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South West Coast Path Walk- Lelant Station to St Ives

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Coastal walk

We parked at Leland Saltings, £2.80 for 24 hours. There are signs for coastal path from the car... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Telford, United Kingdom
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A great walk out

We enjoyed a wonderful stroll along this path as the trains kept passing with brilliant sea views... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“lelant saltings”(16 reviews)
“lovely walk”(9 reviews)
“carbis bay”(29 reviews)
A 4.5 mile walk along the South West Coast Path to blow away the cobwebs, travelling alongside the railway line high above St Ives Bay, through an area rich in ancient history, from Stone Age times to the nineteenth century, when lookouts watched...more
Lelant Station | Lelant, St Ives TR26 3DS, England
+44 1392 383560
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All reviews lelant saltings lovely walk carbis bay badger inn park and ride scenic walk quiet road caught the train trains run kidney ups and downs worth the effort every half hour train journey the cliff sand dunes route
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We parked at Leland Saltings, £2.80 for 24 hours. There are signs for coastal path from the car park then follow the acorns, it's a beautiful walk with stunning coastal views. You also have the choice of getting the train back. The walk has quite...More

Thank cazzyh1
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We enjoyed a wonderful stroll along this path as the trains kept passing with brilliant sea views to our left. We found a great pub in Lelant to enjoy a drink before getting the train back to St Ives. Just a great day out.

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Reviewed 23 September 2018

We did St Ives to Lelant and then caught the train back. Lovely walk with beautiful views over Carbis Bay and Hayle sands. Some steep bits but nothing too arduous.

Thank jcobcreek
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

I do love this part of the coastal walk, from St Ives to Lelant. The sole blip is the loss of beach and beach views when you pass the Carbis Bay Hotel. The new buildings (still unfinished) take up a huge visual space as you...More

Thank mou5e
Reviewed 8 September 2018

We had been told to go to the Leland station while visiting Cornwall and experience a train ride which would be very scenic and relaxing and it was

Thank kellock a
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Went to Lelant salting midday and the parking was full so went to St Erth. They’re in the process of building more parking but we didn’t have a problem. Definitely sit on the right hand side of the train - that’s where the view is....More

1  Thank Richard W
Reviewed 22 August 2018

When staying at St Ives we spent one whole day (10 hours) walking to Lelant and back. This included coffee by the harbour at St Ives, a drink at the Carbis Bay hotel. Then a long paddle along Carbis Bay beach and around the headland...More

Thank k r
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

A brilliant way to travel into St Ives without the hassle of having to find somewhere to park. We went from the beginning to the end of the line but there is also ana park and ride stop en route. The station and train were...More

1  Thank Lee S
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

A great walk, we went from st ives upto Lelant. The views over Carbis Bay are quite brilliant. The views into St Ives are great, it’s worth the effort.

Thank westhamfrom1971
Reviewed 30 July 2018

The colours are absolutely stunning and we got them both in the rain and the shine. What a wonderful part of the country this is.

1  Thank LizbetLondon
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10 July 2016|
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Response from SW_Coast_Path_Team | Property representative |
Hi, As you would expect with the Coast Path some of it is along cliff tops, but on this section whenever you are close to an edge there is either a fence or a bank between you and the drop, so you should be fine.
4 September 2015|
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Response from Penny F | Reviewed this property |
The walk is about four and a half miles. We stopped in carbis bay for lunch. It does go up and down, and is steep in places. We got the train back to Lelant saltings.