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Newquay to Padstow

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Your route today follows country lanes to St Columb Major, before heading north towards the coast.
moderate
Distance 36 km
2:38 h
395 m
441 m
You can stop for lunch in Constantine Bay with views over the blue waters of Trevose Head. Alternatively, take a shorter route to charming town of Padstow renouned for Rick Stein's acclaimed fish and chip and gourmet restaurants (The Seafood Restaurant, St Pedroc’s Bistro, Rick Stein’s Café or Steins Fish & Chips). Sea food heaven!
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Angus Smith
Update: July 26, 2018
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
135 m
Lowest point
3 m
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Tips and hints

This activity is included in the following intineraires:

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Start

Newquay (36 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
SW 81128 61591
DD
50.413323, -5.082032
DMS
50°24'48.0"N 5°04'55.3"W
UTM
30U 352075 5586659
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Destination

Padstow

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

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all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

OS Grid
SW 81128 61591
DD
50.413323, -5.082032
DMS
50°24'48.0"N 5°04'55.3"W
UTM
30U 352075 5586659
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
36 km
Duration
2:38 h
Ascent
395 m
Descent
441 m
Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest Botanical highlights

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