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Zennor to Pendeen Watch

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Prepare for a challenging start to this section's walk, where the way turns rocky and sometimes damp,  but the rewarding views are worth the effort. 

moderate
Distance 11.4 km
3:20 h
256 m
310 m
117 m
15 m

The stretch to Pendeen Watch passes some beautiful little coves to Gurnard’s Head which is a great stop for a picnic. The cliffs of Bosigran can be seen and once you reach Pendeen Watch, visit the lighthouse in the afternoon before you head inland to Pendeen for your overnight.

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Callum Broad
Update: August 04, 2022
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moderate
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Highest point
117 m
Lowest point
15 m
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Safety information

It should be said that the South West Coast Path is made up of largely coastal and cliffside walking and is not suitable for anyone suffering from vertigo or fear of heights. Take your time and great care when walking along the smaller cliff-side edged paths and be extra vigilant when walking in the rain or strong winds. Since the weather often changes rapidly in these areas, it can be difficult to predict so always check the weather ahead of time and be prepared.

At some sections on the trail you may have to pass other walkers on these cliffside paths - take your time, take great care and attention and pass safely.

Tips and hints

This route appears in the following itineraries:

WES(SWCP)STP2

WES(SWCP)STP3

WES(SWCP)STP1

Start

Zennor (104 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
SW 45442 38525
DD
50.191904, -5.567817
DMS
50°11'30.9"N 5°34'04.1"W
UTM
30U 316716 5563123
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Destination

Pendeen Watch (see accommodation list and guidebook for the best way into town if overnighting)

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 45442 38525
DD
50.191904, -5.567817
DMS
50°11'30.9"N 5°34'04.1"W
UTM
30U 316716 5563123
w3w 
///wreck.losses.charts
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.4 km
Duration
3:20 h
Ascent
256 m
Descent
310 m
Highest point
117 m
Lowest point
15 m
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