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Hiking trail

Coverack to Porthallow

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  • Porthallow Cove
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On this short section from Coverack, pass through a quarry and to divert away from the coast then to the official halfway point of the entire South West Coast Path at Porthallow. 

easy
7.8 km
2:15 h
138 m
152 m

Set off inland through Dean Quarry where igneous "gabbro" rock is mined. Wonderful cliff-top walking takes you along the path with views across to the Manacles Reef. The reef lies very close to the shipping lanes from Falmouth, where many lives have been lost and ships wrecked. From here reach the former fishing villages of Porthoustock and Porthallow.

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
64 m
Lowest point
3 m
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This tour appears in the following itineraries:

WES(SWCP)PTF2

WES(SWCP)PTF1

Start

Coverack (14 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
50.023030, -5.096736
UTM
30U 349810 5543297
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Destination

Porthallow

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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all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

Geographic
50.023030, -5.096736
UTM
30U 349810 5543297
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///whoever.enlighten.stacks
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
easy
Distance
7.8 km
Duration
2:15h
Ascent
138 m
Descent
152 m
Round trip Scenic

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