This walk takes you along the coast path towards Zennor before turning towards Rosewall Hill to enjoy the views across to St Micheal's Mount before returning to pretty St Ives.
The beginning of today’s walk takes you along the South West Coast Path and past beautiful coastal scenery to The Carracks, rocky islands just offshore and which mean “rocky” in Cornish.
Continue inland climbing Rosewall Hill for more fabulous views before walking back into St Ives.
On the return to St Ives you will pass the Barbara Hepworth museum, a fantastic attraction dedicated to the town's most famous daughter.
The path can be slippy underfoot, particularly some of the stones that make up sections of the coast path. At Rosewall Hill the paths and tracks become indistict with gorse and bracken covering much of the paths.
Points of interest:
Tate Gallery, St Ives
A renouned art gallery (https://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-st-ives) exhibiting work by modern British artists with links to the St Ives area.
The Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden
Run by the Tate Gallery, this museum (https://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-st-ives/barbara-hepworth-museum-and-sculpture-garden) preserves the 20th-century sculptor Barbara Hepworth's studio and garden much as they were when she lived and worked there. She purchased the site in 1949 and lived and worked there for 26 years until her death in a fire on the premises in 1975.
Food & Drink:
There is nowhere to purchase food or drink on today's walk but there are plenty of shops, supermarkets and restaurants in St Ives where the route begins and ends.
Long trousers and boots are recommended.