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Portloe to Mevagissey

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Continuing the cliff walking for the beginning of this picturesque section, take the path up to Dodman point with views of Lizard and onward before decending to Mevagissey.
moderate
Distance 19.7 km
6:30 h
481 m
497 m
102 m
3 m

From Portloe pass West and East Portholland which are both isolated hamlets. Porthluney beach is a great resting point today with its fabulous beach and a well earned rest from the cliff walking.  Caerhays Castle stands behind the bay which is worth having a look at and especially its glorious gardens. 

The path then climbs up to Dodman Point where the views are spectacular both back to Lizard and onward.  Gorran Haven is a nice resting point and soon you reach Mevagissey, a working fishing village with a busy harbour, narrow backstreets and quaint shops.

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Callum Broad
Update: July 25, 2018
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
102 m
Lowest point
3 m
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Tips and hints

This route is used in the following itineraries:

WES(SWCP)FTP1

WES(SWCP)FTP2

Start

Portloe (22 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
SW 93751 39400
DD
50.218576, -4.892479
DMS
50°13'06.9"N 4°53'32.9"W
UTM
30U 364991 5564647
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Destination

Mevagissey

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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Coordinates

OS Grid
SW 93751 39400
DD
50.218576, -4.892479
DMS
50°13'06.9"N 4°53'32.9"W
UTM
30U 364991 5564647
w3w 
///cotton.overruns.binder
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
19.7 km
Duration
6:30 h
Ascent
481 m
Descent
497 m
Highest point
102 m
Lowest point
3 m
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