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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
Update: July 25, 2018
Difficulty
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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

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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all notes on protected areas

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
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
difficult
Distance
18 km
Duration
7:00 h
Ascent
247 m
Descent
289 m
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