Rosewall Hill: A walk from St Ives (Cornwall)

Rosewall Hill is located less than 10 minutes from St Ives. The hill is not very steep so its relatively easy to climb. Once you’re at the top. you’ll be rewarded with picturesque 360-degree views across St Ives, Godrevey, St Michaels Mount and Penzance.

Growing up, I went to school just a few miles from Rosewall Hill. Although I passed the site every day on the way to school and I was even in Rosewall house at school, Until now, I’ve never thought about climbing it. During the lockdown, I got into walking, and I’ve been exploring new places in the St Ives area with my baby daughter and family.

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How to Get to Rosewall Hill

From St ives | Rosewall hill is located just out of St Ives. You can walk to the hill from St Ives or drive to the small national trust car park at the bottom of the hill. The First Kernow 16A bus drives past Rosewall hill on the way to Zennor. It’s best to get off at the national trust car park.

From Penzance | Rosewall hill is 6.9 miles from Penzance and the drive should take you around 20 minutes. You can also catch the 16A going the opposite way and get off at the national trust car park.

Parking at Rosewall Hill

There is a small national trust car park at the bottom of the hill, which looks like a large layby from the road.

From the car park, the gate is straight in front of you.

Climbing Rosewall Hill

The map below shows the walking options around Rosewall Hill.

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