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Portreath to Hayle

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Smugglers coves, with colourful names such as Ralph’s Cupboard pepper the coast. Cliffs, dunes and estuaries all contribute to a wonderful day of walking.
moderate
Distance 19.5 km
6:00 h
203 m
200 m
80 m
2 m
Pass the interestingly named Hell's Mouth and keep your eyes open for nesting seabirds and seals along the coves. After Gwithian, choose to follow either the beach or dune paths, but be sure to keep a close eye out for waymarkings if choosing the dune route. 
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Callum Broad
Update: July 25, 2018
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
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Landscape
Highest point
80 m
Lowest point
2 m
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This tour appears in the following itineraries:

WES(SWCP)PTS2

WES(SWCP)PTS3

WES(SWCP)PTS1

Start

Portreath (8 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
SW 65690 45273
DD
50.260853, -5.288820
DMS
50°15'39.1"N 5°17'19.8"W
UTM
30U 336863 5570140
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Destination

Hayle

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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 65690 45273
DD
50.260853, -5.288820
DMS
50°15'39.1"N 5°17'19.8"W
UTM
30U 336863 5570140
w3w 
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
19.5 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
203 m
Descent
200 m
Highest point
80 m
Lowest point
2 m
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