marazion(L) where your first night's accommodation has been booked

Day 1

Marazion(L) to Porthcurno. 16.5 miles (26.5km)

Day 2

Porthcurno to Pendeen Watch(L). 16 miles (25.5km)

Day 3

Pendeen Watch(L) to Carbis Bay. 17.5 miles (28km)

Day 4

Carbis Bay to Marazion(L). 10 miles (16km)


Depart from Marazion(L) after breakfast

Your Itinerary

This itinerary lists our preferred overnight stops for this tour. Sometimes there may be a shortage of available accommodation in a preferred location, in which case we will transfer you from the trail to your accommodation and back again at no extra charge. Overnight stops marked with a (T) will always require transfers as standard.

Overnight stops marked with an (L) have very limited accommodation, and therefore more often than not will also require a transfer, particularly on bank holidays and weekends. We will use non-transfer accommodation wherever possible.

The daily mileages quoted are average trail miles only and do not include the distance from the trail to your accommodation. We do not expect you to have to travel more than a mile from the trail to your accommodation; should your accommodation be further than this, transfers will be provided as standard.

Below are the additional costs that may apply depending on your requirements. Dog-friendly tours are subject to a Daily Dog Charge, which will be listed below if applicable. Our standard prices per person are based upon two people sharing a room; if you are on your own, or are part of a group but require a room of your own, then the Solo Traveller or Single Supplements apply respectively:

A note about transfers
Solo Traveller Supplement
£50.00 per person / per night
Single Supplement
£45.00 per person / per night

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£65.00 per person / per night
Extra night (Marazion(L))
£70.00 per person / per night

What's included?

  • 5 nights' accommodation in en-suite rooms (where available) in selected B&B’s, hotels, inns and guesthouses along the trail, or a short distance away via taxi provided at our expense.
  • Breakfast each day.
  • Door to door luggage transfer.
  • Maps with the route marked on and a guidebook or route notes describing the trail.
  • An information pack containing an itinerary, instructions on how to find your accommodation each night and a kit list.
  • Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of your holiday and back from the end of it.

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.

An extra night in Porthcurno would enable you to see a play at the spectacular open-air Minack Theatre.

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£65.00 per person / per night
Extra night (Marazion(L))
£70.00 per person / per night

Tour Facts

Total distance: 60 miles (96 km)
Duration: 5 nights, 4 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 10 miles (16 km)
Maximum daily distance: 17.5 miles (28 km)
Code: LER1 Grade: Moderate / Demanding
Season: 27th March - 31st October
Start of holiday: Marazion(L)
End of holiday: Marazion(L)

Travel Information

Useful information and travel links that will assist you in your plans to travel to the start of the holiday and back from the end of it are sent to you with your full tour pack. A summary is given below:

By Air - The most convenient major city and international airports are Exeter, Newquay and Bristol.

By Rail - There is a rail station at Penzance (approximately 5 miles away from Marazion).

By Bus - There is a bus service between Penzance and Marazion Monday to Saturday only, so you would need to take a taxi on Sundays.

From London - Trains run from London Paddington station to Penzance.

Return To The Start - The Land's End Round is a circular tour beginning and ending in Marazion.

Weather Information

To find out more about the weather forecast for your chosen holiday's general location, please see the following websites:

  • MetCheck - This website allows you to look up detailed weather information for specific locations as far as six months in advance.
  • Met Office - This website shows regional area forecasts a few days in advance, with a general UK forecast description of up to 30 days in advance.
  • Mountain Forecast - This website shows what the forecast is like up on specific hills and fells, and offers forecasts a few days in advance.

Customer reviews from the Land's End Round

“Lucky to walk the beautiful South West Coast Path in dry conditions in mid-winter. Accommodation was excellent in all locations and luggage transfers worked a treat. So easy and everything needed to know was provided.”
Mr Gambie, UK
“We enjoyed the holiday very much. Contours came through on everything that was promised. Our bags were always waiting for us, the accommodations were clean and comfortable, the hosts always obliging and the weather glorious.”
Ms Weir, USA
“It was the physically toughest thing I've ever done but I'm so pleased I've done it. I'd recommend Contours, love Contours and the way it works.”
Miss Hall, UK
“Lovely coastline but the path is quite challenging in places and the path between St. Ives and Zennor is exceptionally difficult. I think this is our 4th consecutive year in walking with your company and we have always enjoyed the experiences.”
Mr Furness, UK
“I had a wonderful holiday. Western Cornwall is a beautiful, the weather was very fine. Its was very well-planed. I think, I've found at least 5 other trips I really want to try, and I'm already planning next year's holiday with you.”
Ms Lildholdt, Denmark
“Very nice walks, stunning scenery all along the coast. All the B&BS were excellent – welcoming and helpful hosts, very nice food, comfortable beds and facilities. Clear directions on how to find them. Taxi service was excellent, very punctual, friendly and helpful. No problems with baggage transfers.”
Mr Fish, UK
"Elvis Impression near Marazion" by Anne Swindell (2020) "Elvis Impression near Marazion" by Anne Swindell (2020)
"St Michael's Way Sign" by Anne Swindell (2020) "St Michael's Way Sign" by Anne Swindell (2020)
Cliffs Between Zennor and St Ives showing Carnelloe Head - Don Brinkman - Cliffs Between Zennor and St Ives showing Carnelloe Head - Don Brinkman
Cliffs Between Zennor and St Ives showing Carnelloe Head - Don Brinkman Cliffs Between Zennor and St Ives showing Carnelloe Head - Don Brinkman