Distance: 16½ miles (27km)
Start: Penzance railway station, TR18 2LT
Finish: Land’s End, TR19 7AA
Terrain: Trail, road, Coast Path
Toughness: Challenging
Ascent: 791 metres
Navigation: Easy to moderate
Good for: Coast, history, culture
Lat Long / Grid Ref of Start: 50.1213, -5.5324 / SW4759630561

A tough but rewarding coastal run with plenty of scenery and history. Steep steps and narrow paths make for exciting, technical running. Leave Penzance by the coast road to the west, through Newlyn and Mousehole, before following the SW Coast Path sign left out onto the rugged coast path. Continue along an undulating mixture of trail and granite steps to Lamorna. The secluded cove and café here, surrounded by bluebell woods in spring, provides a welcome spot for a rest. Climb steep steps to the cliff top, passing Treen’s white sandy beaches and the Minack Theatre. In the final miles, grasslands make for easier running as Land’s End beckons. Return by bus to Penzance.

Miles Km Directions
0.0 0.0 Leave Penzance railway station following road west
4.1 6.6 Leave road following SW Coast Path south towards Land’s End
6.5 9.7 Lamorna Cove – continue on Coast Path west
12 18.6 Minack Theatre – continue on Coast Path west
16.5 27 Arrive Land’s End

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