Portloe to Mevagissey
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Continuing the cliff walking for the beginning of this picturesque section, take the path up to Dodman point with views of Lizard and onward before decending to Mevagissey.
From Portloe pass West and East Portholland which are both isolated hamlets. Porthluney beach is a great resting point today with its fabulous beach and a well earned rest from the cliff walking. Caerhays Castle stands behind the bay which is worth having a look at and especially its glorious gardens.
The path then climbs up to Dodman Point where the views are spectacular both back to Lizard and onward. Gorran Haven is a nice resting point and soon you reach Mevagissey, a working fishing village with a busy harbour, narrow backstreets and quaint shops.
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Lieux où se restaurerEast Portholland
Consignes de sécurité
The cliff line is largely unfenced across the entire SWCP trail. Be sure to keep away from the edge, stay out of fenced-off areas, and take extra caution when there is a steep slope beside the path. Be vigilant also of walkers, walking in the opposite direction.
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.
There may be sections of roads with no pavement. Walk on the right-hand side facing the oncoming traffic.
There may be sections where you will be walking through fields containing livestock. Be vigilant and respectful of all animals.
The paths can be rocky in places; take care as these may be slippery, especially when wet.
For any river crossing - there are always normally stepping stones or an obvious way to cross - be careful when crossing as it can be very slippery.
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Food and Drink
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Points of Interest
Please see the interactive map for notable points of interest. Click the icons on the map for more information.
Dodman Point – embellished with a large stone cross that was erected at the end of the 19th century as a navigational aid. Was also once the location of a huge Iron Age fort.
For more information - https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/the-dodman
Chapel Point – built in the 1930s using stone quarried from the point itself, it was featured in Daphne du Maurier’s novel The House on the Strand.
Bodrugan’s Leap – named after Sir Henry Bodrugan who is said to have successfully leaped off the cliffs to a waiting boat in the cove below in his efforts to evade his pursuer Sir Richard Edgecumbe of Cothele, during the War of the Roses in the 15th century.
*** 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. ***
The first section to Gorran Haven is one of the prettiest in southern Cornwall. A fairly uneventful stretch of clifftop marching, broken up by a couple of stiff gradients, brings you eventually to the twin hamlets of West and East Portholland.
With the hike up to Dodman point, from here you have great views of Lizard Point and Berry Head. After Dodman, the path follows a fairly gentle course down to the peaceful village of Gorran Haven.
A relatively easy amble across a small headland separates Gorran Haven from Mevagissey. A picturesque stroll that takes in the lovely cottages at Chapel Point. The point is proceeded on the trail by a clifftop meadow known as Bodrugan’s Leap. Soon afterward you reach the Mevagissey suburb of Portmellon, where the path then follows the road into Mevagissey itself.
*** This is the end of our Portloe to Mevagissey route. Please use your included documentation to find your overnight accommodation. For those doing one of our shorter/longer walking itineraries you are likely to be walking onward to overnight in Charlestown - Please move onto the next route in the Macs App which is Mevagissey to Charlestown ***
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.
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