What a walk..

When in Cornwall, you don't have to go far to make the most of the beautiful surroundings. A walk is an excellent way to get out, get some fresh air and take in some of the most breathtaking sights in the country.

With so many scenic routes and footpaths so close to the Abbey, our guests are able to appreciate the local settings whilst getting some all important exercise. Some suggested walks that have been tried and tested here at the Abbey include:

 



View of the Mount from footpath between Perranuthnoe and Marazion.

View of the Mount from footpath between Perranuthnoe and Marazion.

A local secret, this footpath has brought years of joy and memories to families of the area. The lengthy walk stretches through fields, country lanes and over fences and stiles, starting at either end in Marazion or Perranuthnoe.

A view of Battery Rocks at sunset, from the Promenade.

A view of Battery Rocks at sunset, from the Promenade.

A short walk down the road from us, the Promenade is one of Penzance's most prominent features. With a long and turbulent history, the town's sea defence offers more than just protection, the half-mile stretch of locally iconic pink slabs is accompanied by  stunning views of the bay and the open ocean beyond.

St. Ives offers more than just boat rides and fish and chips.

St. Ives offers more than just boat rides and fish and chips.

A little further away, in sunny St. Ives, the sloped inclination of the seaside town offers beautiful views of the harbour and shopfronts from many different levels. The scenic walk from one end of the town to the other is not only stunning but bypasses many of the areas hotspots, running straight through the busy seafront.

A view of the rocky surroundings of the coastline at Mousehole.

A view of the rocky surroundings of the coastline at Mousehole.

A little closer to home again, this coastal walk to Mousehole can be started here in Penzance or further along in Newlyn, taking approximately 40 minutes from Newlyn Harbour. Right on the waters edge this walk is perfect on a warm, sunny day when the sea breeze offers a satisfying refreshment, following the coastline right the way around to arrive in the sleepy fishing village of Mousehole.

Any one of these choice walks in and surrounding Penzance are sure to satiate the desire for beautiful scenery and are a great activity for families and lone-travellers alike.