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Turquoise waters and purple heather at Zennor Head, Cornwall
A view over Zennor Head | © National Trust Images/Sarah Davis

Zennor Head walk

A 20-minute drive up the coast from Levant, this easy walk explores the beautiful headland of Zennor. Starting from Zennor village and encompassing the peninsula’s diverse flora and fauna, it offers impressive views from the headland looking east and west, and also looking back inland.

Planning your walk

Please note that this walk starts in Zennor, a village 7.5 miles (about a 20-minute drive up the B3306) from Levant. Head to the 'Getting there' section to find your starting point.

Total steps: 6

Total steps: 6

Start point

Zennor village car park, grid ref: SW453385

Step 1

From the car park take a left onto the road and walk up to the village passing the Tinner's Arms pub and church.

Step 2

Just past the church turn left, following the sign to the coast path taking you down a narrow track, walking towards the sea.

Step 3

At the stile continue straight, following the sign for St Ives, taking you onto the coast path and down to Zennor headland.

Step 4

Take in the memorable views up and down the coast from Zennor headland. Follow the path to the right along the cliff heading towards St Ives. Keep an eye out for hovering kestrels along the cliff and for grey seals bobbing around in the coves below.

Step 5

At the top of the granite steps take the public footpath to the right, heading back towards Zennor Head.

Step 6

When you reach the stile take a left back up the track towards Zennor village and the car park.

End point

Zennor village car park, grid ref: SW453385

Trail map

Map of Zennor Head walk, Cornwall
Map of Zennor Head walk | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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