The South West Coast Path Challenge in West Cornwall

October is South West Coast Path Challenge month, when people will be fulfilling their pledges to cover some of the best parts of the coast path, all to raise funds towards caring for this well-loved asset. You can join in with one of the organised challenges or pledge some miles and pick your own DIY challenge. To find out more, visit the South West Coast Path Association website. Here are a few ideas for places to enjoy in West Cornwall. You can even pick up a local walks leaflet from many of our places too.

Lizard Lighthouse at Lizard Point

The Lizard coastal walk, Cornwall

This 7 mile walk around the Lizard Peninsula, the southerly tip of mainland Britain, takes in dramatic cliff scenery, rare wildflowers and an interesting coastal history.

The abandoned beam engine houses of the Crowns section of Botallack Mine near St Just, Cornwall

Botallack to Higher Bal walk

Enjoy a spectacular walk along the South West Coast Path and get a sense of just how great a mining industry this area once was.

A group walking through coastal fields towards the Atlantic ocean beyond

Bosigran walk

Take in the engine houses and enjoy the ancient landscape with its stunning coastal and moorland views.

The coast path at Penrose has far reaching views
Walking trail

Cliff-top mines and pillboxes 

Take this short walk and discover more about Penrose during the Second World War.

People walking along the coast path with the sea behind them

The South West Coast Path challenge

How many miles have you walked or run of the South West Coast Path? This October we're challenging walkers and runners to clock up miles along the coast path in order to raise money to look after the path.