Walking, Cycling & Outdoors
The Old Chapel is located close to the St Michael's Way footpath. This stretches from Lelant on the north coast to Marazion on the south coast. It includes a mixture of coastal and countryside walking with some lovely views of both coasts from the top of Trencrom Hill.
There is also easy access to the Penwith section of the South West Coast Path. This includes some strenuous sections between St Ives and Lands End, and easy but picturesque sections such as that around Mounts Bay and Penzance.
The I walk Cornwall website and app are very helpful for planning walks and avoiding getting lost. Lots of useful information about parking, eating options etc. is included as well as interesting historical details.
It is fair to say that the local area is on the hilly side and E-bikes are an increasingly popular as a way of seeing more of the countryside on two wheels. St Ives eBIKES offer bike rental, guided rides and also have some good cycling route suggestions on their website.
Further afield, the Mineral tramways are located in the Camborne-Redruth areas and stretch from Portreath on the North Coast to Devoran on the South Coast. They include a number of mostly off road trails through areas of historical interest relating to the mining industry, and are suitable for walkers, trail biking and horse riding.
Bikes can be hired from Bissoe Bike Hire which is located on the coast to coast trail between Portreath and Devoran.
The West Cornwall Golf Club at Lelant is 10-15 minutes drive away and is an attractive links course with panoramic views of St Ives Bay. Visitors are welcome and can book a Tee time online.
There is also an 18 hole golf course at Cape Cornwall near Penzance, this is about 40 minutes away by car and also provides lovely views together with challenging golf.
For a less formal golfing experience Penwith Pitch & Putt is located in St Erth (10-15 minutes away) and welcomes families and golfers of all levels. The Hayle RSPB reserve and Coast to Coast karting are both just up the road.
For the thrill-seekers there are activities that involve climbing up, climbing down and jumping off things.
Via Ferrata Cornwall is located in an old quarry near Falmouth and provide a range of activities including zip-wires, climbing on Via Ferrata, and archery.
Kernow Coasteering are based near Penzance and run rock-climbing and coasteering activities.
Cornwall Underground are the sister company of Kernow Coasteering and combine mining history with adventures in old mines.