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 7 nights
60 miles
Moderate to Moderate / Demanding

From £600 per person

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5 to 7 nights
60 miles
Moderate to Moderate / Demanding
2nd January to 24th December

From £600 per person

Land's End Round

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 Penzance, 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.

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Interactive
© Contours Walking Holidays Land's End Round map
Circular trail beginning in Penzance
60 miles (96 km)
2nd January to 24th December

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

Code Tour Duration Difficulty Price per person
LER1 A circular trail beginning at Penzance 5 nights, 4 days walking Moderate / Demanding £600
LER2 A circular trail beginning at Penzance 6 nights, 5 days walking Moderate £720
LER3 A circular trail beginning at Penzance 7 nights, 6 days walking Moderate £840

Land's End Round 5 nights, 4 days walking

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  • Itinerary
  • What's included?
  • Extra nights?
  • Tour facts
  • Route profile
  • Travel info
  • Weather
  • Holiday Highlights
Start

Travel to Penzance where your first night's accommodation will be booked

Day 1

Penzance to Porthcurno(L). 12 miles (19km)

Day 2

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

Day 3

Pendeen Watch(L) to St Ives. 14 miles (22.5km)

Day 4

St Ives to Penzance. 14 miles (22.5km)

Finish

Depart from Penzance 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 in most cases; should your accommodation be further than this, transfers will be provided as standard if practical. A very limited number of stops will require you to travel on foot up to two miles off the trail, however these instances will be clearly communicated to you if applicable.

Further transfers may also be required due to some accommodations having a two-night minimum booking policy, especially at weekends.

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
£60.00 per person / per night
Single Supplement
£50.00 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 (St Ives)
£70.00 per person / per night
Standard
Interactive
© Contours Walking Holidays Land's End Round map
Circular trail beginning in Penzance
60 miles (96 km)
2nd January to 24th December

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.

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.

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.

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

Extra night (Standard)
£65.00 per person / per night
Extra night (St Ives)
£70.00 per person / per night

Tour Facts

Total distance: 60 miles (96 km)
Duration: 5 nights, 4 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 12 miles (19 km)
Maximum daily distance: 16 miles (25.5 km)
Code: LER1 Grade: Moderate / Demanding
Season: 2nd January - 24th December
Start of holiday: Penzance
End of holiday: Penzance

Route Profile

Land's End Round Route Profile

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 the start/end of the trail in Penzance.

By Bus - Various buses run to and from Penzance.

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 Penzance.

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.
"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

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
“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
“Happy with all the accommodations, very happy with maps and guidebooks and Contours service.”
Mr Smith, UK
“Really fabulous holiday with friends that was almost seemless and the weather was better than predicted which was a bonus!”
Mrs Hollidge, UK
“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
“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
“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
“Having planned since 2019 and waited since 2020, our time in Cornwall was much anticipated and absolutely no disappointment! We could concentrate on the hike and eating. Contours took care of everything else. Beautiful! Already thinking about shorter, flatter possibilities.”
Mr Wooton, 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
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