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Portloe to St Mawes

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A transfer (45 mins) brings you to the charming fishing village of Portloe, located on the South West Coast Path. 
moderate
Distance 19.9 km
4:15 h
175 m
169 m
99 m
5 m
Walk inland for a while via Veryan, famous for its white-washed and thatched town houses. Then trails take you back the coast again, before walking down the Roseland Peninsula, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, to St Mawes. This involves a short ferry ride from Place Creek.
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Josiah Skeats
Update: March 24, 2019
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
99 m
Lowest point
5 m
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Tips and hints

This route is used in the following itineraries:

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Start

Portloe (15 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
SW 93798 39400
DD
50.218588, -4.891828
DMS
50°13'06.9"N 4°53'30.6"W
UTM
30U 365038 5564647
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Destination

St Mawes

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.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

OS Grid
SW 93798 39400
DD
50.218588, -4.891828
DMS
50°13'06.9"N 4°53'30.6"W
UTM
30U 365038 5564647
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
19.9 km
Duration
4:15 h
Ascent
175 m
Descent
169 m
Highest point
99 m
Lowest point
5 m
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