After departing the ferry, you follow the trail to St Anthony's Peninsular, passing beaches and valleys before you approach Portscatho, continue on the low cliffs to your destination of Portloe.
Distance 21.5 km
Highest point92 m
Lowest point5 m
Begin today by taking 2 small passenger ferries, firstly across to St Mawes and then to Place where the walk starts its route to Portloe. Its worth having a look around St Mawes with its wonderful clover leaf design castle and built by Henry VIII. From Place you follow the trail around St Anthony's Peninsular passing the coastal church and prominent lighthouse. Sandy beaches and small valleys bring you round to Portscatho which is an ideal resting point and lunch spot.
From here the path follows low cliffs and quiet bays past Veryan Castle to Nare Head where you can see fantastic views across to Veryan Bay. Passing more coves the trail ends in the tiny harbour of Portloe fronted by jagged black rocks and an unspoilt harbour.
Update: July 25, 2018
Best time of year
Tips and hints
This route is used in the following itineraries:
Place (9 m)
SW 85516 32206
30U 356856 5557345
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.