St Michael's Way

Submitted by Bunglebear on 04 March 2008
OS Explorer Map: 102 - Land's End
 
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A linear, half-day low hills and fells (below 600m) walk in England starting at St Ives, Cornwall, about 11km (roughly 7 miles) long and unsuitable for families with children, prams/pushchairs, wheelchairs. Cross country route from St Ives to Marazion taking in Knill's Monument, Trencrom Hill and St Michael's Mount. Can be done in either direction, largely well-signposted, overgrown in a few places, and there is the option to add an extra 3 miles at the south end by walking to Penzance from Marazion along the coast path. Start is from St Ives bus/train station going east along the coast path. Buses run from Marazion back to St Ives or to Penzance and also from Penzance to St Ives. Start: St Ives, OS Grid: SW519402
End: Marazion, OS Grid: SW517305
Elevation Profile (x: waypoint number, y: metres)
Gain (+/- 10%): 276m (906ft)
Total (+/- 10%): 575m (1887ft)
Loss (+/- 10%): 299m (981ft)
Max. Elevation: 170m (557ft)

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OS Grid: SW519401
Start of the walk
About 1 km (roughly 1 miles) from 1 OS Grid: SW516386
18th century monument erected by John Knill. Great views of both St Ives and across to St Michael's Mount.
About 2 km (roughly 1 miles) from 2 OS Grid: SW524372
nr Trevarrack
About 1 km (roughly 1 miles) from 3 OS Grid: SW520361
Fort owned by National Trust
About 3 km (roughly 3 miles) from 4 OS Grid: SW505330
Small village en route to Marazion
About 2 km (roughly 2 miles) from 5 OS Grid: SW512312
Wetland reserve for wild birds
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