Zennor to St. Ives Coastal Path Walk

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Itinerary by: Dan Hill
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Duration: About 5 hours

The coastal footpath between St. Ives and Zennor is a 6 mile long roller coaster of a walk. It traces along the cliffs giving a view of the rocky bays below with a perfect picnic stop at Seal Island - where you'll see a large colony of seals. Also look out for the (rare) pairs of Cornish Choughs , with their distinctive call. You can approach this walk from Zennor to St. Ives or from St. Ives to Zennor. You'll need transportation arranged in either case. There's a bus that runs between St. Ives and Zennor - and you can either take the bus to Zennor and start there, or get the bus back from Zennor if you are starting in St. Ives. The bus costs about 4 pounds for an adult single fare. Starting at the Zennor end, alight the bus and head to Zennor Church for the start of the trail. The trail in St. Ives starts (or ends) above Porthmeor beach - by the town Bowling Green, heading to Man's Head. Depending on conditions and fitness, the walk could take 3-5 hours - an average walker with a couple of rest stops taking about 4 hours. The undulating walk is steep in parts - making it a little strenuous. You must have appropriate walking shoes or boots. I'd recommend bringing a backpack for your supplies, with waterproofs if the weather forecast looks ominous. There's no real way of exiting the path once you're on it. If you happen to have walking poles, you could be grateful for them on a couple of slopes, but they're definitely not necessary. At the Zennor end of the walk, you'll find a very welcoming pub - The Tinners Arms , serving drinks, food and snacks, while at the St. Ives end there are endless cafés and eateries - but in the middle you're on your own. Bring plenty of water (I'd recommend at least 1-2 litres per person), a picnic and/or snacks.

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St. Ives Bus Stop
The Malakoff, The Terrace, Saint Ives TR26 2BP, UK
St. Ives town main bus stop terminal is located at The Malakoff, at The Terrace, in the upper part of the town.
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Zennor Bus Stop
Zennor, Saint Ives TR26, UK
Main Bus Stop for Zennor
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Zennor Church
Zennor, Saint Ives, TR26, GB
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Track to Zennor Coastal Path
Zennor, Saint Ives, TR26, GB
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Zennor track to footpath
South West Coast Path, Saint Ives, TR26 3BZ, GB
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Sign to Zennor Head
South West Coast Path, Saint Ives, TR26 3BZ, GB
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Zennor - St. Ives Coastal Path 1
South West Coast Path, Saint Ives, TR26 3BZ, GB
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South West Coast Path, Saint Ives, GB
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South West Coast Path, Saint Ives, GB
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South West Coast Path, Saint Ives, GB
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South West Coast Path, Saint Ives, GB
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South West Coast Path, Saint Ives, GB
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South West Coast Path, Saint Ives, GB
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Zennor - St. Ives Coastal Path 8 - Tregerthen
South West Coast Path, Saint Ives, GB
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South West Coast Path, Saint Ives, GB
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South West Coast Path, Saint Ives, GB
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Seal Island
South West Coast Path, Saint Ives, GB
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South West Coast Path, Saint Ives, GB
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St. Ives - Zennor Triangulation Point
South West Coast Path, Saint Ives, GB
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South West Coast Path, Saint Ives, GB
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South West Coast Path, Saint Ives, GB
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Unnamed Road, Saint Ives, TR26 3AE, GB
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Saint Ives, TR26 3AE, GB
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South West Coast Path, Saint Ives, TR26 3AE, GB
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South West Coast Path, Saint Ives, TR26 3AE, GB
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South West Coast Path, Saint Ives, TR26 3AE, GB
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South West Coast Path, Saint Ives, TR26 3AE, GB
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South West Coast Path, Saint Ives, TR26 3AE, GB
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South West Coast Path, Saint Ives, TR26, GB
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South West Coast Path, Saint Ives, TR26, GB
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Beach Road, Saint Ives, TR26 1JY, GB
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Porthmeor Beach, St. Ives
Saint Ives, TR26 1LA, GB
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