A few of our favourite walks on the South West Coast Path
Wrap up warm and get outdoors this winter with a few of our favourite walks
We’re incredibly lucky to be based in a stunning part of Cornwall, with glorious walks around the Cornish coastline giving you wonderful views of the majesty of our county. The team at St Michael’s Mount have selected just a small sample of some of the hikes you can take around our part of West Cornwall. Here are some of our favourites.
Marazion to Perranuthnoe
Setting off from the home of St Michael’s Mount, this walk begins in the picturesque village of Marazion. Pick up pasties for your journey at local’s favourite, Philps Pasties, or get a salad box to go from The Copper Spoon. You’ll head over the hill to Perranuthnoe church and enjoy amazing views of Mount’s Bay. After reaching the beach at Perranuthnoe, the walk returns along the coast path, passing several small coves tucked in the rocky shoreline. The final stretch is past the causeway and ferry to St Michael's Mount. Reward yourself with a tasty lunch at The Godolphin Arms in Marazion.
Take a circular coastal walk on the rugged cliffs at the most westerly point of the British mainland with astounding views and beautiful wildflowers. This walk takes you between the headlands Pordanack Point and Pedn Men Du giving you glorious views of Land's End in both directions.
Zennor to Gurnard's Head
A circular walk from Zennor along the dramatic Cornish coastline coast via Porthmeor Cove to the site of an Iron Age fort on Gurnard's Head. Enjoy lunch at the renowned Gurnards Head before returning to Zennor via the fields.
St Just to Cape Cornwall
This walk heads across the fields from St Just past Cornwall's oldest pasty makers to Cape Cornwall, passing the remains of the Celtic chapel and then heading up onto the Cape before returning to St Just.
Perranuthnoe to Prussia Cove
The route follows the coast path from Perranuthnoe past a number of small coves to Cudden Point where there are stunning views over Mount's Bay. The route continues along the coves of Prussia Cove before turning back inland and returning over the fields with views over St Michael's Mount.
For information about routes for wonderful walks near St Michael’s Mount, there are a number of useful websites including the South West Coast Path and iWalk Cornwall.