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Walking in and around St Ives

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  • 11-03-2016

Walking in and around St Ives

The breathtaking views, the stunning wildlife and the peaceful, unspoiled nature of this area. These are just a few reasons why you need to explore some of the cliffs and paths of St Ives on foot during your St Ives break.

There are many wonderful routes of varying difficulty to choose from. One favourite which is considered to be "moderate” in difficulty is the gorgeous four mile route from St Ives to Carbis Bay and back.

Beginning at Trenwith car park in St Ives, it meanders through the magical Steeple Wood Nature Reserve. The trail then continues to The Steeple, otherwise known as John Knill’s monument.

From there you descend through Treylon Downs and then continue through the Carbis Valley to the beach. Along the coastal path, the route then takes you through Carbis Bay, past Porthminster Beach and back to St Ives.

This walk is gentle enough for older children and takes in some marvellous historical places.

There are some fenced off mineshafts in the areas around the woodlands so be alert to their dangers.

Visiting St Ives

Walking is one of the best ways in which to see the quirks of this stunning part of the world. This route will also take you past the famous St Ives Art Club and along St Michael’s Way.

St Michael’s Way is an ancient path once part of a pilgrimage route which can be traced all the way to Spain!

Many similarly fascinating walks can be enjoyed from St Ives. If you’d prefer something even gentler, then St Ives town can be a wonderful place in which to meander. Of course, there are also plenty of cafes and pubs to explore if you need a little break!