Cornwall in focus

  • Share
  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on Twitter
  • Email a friend

    Please enter your own name and your friend's email address below and we will email them a link to this page.


    This email address will only be used this once to send your friend a link to this page. No record will be kept, and the email address will not be shared with any third party.
  • Print this page

Walking Cape Cornwall to Botallack

Walking Cape Cornwall to Botallack
Walking map for Land's End

Distance 2 miles (3.2 km).

Duration: 1hr 05min.

Grid reference SW353316 to SW364334.

OS Explorer Map 102

<< Previous walk: Aire Point to Cape Cornwall

Next walk: Botallack to Pendeen Watch >>

Cape Cornwall Mine Chimney

Park your car in the large NT car park at Cape Cornwall. A good guidebook for the area is the National Trail Guide: SW Coast Path - Padstow to Falmouth by John Macadam. Walk up the road away from the car park and head for the wide track leading off left. The cove below you is Porthledden Cove. Continue up the track as it climbs steadily along Lower Boswedden Cliff. As it levels out near the top, take a little time out to look around or take photographs.

The Brisons from Priest Cove slipway

St Helens Oratory

The lighthouse far left, is the automated Longships Lighthouse; the large rocks below left are The Brisons. The ruined chapel on the Cape is St. Helen's Oratory (early Christian). The stack on the Cape was part of the Cape Cornwall (St. Just United) Mine (closed 1870). Follow the path down into the valley, looking across to the fine headland of Kenidjack Castle.


Porthledden Cove

Atop Kenidjack

Shortly you reach a wooden footbridge crossing a small stream on the valley floor. Now about 20 minutes into your walk, follow the path as it climbs away from Zawn Buzz and up to Kenidjack. Proceed along the route shown by the granite coastal footpath marker stone up and over the somewhat windy Kenidjack Castle. It is now a relatively flat path along Kenidjack Cliff the ¾ mile or so to The Crowns. On your route you should pass the remains of Wheal Edward and Wheal Owles, reaching the finish about 1 hour after setting out.

Looking East towards Stamps an Jowl rock arch, Botallack

Local Accommodation


Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in St Just, Pendeen, Sennen Cove and Sennen.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:

arrowSt Just






Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:

	arrowSt Just


	arrowLamorna Cove



Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in St Just, Sennen, Porthcurno and St Ives.

Nearby Attractions




About us

Privacy policy



Promote events

Advertising options


Follow us





Related sites

Devon in Focus

Somerset in Focus

Dorset in Focus

A SouthWest in Focus brand
© Shimbo 2000 - 2018

© 2000 - 2018