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Hiking trail

Penzance to Porthleven

Hiking trail · Penwith
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Begin with a gentle stroll and enjoyable views along a cycle path to Marazion. Later, a more challenging section off cliff-top walking brings you into Porthleven. 

moderate
22.6 km
6:45 h
293 m
285 m

Leave bustling Penzance behind as you follow the path around Mounts Bay. Soon you come across the striking ‘St Michael's Mount’- a castle perched upon a small island linked to the mainland by a cobbled causeway. You can explore this delightful island by either walking over when the tide is out or taking a boat when the tide is in.

An undulating path takes you up to some clifftops and then descends to the lovely beach at Praa Sands where you can pause to watch local surfers riding the waves. Continuing on the path then heads into the attractive fishing village of Porthlevan.

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
71 m
Lowest point
1 m
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This tour appears in the following itineraries:

WES(SWCP)PTF1

WES(SWCP)PTF2

Start

Penzance (3 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.117083, -5.531793
DMS
50°07'01.5"N 5°31'54.5"W
UTM
30U 319005 5554718
w3w 
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Destination

Porthleven

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

DD
50.117083, -5.531793
DMS
50°07'01.5"N 5°31'54.5"W
UTM
30U 319005 5554718
w3w 
///tweaked.footsteps.bypassed
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
22.6 km
Duration
6:45h
Ascent
293 m
Descent
285 m
Round trip Scenic

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