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Padstow to Porthcothan

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As you begin this section of the South West Coast Path, prepare for an enjoyable day's walking past estuaries, surf beaches, scenic bays and along the classic rugged coastline of Cornwall. 
moderate
Distance 21 km
6:00 h
145 m
137 m
62 m
4 m
A lovely start to your walk along low cliff tops, with tempting beaches below. The prominent Trevose Head offers wonderful views of the beaches ahead and Constantine Bay is a great spot for a relaxed picnic.
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Update: July 25, 2018
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
62 m
Lowest point
4 m
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This tour appears in the following itineraries:

WES(SWCP)PTS2

WES(SWCP)PTS3

WES(SWCP)PTS1

Start

Padstow (4 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
SW 92057 75596
DD
50.543070, -4.936214
DMS
50°32'35.1"N 4°56'10.4"W
UTM
30U 362811 5600804
w3w 
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Destination

St Ives

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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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Coordinates

OS Grid
SW 92057 75596
DD
50.543070, -4.936214
DMS
50°32'35.1"N 4°56'10.4"W
UTM
30U 362811 5600804
w3w 
///totals.trinkets.latches
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Question from Alan Hughes · August 09, 2021 · Community
why is there no point to point, turn by turn guide on this walk and others on the Padstow to St Ives trail?
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
21 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
145 m
Descent
137 m
Highest point
62 m
Lowest point
4 m
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