The Wild West Cornish Coast

There is so much to love, to see and experience on this charming tour of gentle walks along Cornwall’s beautiful West Coast starting in Britain’s oldest town of Marazion and ending in St Ives, one of Trip Advisors top 10 European beaches.

The Wild West Cornish Coast

 

There is so much to love, to see and experience on this charming tour of gentle walks along Cornwall’s beautiful West Coast starting in Britain’s oldest town of Marazion and ending in St Ives, one of Trip Advisors top 10 European beaches.

Day One

After breakfast in the Marazion Hotel, journey by causeway, amphicraft or ferry to the iconic castle, St Michael’s Mount.

Returning to Marazion, visit one of half a dozen art galleries or craft shops before grabbing a crab sandwich at one of the many cafés with sea views of the Mount.

After lunch, take a 3.2km stroll to Penzance in time for a fish supper, freshly caught by the local fleet of Newlyn.

Day Two

From Marazion, take a 20-minute drive along the coast to Mousehole, called “the loveliest village in Cornwall” by Dylan Thomas. An 8km circular hike will take you to the remote artists’ colony of Lamorna Cove.  En route, stop at Point Spaniard where 400 Spaniards landed in the late 16th century during the Anglo-Spanish wars.

Back in Mousehole, dip into one of the several art galleries, and if weather and time allow, take a boat cruise to encounter seabirds, seals and dolphins, while your skipper regales you with tales of smugglers, shipwrecks and pirates.

Day Three

Head for the spectacular beach town of Porthcurno, used in the BBC adaptation of Poldark. Grab a cliff-side pew at the famous Minack Theatre for an alfresco performance, or just admire the sublime views.

Day Four

Today head for England’s most westerly tip, Land’s End.  Backtrack one mile along the Coastal Path to the serene beauty of Nanjizal Bay, and you could find yourself the only soul here, staring out to the Diamond Horse rock formation and the ‘Song of the Sea’ rock arch.

Spend the afternoon at Sennen Cove, further along the Coast Path or a 3.2km drive from Lands End. Take a surf lesson, or dive into the local art scene at the Roundhouse and Capstan Gallery.

Day Five

This morning, drive to Pendeen and discover Cornwall’s mining heritage at Geevor Tin

Mine, operational as recently as 1990 and part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site: ‘Cornwall & West Devon Mining Landscape’. A full visit will certainly fill half a day, and a visit to ‘The Dry’, the miner’s changing room, which has been kept exactly as it was left on the day the mine closed, will leave a lasting impression.

The small village of Zennor, a little further along the Coastal Path, is where DH Lawrence once lived. Strike out along 3.2km of Coast Path to the Iron Age fort on Gurnard’s Head. Stop at the Gurnard’s Head pub for some finger-licking food including wild ingredients plucked from the local coast and countryside.

Check in to Tregenna Castle Hotel, near St Ives.

Day Six

The fishing town and artists’ colony of St Ives has grown into a hugely popular seaside destination. Take a seat on the coastal railway to soak up the seascapes that have inspired so many painters.

Disembark on the pearly sands of Carbis Bay before a gentle 1.6km stroll back to St Ives. Visit hotspots like the Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden and the numerous art galleries.  Depart at your leisure.

Prices from £589

per person

subject to availability.

Included 6 nights accommodation, full breakfast and VAT, based on sharing a double or twin room in our suggested accommodation.  Call 020 7737 3414 or email groups@actours.co.uk to reserve your trip.

We are always delighted to arrange tours for individual travelers, couples, groups, coach tour operators and travel agents.

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