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Newquay to Perranporth

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Cross the River Gannel and continue on for a good stretch of cliff-top walking, with some steep ascents and descents, past secluded beaches and scenic headland. 
moderate
Distance 18.2 km
5:15 h
123 m
166 m
70 m
2 m
Leaving the busy town of Newquay behind you immediately find yourself on the famous surfing beach of Fistral. Then look out for the prolific wildflowers on West Pentire Headland and the colonies of kittiwakes and waders.
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Callum Broad
Update: July 25, 2018
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
70 m
Lowest point
2 m
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Tips and hints

This tour appears in the following itineraries:

WES(SWCP)PTS2

WES(SWCP)PTS3

WES(SWCP)PTS1

Start

Newquay (30 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
SW 81548 61786
DD
50.415230, -5.076249
DMS
50°24'54.8"N 5°04'34.5"W
UTM
30U 352492 5586859
w3w 
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Destination

Perranporth

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 81548 61786
DD
50.415230, -5.076249
DMS
50°24'54.8"N 5°04'34.5"W
UTM
30U 352492 5586859
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • 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
18.2 km
Duration
5:15 h
Ascent
123 m
Descent
166 m
Highest point
70 m
Lowest point
2 m
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