Walks And Walking – Cape Cornwall South West Coastal Path Walking Route

Walks And Walking – Cape Cornwall South West Coastal Path Walking Route


Parking in St Just this circular walk was a real treat in finding plenty of unexpected disused mines, quarries and buildings walking in amongst the now overgrown coastal landscape. The highlight of this walking route was at Cape Cornwall where we found some sea lions playing in the waves.

An interchangeable day with the weather I donned walking shorts and my favourite long sleeve Bear Grylls t-shirt, stuffed my The North Face jacket in my rucksack just in case it started pouring down and laced up my walking boots before getting started on the 6 mile walk ahead.

Checking the map in the valley by Cape Cornwall South West Coastal Path near St Just Walking Route

Checking the map in the valley by Cape Cornwall South West Coastal Path near St Just Walking Route

From the centre of St Just we headed east past the church to join the main footpath along a track forking left to the New Road where we turned left to reach Nacherrow where we walked straight across the road (B3306) to join a track that led us down through farmland heading towards the sea in a north westerly direction.

With Kenidjack Farm on our right hand side we then reached a path that forked right, ignoring a path to our right, we continued in the same north westerly direction and on to Kenidjack Castle Settlement and the SWC Path. In terms of miles this is a relatively short walk but this next section takes quite a bit of time and effort but the views make it worthwhile and memorable. We then turned left and followed the SWC Path down the valley before walking back up the other side taking in this awesome landscape and truly beautiful coastal scenery. Turning right to continue along the SWC Path towards the Cape Cornwall Lookout Station.

Continuing along the SWC Path we passed the Ballowall Barrow Chambered Cairn until we reached a sharp right hand turn to continue along the SWC Path where we turned left to head back towards St Just. Turning left again we regrettably joined the road which led us back in to St Just taking the third road on our left at the cross roads and straight across the main road (A 3071) and back to the church some 3 hours later.

Click here for all of the photos from this walk: Cape Cornwall Photographs