Fri 18 Jun - Mon 21 Jun 2021

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Day 1, Fri 18 Jun 2021

Arrival at accommodation in St Ives and meet the team (3* Hotel)

 

Tonight you will arrive at your accommodation in St Ives and will have the opportunity to meet the rest of the team of trekkers. After settling into the accommodation you will then get to meet all of the challenge leaders and support team at the all-important welcome and safety briefing. This will be where your leaders explain everything you need to know about the days ahead, including what to take with you on the trek each day and what to put in your luggage that will meet you each night at camp. It will also be your opportunity to ask any questions and get to know the team. It will then be early to bed, excited about the adventure ahead

 

Accommodation: 3* hotel, twin share
Meals: Dinner


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Day 2, Sat 19 Jun 2021

St Ives to Pendeen (Approx 23km / xx hrs, 769m of ascent)

 

After a hearty breakfast it will be time to put on our hiking boots and hit the trail! This is no easy introduction as we head west from St Ives and immediately begin one of the remotest stretches of this entire footpath. The walk passes the ‘Carracks’ – where Atlantic grey seals are often found basking on the rocks. The area around Zennor is both an Environmentally Sensitive Area and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 

Today’s route also takes us across the Bosigran Cliffs, famous for their jawdropping plunges into the sea below and Bosigran Castle, an Iron Age cliff fort. With almost 800m of ascent and 23 km we will be glad to reach our campsite and have the chance to rest up in the evening before our first night of camping.

Accommodation: Camping
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 3, Sun 20 Jun 2021

Pendeen to Treen (Approx 26km / xx hrs, 850m of ascent)

Our longest day begins through old tin mines and iron age forts as we continue westwards towards Land’s End, the most westerly point of England. Today’s route includes some magnificent views from Cape Cornwall which, if we are honest, we prefer to its more famous landmark site of Land’s End. We then turn south and reach the beautiful beach and dunes at Whitesand Bay before having time to stop at Land’s End for the obligatory photo! On a clear day, there are fantastic views across the sea out to Bishop’s Rock Lighthouse and the Isles of Scilly. If you are lucky you may spot dolphins or basking sharks from here.

Our route continues on along more spectacular cliffs and hidden coves before we reach the village of Porthcurno, home to the famous  open-air Minack Theatre carved into the rock.  Our campsite is just past the town where we will be glad of the chance to recharge our batteries before the final day of walking tomorrow.

Accommodation: Camping
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 4, Mon 21 Jun 2021

Treen to Penzance (Approx 14km / xxhrs, 300m of ascent)

 

The final day of trekking is also our shortest, but with 300m of ascent over just 14km, there is still some more undulating terrain to test you. The route continues along the clifftops, passing the sub-tropical cove of Lamorna, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the famous Logan Rock, an 80 tonne boulder that legend  says you can rock by pushing it! 

We will soon reach the picturesque harbour village of Mousehole, known for its tiny harbour and narrow streets of granite cottages. From here the route becomes less undulating as we complete the final few kilometres to the historic old port of Penzance. Upon reaching the finish point there will be a celebration lunch before you are free to depart having completed the most difficult section of the incredible South West Coast Path.

Accommodation: Not included 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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Important information

Please note: Charity Challenge reserve the right to make any amendments necessary to this itinerary. 
All campsites are liable to change depending upon availability and group size. On occasions it is necessary for us to use a short bus transfer to take you from the end of the trek to the campsite. 
The timings offered in this itinerary are offered as a guide only. Precise timings during the challenge may vary depending upon things such as weather, groups ability etc. 

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