GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

St Ives to Zennor

12 miles (19 km)

This is a popular walk from St Ives to Zennor along the South West Coast Path. It's about a 6 mile walk along the coast path with the option of returning through the countryside. It then becomes a lovely 12 mile circular walk. Most of the path is pretty good but there is some climbing and scrambling required on some sections of the path. There's wonderful coastal scenery with dramatic cliffs rising hundreds of feet above the sea, beautiful beaches and delightful coves.
You start at St Ives head and then head west passing Porthmeor beach and the Tate Gallery. You then head to Zennor Head passing Hor Point, Pen Enys Point, Carn Naun Point and Gala Rocks. There are also views over to the Carracks, home to a colony of Grey Atlantic Seals. Boat trips to the island are available from St Ives.
When you reach Zennor head you turn away from the coast towards the little village. Here you will find the Church of Saint Senarawhich dates from the Normanperiod and the 13th and 15th centuries.
The return leg takes you from Zennor back to St Ives via some beautiful countryside. You'll pass Tremedda and Trevalganbefore passing through the outskirts of the town and returning to St Ives Head.
To extend your walk you can follow the coast path to the lovely Carbis Bay.

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

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

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


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St Ives viewpoint

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Footpath at Pen Enys Point looking towards Carn Naun Point

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Looking out to The Carracks from Carn Naun Point

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Gated footpath at Treveal cliffs

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Looking north to Mussel Point

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Galla Rocks

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Gurnard's Head and Carn Galva from Zennor Head

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GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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