Walking and Rambling at Lands End
With footpaths heading in all directions from the hostel door, you'll soon enjoy cliff top views towards Land's End before crossing the sands of Sennen Cove, or passing Cape Cornwall and the dramatic World Heritage mining relics at Botallack. If you're heading inland, explore the moors and ancient stone sites like Men-an-Tol or Carn Euny. The Tinners Way walk follows the hills from St Just to St Ives.
Other things to do nearby
Penzance to Land's End Distance: 16.5 miles/ 27km Start/Finish: Penzance Station TR18 2LT, Land's End Terrain: Trail, road, coast path Toughness: Challenging A
If you are looking to combine water sports with climbing then Coasteering is for you.
If you've never surfed before, then book a lesson at Sennen Cove - tuition, board and wetsuit hire are all available in the village. More experienced surfers will enjoy the big waves at Gwynver.
The most south-westerly point in mainland Britain, with spectacular views, iconic signpost and a range of visitor attractions.
This ancient Cornish mining town, Britain's most westerly town, has a wealth of artistic talent and Plain-an-Gwarry - an open air mediaeval theatre, situated near the WWII War Memorial. Nearby ther
A long sweeping beach, ideal for surfing. The school has an excellent reputation offering lesson for all abilities. Visit the website
7.1 miles The largest mining museum in Britain with underground tours and “gold” panning. Levant Beam Engine is a short walk away. Visit the website
Nothing beats cycling down the old green lane to Nanjizal - one of the more secluded beaches in Cornwall.
This iconic and highly photogenic site is one of the best known megalithic structures in Britain. see the Historic Cornwall or the Wikipedia website
The area is famous for its granite routes, including Chair Ladder and Commando Ridge, but there are other options including the vertical wall at Gurnard's Head.
The history of cable telecommunications, only a short walk from the Minack Theatre and beach at Porthcurno. The museum explains the dawn of wireless science in the former global hub of cable comm
Admittedly Cornwall is more famous for its leisurely pace of life and calorific cream teas than its enthusiasm for running!
Marazion and Gwithian have regular events for both Kite and Wind Surfing.
Penzance has the best transport links in West Cornwall, giving great flexibility in choosing your route.
If you are looking to combine water sports with climbing then Coasteering is for you. Kernow Coasteering offer coasteering adventures on the rocky coastline close to YHA Land’s End.
The only Cornish gallery specialising in the Newlyn School artists, the museum also covers West Cornwall's social history. Visit the Gallery's website