From Zennor to Morvah on the Cornish coast

Submitted by Anonymous Walker on 14 November 2013
OS Explorer Map: 102 - Land's End
(3 votes)
A linear, full-day coast walk in England starting at Zennor, Cornwall, about 8.9km (roughly 5.5 miles) long and unsuitable for families with children, prams/pushchairs, wheelchairs.
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This walk takes in a superb stretch of the Cornish coastline. Heading south from Zennor, the route hugs the coastline above its many cliffs and bays, and there's the chance for a bit of scrambling at Gurnard's Head as well.

The Cornwall Explorer buses connect the two villages with Penzance.

Start: Zennor, OS Grid: SW454384
End: Madron, OS Grid: SW401353
Elevation Profile (x: waypoint number, y: metres)
Gain (+/- 10%): 362m (1188ft)
Total (+/- 10%): 708m (2325ft)
Loss (+/- 10%): 346m (1137ft)
Max. Elevation: 120m (393ft)

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OS Grid: SW454384
Take the bus to Zennor on the north Cornish coast.
About 0.6 km (roughly 0.4 miles) from 1 OS Grid: SW450389
Follow the path towards Zennor Head and Pendour Cove. From here, navigation is easy - just keep the sea on your right!
About 1.8 km (roughly 1.1 miles) from 2 OS Grid: SW432383
Look out for the sea birds swirling around Gurnard's Head.
About 0.9 km (roughly 0.6 miles) from 3 OS Grid: SW425377
Much of the coastline along this walk is managed by the National Trust, including this stretch near Porthmeor Point.
About 1.3 km (roughly 0.8 miles) from 4 OS Grid: SW417367
Continue past the site of Bosigran Castle, an Iron Age cliff castle.
About 1.2 km (roughly 0.7 miles) from 5 OS Grid: SW408359
Keep heading along the coast to Long Carn.
About 0.7 km (roughly 0.5 miles) from 6 OS Grid: SW401358
When you see the church in Morvah, take the footpath away from the South West Coast Path towards the village.
About 0.5 km (roughly 0.3 miles) from 7 OS Grid: SW401353
Pick up the coastal bus at Morvah, by the telephone box. Or you can continue into nearby Pendeen (about another half an hour) for a pub.
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