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02 January 2019

Stride into the New Year

Step into the New Year by exploring the great walks in the area - first up, St Michael's Way

Walk: St Michael's Way 

From: Lelant

Distance: 12.5 miles

Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous

Keep an eye out: For the scalloped shells, which will be your waymarker

Don't forget: A clear map, comfortable walking boots and (a must in Cornwall) waterproofs

To start your day, we would highly recommend fuelling up with a hearty breakfast with us, before heading over to Penzance to catch the train out to Lelant. 

St Michael's Way is said to be the only footpath in Britain that is part of a designated European Cultural Route and is said to date back to prehistoric times when it would have been used by pilgrims and missionaries to avoid the rather steep coastline that is the Land's End peninsula. 

Starting at St Uny Church, head inland towards Knill's Steeple, where you will be able to enjoy stunning views out towards the infamous St Ives and Godrevy lighthouse, that towers above the miles of beaches that this coastline boasts. 

From here, once you have passed Bowl Rock, begin the climb up Trencrom Hill - the view from here is not to be missed! Legend has it that the giant of Trencrom, Trencrobben, was the cousin of Cormoran, our very own Marazion giant who lived on St Michael's Mount. It is believed that the scatter of boulders found at this site were due to these two slinging them at one another across the bay.

From here, there are one of two ways - and we've chosen to wander through Marazion Marsh, where you will end up only minutes away from St Michael's Mount

Find out more on the St Michael's Way website

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