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Porthcurno to Penzance

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Leaving Porthcurno, you will discover Lamorna, trade the open coast for some wooded walking and finish your hike in Penzance.
difficult
Distance 18 km
7:00 h
247 m
289 m

 From Porthcurno you will quickly reach Logan Rock which is a 70 tonne boulder that used to be rocked by pushing it! You pass many coves until you reach Lamorna which is one of the few wooded coves on the path. 

The next section of the walk passes through a pine forest and then heads inland to Mousehole.  From here to Penzance the walk follows a track mainly on tarmac. Soon you will be amongst the buzz of Penzance with its galleries and cafés lining the streets.

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Callum Broad
Updated: July 25, 2018
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Highest point
74 m
Lowest point
-1 m
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This tour appears in the following itineraries:

WES(SWCP)STP2

WES(SWCP)STP3

WES(SWCP)STP1

Start

Porthcurno (47 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
SW 38465 22447
DD
50.044560, -5.654347
DMS
50°02'40.4"N 5°39'15.6"W
UTM
30U 309958 5546960
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Destination

Penzance

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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 38465 22447
DD
50.044560, -5.654347
DMS
50°02'40.4"N 5°39'15.6"W
UTM
30U 309958 5546960
w3w 
///thighs.bookmark.link
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18 km
Duration
7:00 h
Ascent
247 m
Descent
289 m
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