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Mawgan Porth to Newquay

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From Mawgan Porth head further along one of the prettiest stretches of the South West Coast Path.
moderate
Distance 9.6 km
3:00 h
162 m
144 m
This rugged coast of little coves and jagged headlands has been the graveyard of many ships. Local legends, expansive views and the three miles of sand at Watergate Bay are real highlights.
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
70 m
Lowest point
6 m
Best time of year
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Tips and hints

This tour appears in the following itineraries:

WES(SWCP)PTS2

WES(SWCP)PTS3

WES(SWCP)PTS1

Start

Mawgan Porth (17 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
SW 84771 67280
DD
50.465756, -5.034102
DMS
50°27'56.7"N 5°02'02.8"W
UTM
30U 355640 5592394
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Destination

Newquay

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 84771 67280
DD
50.465756, -5.034102
DMS
50°27'56.7"N 5°02'02.8"W
UTM
30U 355640 5592394
w3w 
///withdraws.forgives.hardly
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
  • Blister kit
  • 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
9.6 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
162 m
Descent
144 m
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