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South West Coast Path Walk- Lelant Station to St Ives

Lelant Station | Lelant, St Ives TR26 3DS, England
+44 1392 383560
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A marvellous walk

I was on the coastal path taking in the wonderful coastal scenery. The south west coast path is... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
chris504019
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Daventry, United Kingdom
Beautiful coast path walk

This walk is one of our favourites. Thew views are stunning and the walk is fairly easy, although... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2017
Marjory1
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Bishopsteignton, United Kingdom
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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 out for the pilchard shoals arriving in the bay. Return to Lelant by train.
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“lelant saltings” (15 reviews)
“carbis bay” (23 reviews)
“badger inn” (3 reviews)
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Lelant Station | Lelant, St Ives TR26 3DS, England
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

I was on the coastal path taking in the wonderful coastal scenery. The south west coast path is well worth the effort to walk.

Thank chris504019
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

This walk is one of our favourites. Thew views are stunning and the walk is fairly easy, although this time it was very muddy in places due to heavy rain a few days earlier. There are quite a lot of steps between Carbis Bay and...More

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Reviewed 29 November 2017

Easy coastal walk back to Carbis Bay or St. Ives that I have done many times. There are a choice of paths or walk along the edge of the beach, The views are fabulous but as noted in other reviews it can get a bit...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Took the train in the morning from St Ives to Lelant and then walked back to St Ives. As I walked this route alone, I bought an app iWalk Cornwall and picked this route. The path is easy to walk. The view was really really...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2017

First of all, as this is a long path, I need to say which part we walked. We walked between St. Ives and Lelant Saltings. The SW Coastal Path website assesses this walk as "Easy". It's not!!!!!! This was the biggest disappointment on our holiday....More

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

The first train wasn't until around 9am, so I decided to walk the path so I could spend as long as possible in St Ives. The view was great and it was a warm weekend so the pah was dry but there was evidence of...More

Thank KevinRayment
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

To get a really lovely elevated view of St Ives Bay this is a perfect walk to take in. Views down onto the sea and across the bay with it's blue sea and golden sand - perfect

1  Thank Jan W
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Reviewed 27 June 2017

Took the train from St.Ives for just 2 stops to Lelant, then walked back to St.Ives. You can get away with not having a map, but only if you pay attention to the signs! Some wonderful views along the way, allow lots of time as...More

2  Thank sqh
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

Wonderful view all the way. Starts walking through delightful Leleant along the estuary. Alongside the golf course with Kidney sands on the other side produces its own flora.,insects and birds. Following a section through wooded path provides welcome shade in the summer with shade loving...More

1  Thank Loe838
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Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Such a lovely walk starting at St Ives. We had the dog and as it was a hot day only did the first 3 miles and came back . Going does get steep in places climbing over rocks but such beautiful scenery . We even...More

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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.
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Dizzy3178
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.
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kansasrod
12 April 2015|
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Response from Helenrh2014 | Reviewed this property |
Yes equal both ways. I think it took us about 3-4 hours to walk back but we stopped to admire the views many times and didn't rush. The initial path from the station was a little confusing and not really obvious. However... More
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