Portloe, Cornwall to Mevagissey, Cornwall
- miles 202 - 204
- From Portloe, it is steeply up the cliffs to the old coast guard lookout
point on the headland. There then follows a mile or so off quite breath taking
cliff walking, with the cliffs dropping straight down to the sea. After a
total of four steep climbs from Portloe, with the following steep descents,
you reach the sandy beaches at Portholland Cove
- Follow the made up track out of Portholland
- miles 204 - 206
- This made up track leads to an old coast guard lookout, and then to Porthluney
Cove, following the winding road down to the beach. The privately owned Caerhays
Castle is just back from the beach. It was built to look like a castle by
John Nash in 1808 on the site of an older house.
- After following the road for a short way, the coast path runs across a field
to re-join the coast looking across Lambsowden Cove towards Greeb Point, your
next objective, but having to cross a steep sided stream en route.
|on from Porthluney
- miles 206 - 208
- Half a mile from Grebe Point takes you down to the beach again at Hemmick
Beach, a small quiet sandy cove.The next mile or so after the beach is a long
climb up to the 373 foot high Dodman Point with its distinctive cross. The
cross was erected by a local vicar in 1896 as a mark for sailors. You will
also find another of those disused coast guard points here on the headland.
- The clearer the day, the better the views
|Gorse on the cliffs
|the cliff path
- miles 208 - 210
- Having carefully wound you way down from the point, you re-join a clearly
defined track to round the shingle beach at Bow Bay, before rounding
the point to get to Gorran Haven. The path runs half way up the cliff till
it reaches the small harbour at Gorran Haven
- Off shore the Gwineas Rocks have been responsible for many ship wrecks.
- Climbing up out of Gorran on the other side the path soon reaches Great
Perhaven Beach, half a mile of sand and rocks
|Gorran Haven Harbour
|on from Gorran Haven
- miles 210 -212
- On leaving the beach behind, you pass a oddity known as Bodrugan's Leap.
It is said that Sir Henry Treworth, fleeing from his pursuers in 1485, leapt
from the cliff onto his horse on the beach below. Pondering on this exploit,
you round Turbot Point, go inland of Chapel Point and arrive at Portmellon
Cove. It is then a half mile up and over along the road to Mevagissey.
- Mevagissey is an old fishing port with a busy harbour, both an outer and
an inner harbour. Though today Mevagissey relies more on tourism than fishing.
Never the less, it has retained its old world charm with its narrow streets
and quaint houses
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