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Our 10K Guided Nature & History Walks in Cornwall

CAPE CORNWALL TO GEEVOR MINE

West Cornwall Walk

Book your spot on this beautiful 11.5k guided nature and history walk exploring The mining country in the west of Cornwall.  Featuring Cape Cornwall, Botallack & Geevor Mines and Kenidjack Valley. Your passionate and qualified walking guide will take you on a walking adventure exploring the local area’s footpaths, history and nature.

Pack your swimming costumes for an optional dip en-route: sea conditions permitting.

  • Guided 11.5K circular route
  • Get moving outside
  • Meet like-minded people
  • Dedicated time outdoors in nature
  • Local stories & knowledge
  • Learn a new walking route
  • Any weather walking
TerrainMining valley, mineral trails, old beam engines, cliff paths, old field systems. 
Total Elevation328m (difficulty: confident)
Distance~ 11.5 km
Gentle Pace Length~ 6 hours
Optional Sea Swim (depending on conditions)Priest’s Tidal Pool (post walk)

Adventure over stunning countryside and cliffside trails.

The beautiful green and granite landscape of west Cornwall is home to many species of wild and farmland animals. Next to the cows and horses, the cornish hedgerows sing and choughs, fulmers & kestrels sour by the sea.

Discover a cliffside painted by nature and the mining trade.

A coast path that boasts a colourful mineral wasteland of pinks, greens, whites and bright blues. Paired with the natural oranges, purples and yellows of wild flowers and bursting lichen, the walk is a joy to experience.

Explore engine houses of past peppered along the West coast.

This walk has countless chimneys, engine houses and buildings that sit peacefully on the land. From the steep Kenidjack Valley to the the inland farmland trails and coastal cliffs. All tell a story of Cornish history. 

This guided nature and history walk in West Cornwall starts at Cape Cornwall Car Park, St Just, Penzance, TR19 7NJ

Walking Itinerary: What do you need?

For your own safety there are mandatory kit/items for each tour.  You will be refused to attend the experience if you are not prepared. You will also receive a recommended kit list. Please ask if you have any questions.

Mandatory Itinerary:

  • Supportive footwear suitable for walking – e.g. no flip flops, no stilettos, no crocs.
  • Minimum of 500ml of fluid per person (water preferably) to keep hydrated & protect against sunstroke/heatstroke.
  • A small snack for energy depletion emergencies – suited to your own dietary requirements.
  • Weather and climate appropriate protection/clothing according to forecast.
    • Sun Cream/UV protective Clothing
    • Waterproof Clothing
    • Thermal Clothing

Please ensure you are confident carrying the weight of your backpack/bag.

Recommended:

  • Supportive Day Backpack and/or Dry Bag.
  • Hats, long sleeves, long pants or sunscreen, should be considered for protection against heat, cold, sun or insect exposure.
  • Light Lunch or Snacks – i.e sandwiches, wraps, cereal bars
  • Hot or cold flask of drink
  • Camera for photos

Optional Recommended Swim/Dip Kit: walking and dipping is a skill!

  • Swimming Costume/Trunks.
  • Neoprene Clothing – Boots, gloves, hats, wetsuit (make sure you can carry).
  • Plastic bag/drybag (to isolate wetness).
  • Large compact microfiber towel – to dry and change under.
  • Small compact microfiber towel – to stand on whilst changing.
  • Hot drink to warm innards after dipping.

Cornish Explorer Booking Terms

All our guided walks are subject to the following terms of booking. You are encouraged to read Cornish Explorer LTD  full terms and conditions carefully and ask any questions before accepting and agreeing to the terms at checkout. 

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RISK
Cornish Explorer walking tours, experiences and organised walks carry potential risks that we cannot entirely eliminate.

Participants are responsible for their own actions and their involvement in the activity.

Cornish Explorer will manage risks during the tour which may result in circumstantial route changes or in severe weather, rescheduling the walk entirely.

RULES
Participants must comply with the rules of the guided walk set out in the document. We may terminate a Participant’s involvement in the activity (without refund) if they fail to comply.

HEALTH & FITNESS TO PARTICIPATE

  • You should be fit enough to complete the walk considering distance, elevation and terrain without causing yourself mental stress or physical injury.

We are not qualified to express an opinion that you are fit to safely participate. You must take sole responsibility for your own fitness capabilities and medical conditions (if any) and you must obtain professional or specialist advice from your doctor before participating. You must consider factors such as environmental changes and terrain underfoot in all seasons.

You are encouraged to read Cornish Explorer LTD full terms and conditions carefully. By purchasing tickets via this website you will be deemed to have accepted the full terms and conditions on behalf of all individuals included in the booking and consents to these Terms & Conditions by using www.cornishexplorer.co.uk. No alterations or variations to the Terms & Conditions will be accepted unless agreed in writing by Cornish Explorer LTD.

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As you are purchasing tickets for an event, we are not obliged to provide a refund in the event of cancellation on your part.

We will however refund any cancellation made 3 weeks before the time of the tour. This refund will be for the full price of the booking. We will not offer partial refunds.

It is not possible to make changes to existing bookings, unless Cornish Explorer receives notification 48 hours in advance, in writing, to kate@cornishexplorer.co.uk.

Otherwise, if you are unable to attend, we can transfer your tickets to a tour at a different time or date (subject to availability), or to another person, provided the transfer is for the equal number of attendees and confirmation in writing by Cornish Explorer LTD.