Town Walks

Shanty Baba

Be thoroughly entertained by the original and the best. Shanty spins his stories regularly throughout the summer evenings during walks around St Ives, which are both educational (in the broadest sense), fun and sometimes downright scary! His best-loved walks are the Lantern Ghost Storywalk and the St Ives Pirate Walk. Walk details and times are found here and on boards displayed around the town.


History and Art Guided Tours

Why not join Dawn on one of her instructional guided tours, which take you through the Industrial & Art History of the town. These leisurely walks will give you a wonderful insight into the our town’s past at the reasonable price of £5 per person for about 75 minutes (kids under 12 go free). The main two walks, which require no pre-booking and start outside the Guildhall in Street An Pol are:

  • The Story of St Ives (11am Mondays & Wednesdays)
  • Art in St Ives (11am Thursdays)

For more information visit Dawn’s website.


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Explore rural St Ives for a glimpse of Cornish life – Nick Pumphrey

St Ives Walks

Tony Farrell is a St Ives man whose family has been involved for generations in fishing, seafaring and mining. He has a BA honours in English and Archaeology and has taught and lectured in further and higher education, and for 20 years was the Head of English at St Ives School.
Join Tony on one of his instructional tours:

  • Town walk: 1h30 walk on Tuesdays, taking in places of historical and cultural significance in St Ives. The development of the town and its heritage, the importance of fishing, seafaring and mining as well as the growth of tourism and the significance of St Ives as a centre for Modern Art. Discover St Ives’ unique history through buildings and artefacts located in obscure places.
  • Environs of the town walk : 2h30 walk on Fridays, exploring the countryside on the outskirts of St Ives, visiting Knill’s Monument and examining evidence of opencast tin mining from the Medieval period and taking the Pilgrims’ trail, now known as St Michael’s Way. Halsetown village will be visited and its interesting origins explained. Includes part of the coastal footpath back to St Ives.

Visit his website here.

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