Walking in and around St Ives

Onna Boden

With such beautiful coastlines running in both directions from the doorstep of your luxury apartment in St Ives, you are spoilt for choice in the variety of landmarks and jaw-dropping vistas to experience just moments from your accommodation, with a mixture of walks to suits all capabilities.
Through using the helpful app from iWalk Cornwall, downloadable from iTunes and Google Play, the app allows you to choose a walk and once it is downloaded onto your phone you do not need to rely on your GPS and WiFi signal to get you to your destination.

To start with, one for the whole family is the circular walk around St Ives and along the granite coastline and white sandy beaches which a have inspired generations of local artists, then on to some of the iconic parts of the town including the Harbour, The Island around past the Tate, via the church and holy well of Celtic girl Ia who, according to legend was the first to settle in St Ives.

(4.3 miles)
Strolling out of your luxury apartment and turning right, sets you off on the circular walk to Carbis Bay, through Steeple Woods nature reserve to the monument over looking St Ives Bay where the eccentric quinquennial ceremony of *John Knill has been performed for over 200 years, returning you along the coast via the white sandy beaches of Carbis Bay and Porthminster.

(4.2 miles)
Heading out West from your accommodation will set you on the circular walk to Carn Naun along the ancient Churchway toward Zennor, returning along the rugged coast towards Porthmeor Beach where the Victorian Cargo Ship named SS Alba and the St Ives lifeboat were both wrecked during treacherous storms.

(6.8 miles)
Experience your St Ives Holiday by foot, and see all that this part of the County has to offer first hand. Should you require more information on places to refuel along your journey, pop by Sail Lofts office and make use of the concierge service and our helpful Guest Hosts are on hand to aid you in where best to picnic, lunch and dine.

Book your luxury self-catering apartment in St Ives today by checking availability on the Sail Lofts website, or speak to a member of the team on 01736 799175.

* Who was John Knill? John Knill was born at Callington, Cornwall on 1st January 1733. He worked as a collector of Customs in the St Ives area between 1762 and 1782 where he also became a mayor for St Ives Town Council in 1767. He was renowned as being slightly eccentric.  John Knill decided to build a 50 foot (15 metres) three-sided pyramid-like granite structure in 1767 on Worvas Hill, just south of St Ives, which is known as Knill’s Steeple. He erected the monument as his intended burial place. The monument bears on one side the painted coat of arms of Knill, with the Latin Resurgam (I Shall arise), and in English, ‘I know that my Redeemer liveth.’ – (excerpt from Visit St Ives)