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8 Days / 7 Nights
Availability : March to November
Start: Chy Morvah, St Ives, Cornwall, England
End: Chy Morvah, St Ives, Cornwall, England

Cornwall Guided Walking Tour: 7 nights based at Chy Morvah, St Ives, Cornwall

Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or dhtour@dhtour.ca to book. 

Blessed with more miles of coastline than anywhere else in England, Cornwall inspires all sorts of outdoor adventures. Our guided walking holiday is the perfect introduction to the county’s pristine beaches, rugged headlands, hidden coves, and postcard-perfect villages and towns.

Tour Details

Highlights:

  • Admiring a landscape of rugged granite headlands and sandy beaches
  • Exploring peaceful corners, hidden coves, and sleepy fishing villages
  • Spending time with like-minded people in the great outdoors
  • Finding exciting walking routes with your Leader
  • Relaxing at Chy Morvah, our charming country house in St Ives

Pick Up Location & TIme

Chy Morvah, Bishops Road, The Belyars, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 2DB (Google Map)
4:00pm – You’re welcome to check into the country house hotel from 4pm onwards.

Drop off Location & Time

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way onward.

Price Includes

  • High quality en-suite upgraded accommodation at Chy Morvah
  • Excellent food in our country house, full board (B,L,D daily)
  • The services of our knowledgeable leader, ensuring you get the most from your holiday
  • 5 days Cornwall guided walking tour + 1 free day
  • Choice of up to three guided walks each walking day
  • Transport to and from the walks
  • Use of our comprehensive Discovery Point

Meals

  • 7 breakfasts
  • 6 lunches
  • 7 dinners
  • 1 tea

Price Excludes

  • Airfare
  • Transfers
  • Pre / Post hotel nights
  • Travel to/from the Country Hotel (The nearest railway station is St Ives, however you may find the journey to St Erth on the main line more convenient)
  • Admissions (please allow approx. £10 per day, per person for entrances)
  • Driver / Tour Leader gratuity is at your discretion
  • Travel Insurance
What to Expect
Cornwall Guided Walking Tour Walking Grade: 2 & 3.

Enjoy a full day’s walking with fellow guests and leave all the planning and navigation to us; it’s what we do best. Nobody knows the UK’s best places to walk like us. Our knowledgeable leaders make sure you’re never short of the inside story on local features, viewpoints and places of interest.

  • Unpack once
  • Accommodation at a country house hotel
  • Full Board Meals – from dinner on arrival day to breakfast on departure day
  • Knowledgeable leader
  • Choice of up to 3 walks per walking day with required transport

On our Guided Walking holidays, we believe that choice is key. Our walks descriptions will help you choose according to your interests and fitness. The walks are grouped together with care by local experts to give the best experience. 

Walking Grades Explained:

  • Grades 1 & 2 – Leisurely walking grades
  • Grades 3 & 4 – Moderate walking grades
  • Grades 5 & 6 – Challenging walking grades
What to Bring

“There’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong type of clothing!” goes the adage. Come prepared for all eventualities and you’ll walk in comfort as well as safety. Britain’s famous for its changeable weather, so here’s our advice on what to wear and bring.

Essentials

  • Waterproof walking boots providing ankle support and good grip.
  • A waterproof jacket and over-trousers
  • Gloves and a warm hat (it can be chilly at any time of the year)
  • Rucksack
  • Water bottle (at least 1 litre capacity)
  • A small torch (everywhere in winter, year round in mountains)
  • Sun hat and sunscreen
    Denim jeans and waterproof capes are not suitable on any walks.

Recommended

  • Several layers of clothing, which can be added or removed
  • Specialist walking socks to avoid blisters.
  • A first aid kit inc plasters– your leader’s first aid kit doesn’t contain any medication
  • Sit mat (insulated pad to sit on when you stop for a break)

You might also want

  • Walking poles, particularly useful for descents.
  • Insect repellent
  • Flask for hot drinks
  • Rigid lunch box
  • Gaiters
  • Blister kit (eg Compeed) just in case
  • Waterproof rucksack liner
Version 1 Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Day

You’re welcome to check in from 4pm onwards. Enjoy a complimentary cream tea on arrival.

Accommodation: Chy Morvah (D, T)

Day 2Lelant & Carbis Bay

Option 1 – Carbis Bay

Distance: 5 miles (8km)

Ascent: 950 feet (300m)

In summary: A circular walk taking us from St Ives to Knill’s Monument and the promontory of Carrick Gladden, before following the South West Coast Path to Carbis Bay and back into St Ives.

Highlight: There’s plenty of time to relax and enjoy the many delights of St Ives. Enjoy wandering through the narrow streets, perhaps visit the Tate Gallery, or take a boat trip to Seal Island.

Option 2 – Lelant & Carbis Bay

Distance: 7½ miles (12km)

Ascent: 1,200 feet (360m)

In summary: Head up to Knill’s Monument, then drop down to join the coast near Lelant church. We follow the coastal path back to St Ives, passing through the dunes beside Porthkidney Sands, Carrick Gladden and Carbis Bay.

Highlight: Enjoy glorious views over St Ives Bay from Knill’s Monument. Look out for the Baulking House, once used by Cornish pilchard fishermen.

Option 3 – Trencrom Hill & Lelant

Distance: 10.5 miles (17km)

Ascent: 1,600 feet (485m)

In summary: We head up to Knill’s Monument, over fields to Trencrom Hill then onto Lelant church. We follow the coast path beside the Hayle Estuary and through dunes overlooking Porthkidney Sands and Carbis Bay before arriving back at St Ives.

Highlight: Stunning views from the top of the iron-age hill fort of Trencrom Hill, including the south coast and St Michael’s Mount.

Accommodation: Chy Morvah (B, L, D)

Day 3Coast and cliffs of the Land's End Peninsula

Option 1 – Exploring the Land’s End Peninsula

Distance: 5½ miles (9km)

Ascent: 850 feet (260m)

In summary: This walk offers coastal and inland walking, taking in coastal views including Sennen Cove and finishing at Land’s End.

Highlight: This route offers views of both north and south coasts.

Option 2 – South Coast Cliffs from St Loy to Land’s End

Distance: 8.5 miles (13.5km)

Ascent: 1,715ft (525m)

In summary: Starting at St Loy we follow this spectacular section of coastline all the way to Land’s End and enjoy the stunning section on display. There’ll be to see as we pass by Porthcurno, Porthgwarra and Gwennap Head. This is coastal walking at it’s very best!

Highlight: Reaching Land’s End at the end of the walk standing on the very tip of Britain.

Option 3 – Lamorna to Land’s End

Distance: 11½ miles (18km)

Ascent: 2,300 feet (700m)

In summary: A longer walk along the coast from Lamorna to Land’s End. This is coastal walking at its best; an opportunity to stride out and soak up the sea views.

Highlight: A spectacular coastal adventure filled with fantastic views.

Accommodation: Chy Morvah (B, L, D)

Day 4Free day

A free day for you to explore the local area or to relax in the Country House. Our Discovery Points help you make the most out of your free day. There’s plenty of maps and a selection of the best local walking routes, as well as weather forecasts and public transport options – plus details about other places to visit. 

Accommodation: Chy Morvah (B, L, D)

Day 5The beaches and cliffs of North Cornwall

Option 1 – Porthtowan to St Agnes

Distance: 5 miles (8.5km)

Ascent: 1,050 feet (300m)

In summary: Walk along the cliffs from Porthtowan to St Agnes. We’ll pass the iconic ruined engine house at Wheal Coates mine which featured in the BBC series of Poldark, and head inland over St Agnes Beacon and into St Agnes village.

Highlight: Seeing a spectacular array of seabirds including Fulmars and Guillemots.

Option 2 – Porthtowan to Perranporth

Distance: 8½ miles (13.5km)

Ascent: 2,050 feet (620m)

In summary: A fantastic coastal walk from Porthtowan to St Agnes Head and Perranporth. A day of mining history, superb wildlife, and extensive sea views throughout.

Highlight: Sampling the hedgehog ice cream at Chapel Porth Cove! You’ll also see the much photographed Towanroath engine house of Wheal Coates mine.

Option 3 – Portreath to Perranporth

Distance: 12½ miles (20km)

Ascent: 2,900 feet (900m)

In summary: A final chance to stride out and enjoy one of the best sections of the North Cornwall Coast Path. We’ll tackle the section from Portreath to Perranporth.

Highlight: With glorious sandy beaches and rugged headlands, this is the Cornish Coast at its very best.

Accommodation: Chy Morvah (B, L, D)

Day 6Rugged cliffs of St. Ives

Option 1 – Clodgy Point and Porthmeor Beach

Distance: 4.5 miles (7.5km)

Ascent: 700ft (220m)

In summaryWe’ll complete a gentle circuit from the door of Chy Morvah, taking us through the Cornish countryside and back along the clifftops past Clodgy Point. There’ll be time to chill out on one of the golden beaches or visit one of the towns attractions.

Highlight: There’s plenty of time to relax and enjoy the many delights of St Ives at the end of this walk. Enjoy wandering through the narrow streets, perhaps visit the Tate Gallery, or take a boat trip to Seal Island.

To note when choosing your walk: The coastal path we follow on our return to St Ives can be rough and rocky.

 

Option 2 – Mussel Point & River Cove

Distance: 9 miles (14.5km)

Total ascent: 1,455ft (445m)

In summary: We begin by completing the inland section of our walk. Crossing prehistoric fields, we’ll pass the hamlets of Trevega, Boscubben and Treveal. We reach the coast at Mussel Point, then follow the undulating rugged path over the cliffs and headlands back to St Ives, taking time to pause at River Cove for the seals.

Highlight: Look out for seals at River Cove, and later enjoy a well-deserved ice cream by Porthmeor beach when you arrive back in St Ives.

Option 3 – Zennor to St Ives

Distance: 11½  miles (18km)

Ascent: 1,800 feet (560m)

In summaryFollow the Tinners’ Way from St Ives, heading through the fields to the picturesque village of Zennor with its medieval church and Tinners Arms pub.  We return along the rugged coastal path to St Ives past dramatic rocky headlands, hidden coves, and sweeping sea views.

Highlight: With luck you’ll see seals, plenty of seabirds, and maybe even dolphins and basking sharks.

Accommodation: Chy Morvah (B, L, D)

Day 7Mining, shipwrecks and smuggling in Mount's Bay

Option 1 – Around Mounts Bay

Distance: 6½ miles (10.5km)

Ascent: 1,100 feet (340m) 

In summary: Starting at the beach of Praa Sands on the west side of the Lizard peninsula, we take the undulating Coast Path to Prussia Cove and Perranuthnoe, with stunning views of St Michael’s Mount.

Highlight: St Michael’s Mount is in view for much of the day.

Option 2 – Rinsey Head to Marazion

Distance: 9 miles (14km)

Total ascent: 1,300 feet (400m)

In summary: From the mine buildings of Wheal Prosper at Rinsey Head, we join the Coast Path to the mile long beach of Praa Sands, and then on to the historic town of Marazion via Prussia Cove and Perranuthnoe.

Highlight: St Michael’s Mount is in view for much of the day.

Option 3 – Porthleven To Marazion

Distance: 11 miles (18 km)

Total ascent: 2,100 feet (640m)

In summary: From the picturesque fishing and one-time industrial harbour of Porthleven we follow an outstanding coastline to Trewavas Head before walking to Marazion via Praa Sands, Prussia Cove and Perranuthnoe.

Highlight: Enjoy glorious sea views throughout as we walk through the rich flora of the South Cornwall coast.

Accommodation: Chy Morvah (B, L, D)

Day 8Departure Day

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home. (B)

Version 2 Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Day

You’re welcome to check in from 4pm onwards. Enjoy a complimentary cream tea on arrival.

Accommodation: Chy Morvah (D, T)

Day 2Lelant & Carbis Bay

Option 1 – Carbis Bay

Distance: 5 miles (8km)

Ascent: 950 feet (300m) 

In summary: A circular walk taking us from St Ives to Knill’s Monument and the promontory of Carrick Gladden, before following the coast path to Carbis Bay and back into St Ives.

Highlight: There’s plenty of time to relax and enjoy the many delights of St Ives. Enjoy wandering through the narrow streets, exploring the harbour, or relaxing with a mug of hot coffee.

Option 2 – Knills Monument, Lelant and on to Carbis Bay

Distance: 7.5 miles (12km)

Ascent: 1,200ft (370m)

In summary: We’ll follow the same route as option two to Carrack Gladden, but then extend our walk further as we head out towards Hayle Estuary and Lelant Church. We’ll follow a longer section of the coastal path back to St Ives, passing through the dunes beside Porthkidney Sands, and Carbis Bay.

What your kids will love: Looking out over the blue-green waters of St Ives Bay, exploring the rolling dunes and racing along expansive sandy beaches. Nature makes the best playgrounds!

Option 3 – Trencrom Hill & Lelant

Distance: 10 miles (16km)

Ascent: 1,400ft (425m) 

In summary: Head up to Knill’s Monument, then over fields to Lelant via Trencrom Hill. This ancient Iron Age Hill Fort provides the perfect vantage point to soak up the 360-degree panorama views.  Did you know, it’s one of the few places from which you can see both the north and the south coast at the same time? We descend and walk onto Lelant church, then follow the coast path beside the Hayle Estuary and through dunes overlooking Porthkidney Sands and Carbis Bay before arriving back at St Ives.

What your kids will love:  Imagining what it was like to be a Celtic tribesman on the lookout for invading enemies at the top of Trencom Hill.

Accommodation: Chy Morvah (B, L, D)

Day 3Poldark Country & Land's End

Option 1 – St Just, Whitesand Bay to Land’s End

Distance: 5½ miles (8.5km)

Ascent: 650 feet (200m)

In summary: Walk from the mining village of St Just across the fields and lanes of the Cot Valley, before joining the Coast Path to reach the old fishing village of Sennen Cove. The final section leads us over the granite cliffs to Land’s End. 

Highlight: The cliff-top walk from Sennen Cove to Land’s End is particularly impressive, with a real sense of achievement as you reach this iconic spot.

Option 2 – Botallack, Cape Cornwall and Land’s End

Distance: 9 miles (14km)

Ascent: 1,850 feet (560m)

In summary: Follow the South West Coast Path from the famous Crown Mines at Botallack to Cape Cornwall. Then on past Ballowall Barrow, a Bronze Age burial chamber,  to Sennen Cove and Land’s End. 

Highlight: Discover Cornwall’s rich history of tin mining, now recognised as a World Heritage Site. Look out for the abandoned engine houses perched just above the sea at Botallack.

Option 3 – Geevor Mine to Land’s End

Distance: 10½ miles (16.5km)

Ascent: 2,050 feet (640m)

In summary: Walk from Geevor to Levant Mine and Botallack, with lots of historical interest. We then follow a stunning section of the South West Coast Path, all the way to Land’s End.

Highlight: This is coastal walking at its best; an opportunity to stride out and soak up the sea views. A celebratory pint at Land’s End is well deserved after a great day with many ups and downs.

Accommodation: Chy Morvah (B, L, D)

Day 4Free day

A free day for you to explore the local area or to relax in the Country House. Our Discovery Points help you make the most out of your free day. There’s plenty of maps and a selection of the best local walking routes, as well as weather forecasts and public transport options – plus details about other places to visit. 

Accommodation: Chy Morvah (B, L, D)

Day 5Marazion and Mousehole

Option 1 – Marazion

Distance: 5½ miles (8.5km)

Ascent: 400 feet (120m)

In summary: Head out over the RSPB marshes on St. Michael’s Way, pausing at the sculpture gardens at Tremenheere, then return to Marazion on the coast path with views towards St Michael’s Mount. 

Highlight: Hopefully there is a chance, tide permitting, to go across to the Mount. 

Option 2 – St Loy to Mousehole

Distance: 6 miles (9km)

Ascent: 1,050 feet (320m)

In summary: Walk along the coast from St Loy Cover to Mousehole. A day of rugged coastal walking, we’ll also pass by the small harbour at Lamorna, before reaching Mousehole. 

Highlight: The pretty fishing village of Mousehole (pronounced Mauzel) is a charming place to end the walk.

Option 3 – Porthcurno to Mousehole

Distance:  miles (13.5km)

Ascent: 1,900 feet (580m)

In summary: Challenge yourself to this longer, rough coastal walk. We start at the beautiful white sands at Porthcurno with its backdrop of the Minack Theatre, before continuing on past Lamorna Cove to Mousehole.  

Highlight: With plenty of ups and downs this isn’t for the faint hearted; but the rewards are the great sea views and sense of achievement when you reach Mousehole.

Accommodation: Chy Morvah (B, L, D)

Day 6The coast and coves of Mount's Bay

Option 1 – Across Loe Bar

Distance: 5½ miles (8.5km)

Ascent: 800 feet (260m)

In summary: Follow the South Cornwall Coast Path from Poldhu Cove over Halzephron Cliffs then across the sands of Loe Bar to finish at the fishing harbour of Porthleven.

Highlight: Stop at Church Cove with its tiny church surrounded by sand.

Option 2 – Mullion to Helston

Distance: 8½  miles (13.5km)

Ascent: 1,100 feet (340m)

In summary: Walk from Mullion past the Marconi Monument above Poldhu Cove, then on along the cliffs to the sands of Loe Bar. Here we head inland around the freshwater lake of Loe Pool, through the Penrose Estate to the market town of Helston. 

Highlight: Look out for a wide range of birdlife as you walk atop the cliffs, then explore Loe Pool.

Option 3 – Mullion Cove to Helston

Distance: 9½ miles (15km)

Ascent: 1250 feet (380m) 

In summary: Take in the scenery as you walk from Mullion Cove to the market town of Helston. 

Highlight: Head towards Gunwalloe Fishing Cove where the beach is usually covered in pebbles from off-shore chalk deposits.

Accommodation: Chy Morvah (B, L, D)

Day 7The extreme South of England: Around the Lizard

Please be aware that some sections of the coastal path can be rough and rocky so care is needed.
Option 1 – Kynance Cove

Distance:  5½ miles (9km)

Total ascent: 950 feet (280m)

In summary: A stunning circuit around the southern tip of England. We’ll head to Church Cove, then continue around the headlands passing Bass Point, the Lizard Point lighthouse and on to Kynance Cove.

Highlight: Kynance Cove is a real gem with its serpentine rock formations and stunning views from the beach cafe.

Option 2 – Church Cove to Kynance Cove

Distance: 5.5 miles (9km)

Ascent: 925ft (280m)

In summary: A stunning circuit around the southern tip of England. We’ll head to Church Cove, then continue around the headlands passing Bass Point, the Lizard Point lighthouse and on to Kynance Cove.

Highlight: Kynance Cove is a real gem with its serpentine rock formations and stunning views from the beach cafe.

Option 3 – Lizard Point Circuit

Distance: 11 miles (18km)

Ascent: 1,750 feet (540m)

In summary: A stunning coastal circuit around the southern tip of England. We’ll head first to the quaint fishing village of Cadgwith, then enjoy the glorious coastal path passing the collapsed caves of the Devil’s Frying Pan, Lizard Point and Kynance Cove.

Highlight: The sense of achievement as you arrive at the Lizard Point lighthouse and become the southern-most person in Britain!

Accommodation: Chy Morvah (B, L, D)

Day 8Departure Day

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home. (B)

Version 3 Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Day

You’re welcome to check in from 4pm onwards. Enjoy a complimentary cream tea on arrival.

Accommodation: Chy Morvah (D, T)

Day 2Lelant & Carbis Bay

Option 1 – Carbis Bay

Distance: 5 miles (8km)

Ascent: 950 feet (300m) 

In summary: A circular walk taking us from St Ives to Knill’s Monument and the promontory of Carrick Gladden, before following the coast path to Carbis Bay and back into St Ives.

Highlight: There’s plenty of time to relax and enjoy the many delights of St Ives. Enjoy wandering through the narrow streets, exploring the harbour, or relaxing with a mug of hot coffee.

Option 2 – Lelant & Carbis Bay

Distance: 7½ miles (12km)

Ascent: 1,200 feet (380m)

In summary: Head up to Knill’s Monument, then drop down to join the coast near Lelant church. We follow the coastal path back to St Ives, passing through the dunes beside Porthkidney Sands, Carrick Gladden and Carbis Bay.

Highlight: Enjoy glorious views over St Ives Bay from Knill’s Monument. Look out for the Baulking House, once used by Cornish pilchard fishermen.

Option 3 – Trencrom Hill & Lelant

Distance: 10 miles (16km)

Ascent: 1,400ft (425m) 

In summary: Head up to Knill’s Monument, then over fields to Lelant via Trencrom Hill. This ancient Iron Age Hill Fort provides the perfect vantage point to soak up the 360-degree panorama views.  Did you know, it’s one of the few places from which you can see both the north and the south coast at the same time? We descend and walk onto Lelant church, then follow the coast path beside the Hayle Estuary and through dunes overlooking Porthkidney Sands and Carbis Bay before arriving back at St Ives.

What your kids will love:  Imagining what it was like to be a Celtic tribesman on the lookout for invading enemies at the top of Trencom Hill.

Accommodation: Chy Morvah (B, L, D)

Day 3Along the coast to Marazion

Option 1 – Higher Kenneggy to Marazion

Distance: 6 miles (9.5km)

Ascent: 800 feet (260m)

In summary: Starting from Higher Kenneggy, we take an undulating coastal path to Marazion, with views of St Michael’s Mount.

Highlight: Walk along the Cornish coast and finish in the village Marazion where there will be views of the spectacular island of St Michael’s Mount.

Option 2 – Around Mounts Bay

Distance: 6½ miles (10.5km)

Ascent: 1,100 feet (340m) 

In summary: Starting at the beach of Praa Sands on the west side of the Lizard peninsula, we take the undulating Coast Path to Prussia Cove and Perranuthnoe, with stunning views of St Michael’s Mount.

Highlight: St Michael’s Mount is in view for much of the day.

Option 3 – Rinsey Head to Marazion

Distance: 9 miles (14km)

Ascent: 1,300 feet (400m)

In summary: From the mine buildings of Wheal Prosper at Rinsey Head, we join the Coast Path to the mile long beach of Praa Sands, and then on to the historic town of Marazion via Prussia Cove and Perranuthnoe.

Highlight: Enjoy glorious sea views throughout as we walk through the rich flora of the South Cornwall coast.

Accommodation: Chy Morvah (B, L, D)

Day 4Free day

A free day for you to explore the local area or to relax in the Country House. Our Discovery Points help you make the most out of your free day. There’s plenty of maps and a selection of the best local walking routes, as well as weather forecasts and public transport options – plus details about other places to visit. 

Accommodation: Chy Morvah (B, L, D)

Day 5Poldark Country and Land's End

Option 1 – St Just to Land’s End

Distance: 5½ miles (8.5km)

Ascent: 650 feet (200m)

In summary: Walk from the mining village of St Just across the fields and lanes of the Cot Valley, before joining the Coast Path to reach the old fishing village of Sennen Cove. The final section leads us over the granite cliffs to Land’s End. 

Highlight: The cliff-top walk from Sennen Cove to Land’s End is particularly impressive, with a real sense of achievement as you reach this iconic spot.

Option 2 – Botallack, Cape Cornwall and Land’s End

Distance: 9 miles (14km)

Ascent: 1,850 feet (560m)

In summary: Follow the South West Coast Path from the famous Crown Mines at Botallack to Cape Cornwall. Then on past Ballowall Barrow, a Bronze Age burial chamber,  to Sennen Cove and Land’s End. 

Highlight: Discover Cornwall’s rich history of tin mining, now recognised as a World Heritage Site. Look out for the abandoned engine houses perched just above the sea at Botallack.

Option 3 – Geevor Mine to Land’s End

Distance: 10½ miles (16.5km)

Ascent: 2,050 feet (640m)

In summaryWalk from Geevor to Levant Mine and Botallack, with lots of historical interest. We then follow a stunning section of the South West Coast Path, all the way to Land’s End.

Highlight: This is coastal walking at its best; an opportunity to stride out and soak up the sea views. A celebratory pint at Land’s End is well deserved after a great day with many ups and downs.

Accommodation: Chy Morvah (B, L, D)

Day 6Rugged cliffs of St Ives

Option 1 – Clodgy Point

Distance: 6½ miles (10km)

Total ascent: 850 feet (260m)

In summaryFrom St Ives we walk out along the 18th century packhorse route of the Tinner’s Way through a prehistoric field system to reach Pen Enys Point. We then return along the superb coast path.

Highlight: There’s plenty of time to relax and enjoy the many delights of St Ives at the end of this walk. Enjoy wandering through the narrow streets, perhaps visit the Tate Gallery, or take a boat trip to Seal Island. 

To note when choosing your walk: The coastal path we follow on our return to St Ives can be rough and rocky.

Option 2 – Mussel Point and River Cove

Distance: 9 miles (14.5km)

Total ascent: 1,450 feet (440m)

In summaryThe inland section of the walk crosses prehistoric fields, passing the hamlets of Trevega, Boscubben and Treveal. We reach the coast at Mussel Point then follow the undulating rugged path over the cliffs and headlands back to St Ives.

Highlight: Look out for seals at River Cove, and later enjoy a well-deserved ice cream by Porthmeor beach when you arrive back in St Ives.

Option 3 – Zennor to St Ives

Distance: 11½  miles (18km)

Ascent: 1,800 feet (560m)

In summaryFollow the Tinners’ Way from St Ives, heading through the fields to the picturesque village of Zennor with its medieval church and Tinners Arms pub.  We return along the rugged coastal path to St Ives past dramatic rocky headlands, hidden coves, and sweeping sea views.

Highlight: With luck you’ll see seals, plenty of seabirds, and maybe even dolphins and basking sharks.

Accommodation: Chy Morvah (B, L, D)

Day 7The coasts and coves of Mount's Bay

Option 1 – Across Loe Bar

Distance: 5½ miles (8.5km)

Ascent: 800 feet (260m)

In summary: Follow the South Cornwall Coast Path from Poldhu Cove over Halzephron Cliffs then across the sands of Loe Bar to finish at the fishing harbour of Porthleven.

Highlight: Stop at Church Cove with its tiny church surrounded by sand.

Option 2 – Mullion to Helston

Distance: 8½  miles (13.5km)

Ascent: 1,100 feet (340m)

In summaryWalk from Mullion past the Marconi Monument above Poldhu Cove, then on along the cliffs to the sands of Loe Bar. Here we head inland around the freshwater lake of Loe Pool, through the Penrose Estate to the market town of Helston. 

Highlight: Look out for a wide range of birdlife as you walk atop the cliffs, then explore Loe Pool.

Option 3 – Mullion Cove to Helston

Distance: 9½ miles (15km)

Ascent: 1250 feet (380m) 

In summaryTake in the scenery as you walk from Mullion Cove to the market town of Helston. 

Highlight: Head towards Gunwalloe Fishing Cove where the beach is usually covered in pebbles from off-shore chalk deposits.

Accommodation: Chy Morvah (B, L, D)

Day 8Departure Day

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home. (B)

Dates and Prices
Version 1
Departure Dates
Per person (single or twin) Single in a double room
2024: October 19 $2,480 $2,760
2025: April 5, 26 $2,630 $2,910
2025: May 17 $2,930 $3,210
2025: June 7, 21, 28 $2,930 $3,210
2025: July 19, 26 $2,930 $3,210
2025: August 23, 30 $2,930 $3,210
2025: October 4 $2,630 $2,910
2025: October 25 $2,350 $2,630
Version 2
Departure Dates
Per person (single or twin) Single in a double room
2024: August 31 $2,830 $3,110
2024: September 28 $2,830 $3,110
2025: April 19 $2,630 $2,910
2025: May 3 $2,630 $2,910
2025: June 14 $2,930 $3,210
2025: July 12 $2,930 $3,210
2025: August 16 $2,930 $3,210
2025: September 6, 27 $2,930 $3,210
Version 3
Departure Dates
Per person (single or twin) Single in a double room
2024: November 2, 16, 30 $2,250 $2,530
2025: March 8, 22 $2,350 $2,630
2025: November 1, 15, 29 $2,350 $2,630

Pricing

Pricing is per person (pp) based on single/twin/double occupancy.

Supplement applied for single in a double room.

Rates are in $ CAD. Rates include room upgrade (better) and membership fees. 


Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or dhtour@dhtour.ca to book.

Ask us for the best available pricing for your dates & choice of airline. We can assist in your travel to/from the Country House.

This tour is also available in 3 or 4 night duration. 

This holiday includes active sightseeing and you should expect to spend lots of time on your feet.

While every effort will be made to adhere to the described itinerary, we may occasionally vary the sequence shown here or substitute an alternative route to suit local conditions or for other operational reasons, potentially at short notice. Sometimes things happen beyond our control – the weather, traffic jams or changes at the places we visit. If we need to adjust your holiday programme, for whatever reason, your leader will help smooth the way.

Travel Details:
Address is: Chy Morvah, Bishops Road, The Belyars, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 2DB

By Rail:
The nearest railway station is St Ives, however you may find the journey to St Erth on the main line more convenient.

By Taxi:
St Ives station is only ½ mile from Chy Morvah, but it is rather a steep uphill walk. You can pre-book a taxi from our recommended taxi company, Ace Cars. As a guide price, it cost £4 per 4-seat taxi in 2019. 8-seat taxis are also available at a higher rate. Please pre-book your taxi at least 7 days in advance by contacting:

Ace Cars*
Tel: +44 (0) 1736 797799
Email: acecars2@aol.com
The return taxi journey can be arranged on your behalf by the Chy Morvah Manager.
*Ace Cars is not owned or managed by us.

By Car:
Head to Cornwall via the A30. At a large roundabout take the A3074 signposted to St Ives (2nd Exit). You will now come to 2 small roundabouts, go straight across the first and take a right at the second heading towards the village of Lelant. Pass through Lelant and Carbis Bay on the same road.

Pass Tescos and the Treganna Castle hotel on your left hand side, then as you approach St Ives take the left fork which heads slightly up hill, following signs to visitor parking and the leisure centre. Follow the road and turn left up the steep hill. Almost immediately the road turns left again but instead of following the road around to the left you need to turn off the road and head directly up the hill on Porthminster Terrace.

Chy Morvah is right in front of you at the top of the hill. To reach the car park drive left past the front of Chy Morvah and turn immediately right behind the back of the building. The car park is on the right 15 yards along the lane called Bishops road.

Hotel Descriptions
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Chy Morvah

Sea, sand and (hopefully) sun await at Cornwall’s Chy Morvah. This coastal bolthole, whose name means ‘House by the Sea’ in Cornish, basks in the famously lovely light of this artist-retreat town on the north coast of one of England’s most desirable holiday destinations. Those artists may have come to paint the sea and sky but you can simply admire it from the house’s privileged position. The building has been designed to maximise the effect of its elevated location, with stunning sea views and vistas of sandy beaches, while the bustling harbour and array of cafés and artists galleries are just a short cobbled street walk away. As well as 38 bedrooms, there is a large main lounge with panoramic views across St Ives Bay and a dining room that boasts similar mouth-watering views. To keep you entertained there’s a garden in which to enjoy the hazy pinky glow that falls on this seaside sanctuary every evening. Beyond the house, the Cornish Coast is the gateway to exploring the area, with easy access to St Michael’s Mount, the pretty fishing village of Mousehole, the beaches and cliffs of north Cornwall and the rugged cliffs of Land’s End. There’s even the option of an evening adventure to the Minack Theatre.

Address: Chy Morvah, Bishops Road, The Belyars, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 2DB

Room Amenities: Tea & coffee-making facilities, TV, Hairdryer, Toiletries, Wi-Fi

Stay in one of the main building’s beautifully presented rooms or in the adjacent Lanyons House. With 38 bright and airy bedrooms, Chy Morvah has plenty of space and there’s a range of  ‘Classic’ and ‘Premium’ Rooms to choose from. Simply but smartly furnished they let the view through the window do the talking.

Premium Rooms are more spacious en-suite guest rooms. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee-making facilities, toiletries (hand wash, shampoo, body lotion, shower gel), and a 32-inch TV. Extras include bathrobes, slippers, and comfortable mattresses.

Hotel Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, boot room and drying room, attractive gardens with sea views, heated outdoor swimming pool, multi-purpose activity room, ballroom, library and board games to borrow

After a day strolling the coast, come back to the house and its specially tailored walkers’ facilities. Relax by sitting in the pretty gardens beneath the large mature trees and looking out over the sea. Take a turn in the heated outdoor pool if you still have the energy, or simply relax on the sundeck adjacent to it. Indoors, kick back in one of the lounges. The small bar with its seaside paraphernalia is well-stocked and welcoming while light floods the dining room through panoramic windows.

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