GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Penzance to St Ives Walk

9 miles (14 km)

This walk takes you between two major Cornish Coastal towns. It follows the St Michaels Way waymarked trail from Penzance to St Ives, through some lovely Cornish countryside. The route runs for about 9 miles with some moderate climbs along the way. At the end of the walk you can catch a train back from St Ives to Penzance. For a much longer coastal route see the section of the South West Coast Path.
The walk starts from Penzance at the train station, near the seafront. From here you can pick up the St Michael's Way and follow it east to Chyandour. Here you turn inland and follow the trail north east to Ludgvan. The route then heads north to the noteworthy Trencrom Hill which is owned by the National Trust. The prominent hill fort,is crowned by anunivallateNeolithictor enclosureand was re-used as ahillfortin theIron Age.Cairnsorhut circlescan be seen in the level area enclosed by the stone and earth banks.
After passing the hill the route continues past the rocky outcrop at Bowl Rock before coming to the village of Carbis Bay. You'll pass Knill Monument, known locally as 'The Steeple', a 50-foot (15 m) high monument toJohn Knill, a mayor of nearby St Ives during the 18th-century. The lovely village of Carbis Bay overlooks the small bay of the same name. It is bounded to the north by Porthminster Point and to the east by Hawk's Point and contains a popular family beach. Here the route then joins the coastal path and follows it north to St Ives, finishing at the train station. Here you can catch a train back to Penzance, changing at St Erth. It's only about a 30 minute ride.
To extend the walk try the coastal St Ives to Lelant Walk and visit the beautiful Hayle Estuary, where there are excellent birdwatching opportunites.

Penzance to St Ives OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Penzance to St Ives Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Photos

Boats in Penzance harbour (6320)

Penzance harbour

Ludgvan field penwith cornwall

Vegetables in a field at Ludgvan, Cornwall.

Trencrom Hill - geograph.org.uk - 540483

Trencrom Hill Farmland gives way to moorland on this granite hilltop

Rocks at Trencrom. - panoramio

Rocky outcrops and wildflowers at Trencrom

Engine House at Trencrom. - panoramio

Engine House at Trencrom.

Knill's Monument - geograph.org.uk - 904171

Knill's Monument Carbis Bay

Carbis Bay from St.Ives

Carbis Bay from St Ives

St Ives, Cornwall (32197869646)

St Ives

GPS Files

GPX File

Penzance to St Ives.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Penzance to St Ives.mmo (right click - 'Save As')