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Penzance

Cornwall


Slow Ways linking Penzance and Hayle, Hugh Town (Isles of Scilly), Marazion, Newlyn, St Ives (Cornwall), St Just, Treen

England / Cornwall / Penzance

Penzance’s seven Slow Ways are 61% checked

Drawn: 7/7
reviewed: 7/7
verified: 2/7
and surveyed: 1/7

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Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

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Walk to Penzance from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Hugh Town (Isles of Scilly)—Penzance
Hugpen one

Double check Distance 73km/45mi Ascent 4m Descent 13m
Newlyn—Penzance
Newpen one

Enjoy me Distance 2km/1mi Ascent 32m Descent 25m
Newlyn—Penzance
Newpen two Verify me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent - Descent -
Penzance—Hayle
Penhay one

Double check Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 207m Descent 209m
Penzance—Hayle
Penhay two Pioneer me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 149m Descent 151m
Penzance—Marazion
Penmar one Survey me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 29m Descent 27m
Penzance—St Ives (Cornwall)
Pensti one Pioneer me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 330m Descent 311m
Penzance—St Ives (Cornwall)
Pensti two

Double check Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 346m Descent 338m
Penzance—St Ives (Cornwall)
Pensti three Pioneer me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent - Descent -
St Just—Penzance
Stjpen one

Double check Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 331m Descent 211m
Treen—Penzance
Trepen one Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 120m Descent 232m

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Collective progress

57% of Penzance’s seven route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

11/11

drawn

8/11

reviewed

4/11

surveyed

2/11

verified

12 people have contributed to Penzance’s Slow Ways

2 people have pledged to walk and review a route

4 people have surveyed a route in Penzance

134km out of 179km have been walked and reviewed

184km of reviews have been shared in Penzance

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Treen—Penzance

Cosette Ratliff pledged to walk Trepen one

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There are hard surfaces most of the way, but there is a section of sand dune and beach approaching Marazion which would not be wheelchair friendly (photo). The road into Marazion along the road has narrow pavement, and you may prefer to stay on the beach a bit further to avoid....

Jane Taylor

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Jane Taylor took this photo on Newpen two

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On paper this looked a good flat coastal route, but I found it rather dull compared with Newpen One (which I awarded 5 stars), and the last half mile along Quay Road, between the swimming pool and the end point at the station, was not great - lots of traffic, including some heavy port traffic, and disappearing pavements. Most of my downmarking for this route is from not enjoying the road walk in the last section....

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Jane Taylor took this photo on Newpen one

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My walk coincided (not entirely coincidentally) with St Piran’s day festivities, highlight being the Furry Dance which was performed along the route through central Penzance. I enjoyed walking the Penzance streets, some quirky shops, twists and turns, and several good footpaths....

Jane Taylor

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Berkshire Walker surveyed Newpen two

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It then continues along the seafront, with excellent views of Mount's Bay, until reaching Penzance Lido, and then follows the roadside pavements through Penzance harbour passing pubs, restaurants and cafes until arriving at Penzance train station....

Berkshire Walker

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Newlyn—Penzance

Berkshire Walker added Newpen two, a new walk from Newlyn to Penzance

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Berkshire Walker surveyed Newpen one

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Berkshire Walker took this photo on Newpen one

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There is pleasent Georgian architecture around Penlee Park where you pass the excellent Penlee Museum and Art Gallery (the café is also worth a visit), before a bracing walk along the seafront to the centre of Newlyn with its pubs, shops and cafes (also passing the brilliant Newlyn Art Gallery)....

Berkshire Walker

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The map seems to show that it follows roads and railways but it is really not busy with noise, and your eyes are inevitably turned out to sea....

Andrew Davies

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Penzance—St Ives (Cornwall)

everydayduffy added Pensti three, a new walk from Penzance to St Ives (Cornwall)

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I too walked this route with JTinsley (review on 09/10/2022), and agree that the route needs to be reworked. Given that St Michael's Way was generally very walking friendly, I agree that following it to Carbis Bay may well be the best alternative. This route also had some issues with short but un-safe feeling stretches of road, and unmarked, complicated or blocked rights of way intersecting between farms and open access land....

everydayduffy

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Walked this route from Penzance to St Ives and though the initial section following the St Michaels Way was very enjoyable, once the route deviated from this established trail we encountered numerous rights of way issues where landowners had removed, blocked or not maintained access which resulted in large portions of the middle third being inaccessible and requiring significant detours or travel along busy sections of road. This route and PenStI 1 therefore both need to be replaced by an alternative as they share the same problematic sections. A sensible alternative may well be simply following the St Michaels way for the majority of the route....

JTinsley

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This is a great route, don't worry about leaving that iconic view of St Michaels Mount - dive into the easy leafy paths and bustle of Penzance. The streets and roads may be crowded in the city centre so be mindful if you step off the (steep) path. Penzance has a practical and varied shopping centre....

Edensyard

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Access the path at the bottom of the car park below Penzance station, that bit looks a bit dull but you soon pass the station and get out onto brighter paths....

Edensyard

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This review has not covered the whole route because of time constraints and will be undertaken in two stages by doing this route starting from Penzance and in the first stage finishing at Madron....

John Pestle

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On leaving A road after Crowglas, the path through the farm is awful. On reaching the lane after the farm I stuck with cycle route lane avoiding the next farm path and rejoined slow way just before st erth....

James Slowey Slowey

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James Slowey Slowey took this photo on Penhay one

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Path runs parallel to the railway line and road so can be a bit noisy....

Caroline Stead

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Caroline Stead took this photo on Penmar one

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Path runs parallel to the railway line and road so can be a bit noisy....

Caroline Stead

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Caroline Stead took this photo on Penmar one

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This route doesn’t make sense because the bulk of the journey is on a ferry boat...

John Pestle

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Slow Ways surveyed Penhay one

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At low tide many walkers will choose to walk along the beach as an alternative as often the path gets very busy....

John Pestle

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Lesley Underwood surveyed Stjpen one

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The first part of this route was difficult to navigate over fields and then there was quite a long stretch along the road to Sancreed. From Sancreed, the route was lovely and very easy to follow....

Lesley Underwood

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Lesley Underwood took this photo on Stjpen one

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Penzance

danravenellison surveyed Penzance

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This route is fine to walk but misses a lot of the promenade, walkers could follow the road along the seafront or cut down either Morrab Road or Alexandra Road to meet the promenade sooner....

Jo

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By diverting into the town the walker will miss the opportunity of walking along the whole of the promenade or at low tide walking part of the way on the beach....

John Pestle

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Hugh Town (Isles of Scilly)—Penzance

Slow Ways added Hugpen one, a new walk from Hugh Town (Isles of Scilly) to Penzance

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Newlyn—Penzance

Slow Ways added Newpen one, a new walk from Newlyn to Penzance

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Penzance—Hayle

Slow Ways added Penhay one, a new walk from Penzance to Hayle

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Penzance—Hayle

Slow Ways added Penhay two, a new walk from Penzance to Hayle

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Penzance—Marazion

Slow Ways added Penmar one, a new walk from Penzance to Marazion

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Penzance—St Ives (Cornwall)

Slow Ways added Pensti one, a new walk from Penzance to St Ives (Cornwall)

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Penzance—St Ives (Cornwall)

Slow Ways added Pensti two, a new walk from Penzance to St Ives (Cornwall)

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St Just—Penzance

Slow Ways added Stjpen one, a new walk from St Just to Penzance

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Treen—Penzance

Slow Ways added Trepen one, a new walk from Treen to Penzance

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Penzance, Mon 20 May

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Penzance’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SW4756530604

Lat / Lon

50.12170° / -5.53294°

Easting / Northing

147,565E / 30,604N

Fancy stretching your legs a bit more?

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Penzance's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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