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Walking Gwithian to Godrevy Navax

Walking Gwithian to Godrevy Navax
Walking map for Land's End

Distance 1.5 miles (2.4 km).

Duration: 45min.

Grid reference SW587420 to SW591434.

OS Explorer Map 102

<< Previous walk: Hayle Towans to Gwithian

Next walk: Godrevy Navax to Basset's Cove >>

Approaching Godrevy Point and Island

Park your car at the small beach cafe in Gwithian. Follow the road in a north-westerly direction around the base of Godrevy Towans. The footpath runs to the seaward side of the road and is quite level.

Climbing the footpath around Godrevy Point

The clifftops here are quite low and very grassy and this makes the walk to Navax very easy and enjoyable. Now heading in a northerly direction the 86 feet high lighthouse at Godrevy Island comes into view.

Contorted strata at Godrevy Cove

Godrevy Lighthouse

A small grassy parking area with nearby toilets indicates the end of the road. The path rises gently here from about 20 metres (65 feet) above the sea to approximately 45 metres (150 feet) as you round Godrevy Point. Below you are the small coves of Mutton Cove and Kynance Cove.

Approaching Mutton Cove from Godrevy Point

The path continues to climb up the National Trust Area of The Knavocks until you reach the Triangulation Point at Navax Point some 76 metres (230 feet) above the sea. There is an excellent illustrated hardback book available to buy on the Literary Landscapes of Virginia Woolf entitled 'From the Lighthouse to Monk's House', by Katherine Hill-Miller.

Mutton Cove and Kynance Cove with Navax Point in the distance

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 Carbis Bay, Hayle, St Ives and St. Ives.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

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







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



	arrowSt. Ives

	arrowCarbis Bay


Caravan Holidays

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

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