St Ives is regularly mentioned as one of the most scenic locations in the UK. Nestled on the South West coastal path, the Festival offers St Ives visitors the chance to join in with a range of guided walks in and around the area. We offer an exquisite setting and September is one of the best weather months in the calendar, so if you enjoy outdoor pursuits and the glory of the Cornish coastline, come and join us.

Saturday 14th September, Sun 15th, Tues 17th, Sat 21st, Sun 22nd, Tues 24th, Fri 27th, Sat 28th
St Ives Town Walk with Tony Farrell
11am (No booking required) £5 The Guildhall, Street an Pol
A walk that includes places of historical and cultural significance in the town. The development of the town and the significance of mining and fishing in the past are explored through the townscape. The growth of tourism and the arts are examined. Visit to the Fishermen’s Lodge is included. 2 hours.

Monday 16th September, Fri 20th, Mon 23rd, Thurs 26th
The Archaeology of West Penwith with Tony Farrell
Tickets via Event Organiser. These are customised trips to visit the ancient monuments of West Penwith. The moors of West Penwith contain fine examples of megalithic chambered tombs (locally known as quoits), stone circles, entrance graves, cliff castles and prehistoric villages. By arrangement. Limited spaces available. Advance booking essential. 01736 793692/07881 674878.

Wednesday 25th September
Environs of St Ives walk with Tony Farrell
10:30 am (No booking required) £8 The Guildhall, Street an Pol
This walk explores the landscape around the outskirts of St Ives, visiting Knill’s monument and examining evidence of Medieval open cast mining in Tregenna Woods. The walk includes part of the Pilgrim’s way and a visit to the old mining village of Halsetown. 3 hours