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Falmouth to Portloe

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After departing the ferry, you follow the trail to St Anthony's Peninsular, passing beaches and valleys before you approach Portscatho, continue on the low cliffs to your destination of Portloe.
moderate
21.5 km
5:00 h
232 m
215 m

Begin today by taking 2 small passenger ferries, firstly across to St Mawes and then to Place where the walk starts its route to Portloe. Its worth having a look around St Mawes with its wonderful clover leaf design castle and built by Henry VIII.  From Place you follow the trail around St Anthony's Peninsular passing the coastal church and prominent lighthouse.  Sandy beaches and small valleys bring you round to Portscatho which is an ideal resting point and lunch spot.

From here the path follows low cliffs and quiet bays past Veryan Castle to Nare Head where you can see fantastic views across to Veryan Bay. Passing more coves the trail ends in the tiny harbour of Portloe fronted by jagged black rocks and an unspoilt harbour.

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Callum Broad
Updated: July 25, 2018
Difficulty
moderate
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Landscape
Highest point
92 m
Lowest point
5 m
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This route is used in the following itineraries:

WES(SWCP)FTP2

WES(SWCP)FTP1

Start

Place (9 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
SW 85516 32206
DD
50.151034, -5.003700
DMS
50°09'03.7"N 5°00'13.3"W
UTM
30U 356856 5557345
w3w 
///eclipses.wheels.stocks

Destination

Portloe

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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 85516 32206
DD
50.151034, -5.003700
DMS
50°09'03.7"N 5°00'13.3"W
UTM
30U 356856 5557345
w3w 
///eclipses.wheels.stocks
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
21.5 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
232 m
Descent
215 m
Scenic Point to Point Refreshment stops available

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