Penwith Peaks

A whole or half days walking that visits the  highest points in West Cornwall across peaceful moorland with outstanding views of  3 coasts at a time that also takes in sections of the Southwest Coast Path National Trail!

290 million years ago these were the roots of a mountain range  of Alpine and Himalayan proportions, today they are home to carnivorous plants, singing skylarks, soaring buzzards and wild flowers that give carpets of colour

These walks will get you away from the crowds and show you a hidden side to west Cornwall littered with ancient sites with a taste of a wilderness experience. For the more adventurous there is the opportunity for some low grade scrambling if you want to get hands on with the mountain roots!

Wildlife we may encounter includes rare moorland and heathland plants, the fastest living animal on earth, Cornwall’s largest bird of prey and fascinating miniature rock gardens, basking lizards and snakes – who knows what else!

Moderate walking on uneven rocky paths, trails and some open moorland with  1 or 2 steep ascents and descents.

Contact and Booking

Booking is easy! Contact us by telephone or e-mail. If you are interested in this walk you can use the form below and we will arrange your day and payment with you

More information about this walk

Penwith peaks terrain exampleWhole Day

  • Length: Approx. 7miles
  • Time: 6-7 hours with stops for photos, refreshments and wildlife

Half day

  • Length: Approx. 4 miles
  • Time: 3-4 hours with stops for photos, refreshments and wildlife
  • Terrain: Moorland paths, tracks, some pathless moor, rocky coastal paths. Can be boggy in places after rain. Some short steep ascents and descents

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