Walks

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Saturday 13th. Sunday 14th. Wednesday 17th. Saturday 20th. Wednesday 24th. The Archaeology of West Penwith.
A series of walks which look at the diversity of archaeological remains in West Penwith. They include visits to monuments from the Neolithic period up to monuments that reflect the industrial landscape of the recent past. See www.stiveswalks.co.uk. These walks take a half-day or a whole day, book in advance, call 01736 793692 or 0044(0)7881 674878 email: [email protected]

Monday 15th. Tuesday 16th. Wednesday 17th. Monday 22nd. Tuesday 23rd. Wednesday 24th. Guided Walk: The Story of St Ives.
Meet outside the Guildhall. Join your tour guide, Dawn Bright, to step back in time and discover how St Ives became what it is today. The tour will offer a wonderful foundation for any visit to St Ives and will cover our fishing history, our mining heritage, the artist colony, religion, smuggling, tourism, Cornish names and even pasties! Feel free to quiz Dawn about areas and attractions to visit, and coastal walks. Duration 1 hour 30 minutes. £5 (children under 15 free) No advance booking – tickets available at the event.

Monday 15th. Tuesday 16th. Sunday 21st. Tuesday 23rd. Guided Walk: St Ives Through The Ages.
A walk with Tony Farrell that explores the development of the town from prehistory to the present day. This walk focuses on the physical aspects of the townscape and the key events in its history and will last about 1 hour and 45 minutes. Meet outside the Guildhall. www.stiveswalks.co.uk £5 No advance booking – tickets available at the event.

Wednesday 17th. Wednesday 24th. Lantern Ghost Storywalk with Shanty Baba.
As an eerie darkness falls over the town, come with Shanty as he lights his lantern for “… the darker side of St Ives”. It is a night that will haunt you for a long time to come. Meet outside St Ives Arts Club, Westcott’s Quay. £6 No advance booking – tickets available at the event.

Thursday 18th. Guided Walk: St Ives in its Landscape.
A walk around the outskirts of St Ives with Tony Farrell that will place the town in its economic and historical context. Part of the walk will be through woodland and part will include the coastal footpath. This walk will last about 2 hrs 30 minutes. Meet outside the Guildhall. £8 No advance booking – tickets available at the event.

Thursday 18th. Thursday 25th. Guided Walk: The History of Art in St Ives.
Join your tour guides Dawn Bright or Andrew Jackson to gain a fascinating insight into the world of the artists who have lived and worked in this famous art colony. We will discuss and search for the elusive ‘pink light’ that St Ives is so renowned for. The tour route will take in the Barbara Hepworth museum, the Alfred Wallis home, the Porthmeor Studios, the St Ives Arts Club and the Tate. Duration 1 hour 30 minutes. £5 (children under 15 free) No advance booking – tickets available at the event.

Thursday 18th. Thursday 25th. St Ives Fishing Industry Walk.
John McWilliams, an expert on Cornwall’s maritime history, will lead a tour of some of the sites in the town associated with the vanished fishing industry and ending at the historic fish cellars at Porthmeor. Meet outside St Ives Arts Club, Westcott’s Quay. £5 No advance booking – tickets available at the event.