St Michael’s Way is a scenic walk that takes you from Lelant near St Ives to St Michael’s Mount in Marazion (see map here). You’ll follow the scallop shell waymarks past ancient sites, monuments, holy wells and churches, enjoying views of Hayle Estuary and Carbis Bay.
The walk is part of the Camino to Santiago, a network of ancient pilgrim routes that connect locations across Europe to the tomb of St James in Spain. It’s said that this route was once used by Irish and Welsh pilgrims who wanted to avoid sailing around the perilous coast at Land’s End.
This is a challenging walk, so we’ve included plenty of inspiration for rest stops, as well as things you can see and do along the way. Please be aware that the path can get very muddy following heavy rain. Visit the British Pilgrimage Trust website for more information and to see access updates.