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Penzance Zennor Gurnards Head coast

Ride Description: 

This is a Coast-to-Coast ride which climbs out of Penzance to cross over the moors to the rugged Atlantic Coast at the delightful village of Zennor. On a clear day, there are spectacular coastal views on both the outward and return journey. At Zennor and Gurnard's Head there are opportunities (having left bikes secured) to walk out on to the cliffs to enjoy the dramatic scenery. The pull out of Penzance is a long, steady one and a shorter but steeper climb is encountered at the start of the return leg. There are Inns at both Zennor and Gurnard's Head.

Route Instructions and details: 

Start: Jubilee Pool, Penzance.

Proceed west along Promenade to turn right at roundabout.

Turn left at next roundabout (Hospital).

Straight across at A30 roundabout (alternatively can walk across via pedestrian underpass) to Heamoor.

Turn right for 300 yards. Turn left into Bone Valley, turn left at ‘T’ junction and left again to Trythall, Carfury, Boskednan, also Bodrifty & Ding-Dong mines.

Descend to Newmill in the Try Valley and turn left.

Steady climb for approx. 1 mile to top of valley.

Turn right for Zennor and descend to coast road B3306.

Turn right to Zennor.

Return to main road and turn right for approx. 1.1/2 miles to Gurnards Head Hotel & Treen.

Return to main road. Turn left and after about 1/4 mile turn right for Penzance. Steep climb for 3/4 mile.

Continue down Try Valley, through Newmill to ‘T’ junction. Turn right to Heamoor where left to finish in Penzance.

Ride Distance: 
Total round-trip distance: 19 miles
(or 31 km)