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Porthcothan to Mawgan Porth

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This short section leaving Porthcothan can be busy with walkers but for good reason - the scenery does not disappoint! 
easy
Distance 7 km
2:15 h
85 m
79 m
A popular spot for Victorian-era holidaymakers, head up to the sea cliffs of Park Head and Bedruthan Steps before coming into the tiny seaside village of Mawgan Porth. 
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Update: November 30, 2020
Difficulty
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Highest point
80 m
Lowest point
4 m
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Safety information

Please take care while walking along the coastal path as some sections can be narrow and may have exposed cliff-edge walking. If any erosion has taken place a diversion will have been put in place so please follow these diversion details and signs where necessary. 

Guidebook/ Map

If you wish to carry a hardcopy map, you can print off the daily maps directly from our app. However, if you wish to look at a map, we would recommend purchasing the guidebook Trailblazer's Cornwall Coast Path: SW Coast Path Part 2 - Bude to Plymouth by Henry Stedman & Joel Newton - this has daily maps with added information and guidance on the trial and the surrounding area. 

Macs Adventure Blogs

Using our decades of experience we have written several blogs containing helpful tips, FAQ,s and more on all of our trips. Please follow the link below to access our blogs, where you can search for the south west coast path: 

https://www.macsadventure.com/walking-holidays/

Start

Porthcothan (9 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
SW 85801 71990
DD
50.508432, -5.022311
DMS
50°30'30.4"N 5°01'20.3"W
UTM
30U 356606 5597116
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Destination

Mawgan Porth

Turn-by-turn directions

*** To help you follow the route with confidence we have provided these route notes to help you. The South West Coast Path is well waymarked, but we strongly suggest that you follow the GPS tracks in the Macs Adventure smartphone app to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable, and problem-free day.  The daily maps can also be printed from the web version of the app should you wish to take paper copies with you. ***

 

A short straight forward section that is navigationally easy to follow! Make your way to Mawgan Porth from Porthcothan. Simply Pick up the path again and follow it along the cost taking in one of the most scenic sections of the entire South West Coast path! 

 

*** This is the end of our Porthcothan to Mawgan Porth route. Please use your included documentation to find your overnight accommodation. For those doing a shorter/longer or tailored variation of our the tour you may be walking onward to overnight in Newquay - Please move onto the next route in the Macs App which is  Mawgan Porth to Newquay***

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all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

OS Grid
SW 85801 71990
DD
50.508432, -5.022311
DMS
50°30'30.4"N 5°01'20.3"W
UTM
30U 356606 5597116
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Sturdy hiking boots, layered clothing items, and a waterproof/wind-break layer may all be required. The weather in the south is usually better than the rest of the UK and temperatures can sore, especially in the summer months. Make sure to check the weather before you go to see if you need suncream or a waterproof layer, as the weather can change quickly.

Ensure your phone is fully charged; if you doubt the battery will last throughout the hike, it could be beneficial to bring a power bank.

Take plenty of water for the day's walk - especially if a high temperature in the summer. 

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
easy
Distance
7 km
Duration
2:15 h
Ascent
85 m
Descent
79 m
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