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
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.
Nothing beats cycling down the old green lane to Nanjizal - one of the more secluded beaches in Cornwall.
From monks to a Cornish giant, the history and mythology that layer up on this rocky tidal island near Penzance is richly diverse.
Penzance has the best transport links in West Cornwall, giving great flexibility in choosing your route.
A long sweeping beach, ideal for surfing. The school has an excellent reputation offering lesson for all abilities. Visit the website
Marazion and Gwithian have regular events for both Kite and Wind Surfing.
The most south-westerly point in mainland Britain, with spectacular views, iconic signpost and a range of visitor attractions.
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.
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
The most famous and certainly the most influential studio pottery in the world!
Made famous in the BBC series Poldark, this beautiful sandy beach has a little church at one end, jutting out of the cliffs.
Home of the Tate Gallery and Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Garden, this wonderful seaside town has great views and sandy beaches.
Explore the quieter back roads of Penwith, with their wealth of ancient sites and superb views or take an easy ride along Cycle Route 3 to St Michael's Mount.
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.
Admittedly Cornwall is more famous for its leisurely pace of life and calorific cream teas than its enthusiasm for running!