st ives to zennor walk cornwall

This lovely walk from St Ives Head to the village of Zennor is about 6 miles long, however can be turned into a 12-mile circular walk if using the inland road to return. The path requires some scrambling but the spectacular views over the Carracks definitely make it worth it.

Tackle this stunning Cornwall walking route to experience some of the finest sights along the Penwith Heritage Coast.


Experience the northern stretch of the Penwith Heritage Coast in all its glory by following this magnificent Cornwall walking route starting in St Ives.

Look out for glorious golden sands, dramatic headland and a choice of sights and attractions along the way.


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Flora & fauna

  • Grey Atlantic Seal colony at the Carracks


  • Boat trips to the Carracks available from St Ives


  • St Ives Head is a wonderful spot to begin this coastal Cornwall walk. Head west, passing the popular Porthmeor Beach and the Tate St Ives art gallery and reveal the Penwith Heritage Coast.
  • Follow the coastal path which leads you past a number of panoramic viewpoints just too good to miss, including; Hor Point, Pen Enys Point, Carn Naun Point and the Gala Rocks. You can also enjoy views across Carracks, a group of inshore rocky islands, where you might even spot some Grey Atlantic seals!
  • Upon reaching Zennor Head, walk inland and stumble across the charming Zennor village, home to a selection of historic sites.
  • If 6 miles of spectacular coastline wasn’t enough, you can choose to turn this into a 12-mile circular walk, heading back to St Ives through luscious rolling countryside.


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