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Hiking trail

Padstow to Porthcothan

Hiking trail · North Cornwall
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  • Padstow Harbour
    / Padstow Harbour
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As you begin this section of the South West Coast Path, prepare for an enjoyable day's walking past estuaries, surf beaches, scenic bays and along the classic rugged coastline of Cornwall. 

moderate
21 km
6:00 h
145 m
137 m

A lovely start to your walk along low cliff tops, with tempting beaches below. The prominent Trevose Head offers wonderful views of the beaches ahead and Constantine Bay is a great spot for a relaxed picnic.

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Author
Callum Broad
Updated: July 25, 2018

Difficulty
moderate
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Experience
Landscape
Highest point
62 m
Lowest point
4 m
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This tour appears in the following itineraries:

WES(SWCP)PTS2

WES(SWCP)PTS3

WES(SWCP)PTS1

Start

Padstow (4 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
50.543070, -4.936214
UTM
30U 362811 5600804

Destination

St Ives

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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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
21 km
Duration
6:00h
Ascent
145 m
Descent
137 m
In and out Scenic

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