A transfer brings you to Mawgan Porth this morning (please see your accommodation sheet for taxi contact details and pick up times).
0.00 km - Start on the bridge, facing the sea. TURN RIGHT and at the end of the bridge TURN LEFT onto the beach away from the river. Following the South West Coast Path signs (the black acorn), climb the steps at the end of the beach. From here you will follow the coast path signs along the coast until reaching a footbridge over a wide grassy valley and stream.
5.40 km - BEAR LEFT and cross the wooden bridge. BEAR LEFT again after the bridge to climb up the wooden steps and continue on past Porthcothan beach.
7.00 km - Once past the beach, BEAR RIGHT at the fork down the sandy path and past the shop until reaching a tarmac road.
7.10 km - TURN LEFT along the tarmac road and cross a stone bridge. BEAR RIGHT uphill, ignoring signs for the coast path on your left. Follow this tarmac road uphill with caution as you will be sharing this road with traffic.
7.50 km - TURN LEFT uphill onto a minor tarmac road signposted "Treyarnon". Follow this road past a holiday park and then later a caravan park on your right.
8.10 km - TURN RIGHT through a wooden gate immediately after the large stone barn conversion onto the first gravel drive. Keep the barn on your right until the end of the driveway to enter a field.
8.20 km - On entering the field continue STRAIGHT ON with a fence on your right until you reach a stile in the corner of the field. Cross this stile and BEAR LEFT diagonally thorugh the field, aiming for a wooden gate in the fence ahead. Once through the gate BEAR LEFT downhill towards another stile at the endge of the field.
8.70 km - Cross the stile and continue STRAIGHT ON across two bridges in quick succession. Continue STRAIGHT uphill across the field towards a stile which will shortly come into view to the left of the telegraph pole.
8.90 km - Cross the 'lift up' stile and TURN RIGHT around the edge of the field. TURN RIGHT through the gap in the hedges and then immediately TURN LEFT into another field, walking towards the houses in front of you. Exit the field via the 'lift up' stile signposted Public Footpath which leads to a tarmac lane.
9.20 km - Continue STRAIGHT ON across the lane to cross another stile opposite. BEAR RIGHT to cross the next stile and descend the steep narrow steps to the tarmac road.
9.40 km - TURN LEFT onto the tarmac road. Take care on this road as it is shared with traffic. Continue along this tarmac road, ignoring any Public Footpath signs to your left and right until you reach a cross road.
10.50 km - At the cross road, TURN RIGHT and continue along road then TURN LEFT onto a small side street "Parc Eglos". Follow this street until reaching a T junction.
10.80 km - At the T junction, TURN RIGHT. As the road begins to curve to the right, TURN LEFT down a dead end, leading you to a footpath signposted St Merryn Church. Follow this path across several stiles and through several fields until reaching the churchyard.
11.50 km - Continue STRAIGHT through the churchyard and around the church. On reaching the church entrance, TURN RIGHT to reach a tarmac road.
11.60 km - TURN RIGHT onto road (caution: traffic) then BEAR RIGHT downhill on narrow tarmac road until arriving at a cross road, signposted "Tressallyn Cross"
12.90 km - TURN LEFT along a minor tarmac road until reaching a T junction with the main road.
14.20 km - TURN RIGHT and cross the main road when able. Please be careful at this crossing as there is fast traffic in both directions. Within 50m TURN LEFT through a side gate signposted Public Footpath. Continue between hedges, cross the tarmac driveway of the caravan park entrance to continue continue STRAIGHT ON the path opposite signposted for Padstow, with a hedge on your left and holiday homes on your right. Go through a gate a directly across fields and stiles until a small vehicle track between two stiles.
15.10 km - On reaching the small track continue STRAIGHT through the gate and across another field on an earthy path flanked on both sides by wire fences. Follow this path until a tarmac road on the edge of the town.
15.70 km - At the tarmac road TURN LEFT then at the main road TURN RIGHT. Cross this main road at the traffic island and continue downhill to walk under a subway. Continue downhill, BEAR LEFT on New Street then TURN RIGHT into a cobbled street signposted The Drang towards the harbour.
16.60 km - Finish today's walk at Padstow harbour.