Cornwall Guided Walking Tour 2021/2022

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8 Days / 7 Nights
Availability : April to October
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

Blessed with breathtakingly beautiful beaches, Cornwall has more miles of coastline and more hours of sunshine than anywhere else in England. On a Guided Walking holiday at St Ives you’ll discover the fantastic coastal path in all glory, from hidden coves to rugged headlands.

Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or [email protected] to book. 


Tour Details


  • Cornwall Guided Walking tour: Explore the countryside on foot…
  • Our guided walks will take you to rugged granite headlands and glorious sandy beaches
  • Also exploring off the beaten track to peaceful corners, hidden coves and sleepy fishing villages
  • Let our leaders bring classic routes and offbeat areas to life
  • Enjoy evenings in Chy Morvah where you can share a drink and re-live the days adventures

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


  • 7 breakfasts
  • 6 lunches
  • 7 dinners
  • 0 teas

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 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

Accommodation: Chy Morvah (D)

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: 7.5 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 – St Michael’s Way
Distance: 11 miles (17.5km)
Ascent: 1,300 feet (400m)
In summary: Follow the St Michael’s Way – a pilgrim route dating back to early Christianity. Starting from St Michael’s Mount we walk across the peninsula to Lelant Church for the short train ride back to St Ives. 
Highlight: Enjoy great views over Cornwall’s north and south coasts. The short train ride ranks as one of Britain’s most scenic branch lines as it meanders above cliffs and sandy beaches.

Accommodation: Chy Morvah (B, L, D)

Day 3Mining, Shipwrecks and smuggling in Mount's Bay

Option 1 – Around Mount’s Bay
Distance: 6.5 miles (10km)
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: We finish at Marazion where, tide permitting, there will be time to walk across the causeway to the Mount to experience this beautiful island.

Option 2 – Rinsey Head to Marazion
Distance: 8.5 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: St Michael’s Mount is in view for much of the day; hopefully there’ll be time to cross the causeway at the end of the walk.

Option 3 – Porthleven to Marazion
Distance: 11 miles (17.5km)
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 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 (320m)
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: 8.5 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: 12 miles (19.5km)
Ascent: 2,750 feet (840m)
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 6Penwith Moors

Option 1 – Rosewall Hill
Distance: 5.5 miles (9km)
Ascent: 690 feet (215m)
In summary: We head up through the site of an old uranium mine before ascending Rosewall Hill, passing the remnants of an old tin mine on the way to the tor-like summit. We descend via Trevalgan Hill and return through fields and farms.
Highlight: Unmissable views of Hayle Estuary, Carbis Bay and the brooding moors further west.

Option 2 – Rosewall Hill & Towednack
Distance: 7 miles (11.5km)
Ascent: 925 feet (280m)
In summary: Our route takes us along quiet lanes and fields to Towednack before ascending Rosewall Hill. We walk along the tor-like rocky summit before descending over Trevalgan Hill and return through fields and farms.
Highlight: A taste of the moors plus the charming 13th century church at Towednack make this a walk to remember.

Option 3 – Rosewall Hill & Zennor Hill
Distance: 12 miles (19km)
Ascent: 1,400 feet (430m)
In summary: We take a scenic route around Rosewall Hill then head further west passing Towednack church to reach more remote moorland. We pass Zennor Quoit before gaining the impressive rocky summit of Zennor Hill. We descend to Zennor village before following the field path back to St Ives.
Highlight: Don’t miss this chance to immerse yourself in atmospheric moorland with its intriguing Neolithic monuments a mere stone’s throw from the coast.

Accommodation: Chy Morvah (B, L, D)

Day 7The extreme South of England - around the Lizard

Option 1 – Kynance Cove
Distance: 5.5 miles (9km)
Ascent: 900 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. Soak up the views from the beach cafe, watching out for beautiful, rare chough wheeling around the cliffs.

Option 2 – Mullion to the Lizard
Distance: 8 miles (13km)
Ascent: 1,390 feet (420m)
In summary: Follow the coastal path from Mullion Cove to the Lizard; a fantastic section of coastline with gnarled cliffs and hidden coves, with the option of continuing to Lizard Point itself.
Highlight: Keep your eyes peeled for seals at Mullion harbour, then enjoy refreshments at Kynance Cove, before the final leg to Lizard village.

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)

Dates and Prices
Version 1
Departure Dates
Per person (single or twin) Single in a double room
2021: May 29 $2,170 $2,450
2021: June 19 $2,170 $2,450
2021: July 3, 17 $2,170 $2,450
2021: August 21 $2,170 $2,450
2021: September 4 $2,170 $2,450
2021: September 25 $2,000 $2,280
2022: April 9, 16 $2,100 $2,380
2022: April 30 $2,330 $2,610
2022: May 7, 21, 28 $2,330 $2,610
2022: June 4, 11, 25 $2,330 $2,610
2022: July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 $2,330 $2,610
2022: August 6, 13, 20, 27 $2,330 $2,610
2022: September 3, 10, 17, 24 $2,330 $2,610
2022: October 1 $2,330 $2,610
2022: October 8, 15, 22 $2,100 $2,380

Dates shown in green are guaranteed departures.


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 [email protected] 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: [email protected]
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

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 Good and Better Rooms to choose from. Simply but smartly furnished they let the view through the window do the talking.

All ‘Good’ rooms are ensuite and furnished to a high standard. There are also several ‘Better’ Rooms that are either larger or have a desirable view, a more luxurious mattress, larger television, enhanced toiletries and a fluffy bathrobe & slippers.

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.