Worth watching out for.
 — John Cleare

Cornwall Coast Path (South-West Coast Path Part 2)

Cornwall Coast Path (South-West Coast Path Part 2)

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Contents


Contents | Introduction | About the coast path | Planning your walk | Using this guide | Sample route guide: Bude to Crackington Haven


INTRODUCTION

Cornwall Coast Path
History 10 – How difficult is the path? 11
How long do you need? 12 – When to go 13
Festivals and annual events 15

PART 1: PLANNING YOUR WALK

Practical information for the walker
Route finding 17 – Accommodation 18 – Food and drink 22 – Money 25 – Information for foreign visitors 26 – Other services 27 – Walking companies 28

Budgeting 30

Itineraries
Which direction? 31 – Suggested itineraries 32 – Day and weekend walks 35 – Village and town facilities 36

What to take
Keep it light 41 – Rucksack 41 – Footwear 41 – Clothing 42 – Hiking with kids 43 – Canine companions 44 – Toiletries 44 – First-aid kit 44 – General items 44 – Camping gear 45 – Money and documents 45 – Maps 45 – Sources of further information 46 – Useful books 47

Getting to and from the Cornwall Coast Path
National transport 48 – Getting to Britain 49 – Local transport 51 – Public transport services 52 – Public transport map 56

PART 2: THE ENVIRONMENT & NATURE

Flora and fauna
Fauna 60 – Flora 65 – Conservation schemes: what’s an AONB? 66

PART 3: MINIMUM IMPACT WALKING & OUTDOOR SAFETY

Minimum impact walking
Economic impact 69 – Environmental impact 70 – Access 72 – The Countryside Code 73

Health and outdoor safety
Avoidance of hazards 75 – Dealing with an accident 77 – Weather and weather forecasts 78

PART 4: ROUTE GUIDE & MAPS

Using this guide 78

Bude 81
Bude to Crackington Haven 86 (Upton 86, Widemouth Bay 88, Crackington Haven 88)
Crackington Haven to Boscastle 92 
Boscastle to Tintagel 96 (Bossiney 98, Tintagel 100)
Tintagel to Port Isaac 104 (Trebarwith Strand 104, Port Gaverne 106, Port Isaac 106)
Port Isaac to Padstow 111 (Polzeath 114, Rock 117, Padstow 119)
Padstow to Trevone 123
Trevone to Treyarnon 126 (Harlyn Bay/Mother Ivey’s Bay 126, Constantine Bay/Treyarnon 126)
Treyarnon to Mawgan Porth 129 
Mawgan Porth to Newquay 132 (Watergate Bay 134, Porth 134, Newquay 136)
Newquay to Crantock 140
Crantock to Perranporth 142 (Holywell 144, Perranporth 144)
Perranporth to Porthtowan 150 (St Agnes 152, Porthtowan 154)
Porthtowan to Portreath 155 
Portreath to Gwithian 156
Gwithian to Hayle 162
Hayle to St Ives 164 (Lelant & Carbis Bay 166, St Ives 166)
St Ives to Zennor Head 173
Zennor Head to Pendeen Watch 179 (Gurnard’s Head/Treen 180, Morvah 181, Pendeen & Trewellard 182)
Pendeen Watch to Cape Cornwall 184 (Botallack 184, St Just 186)
Cape Cornwall to Sennen Cove 188 (Sennen & Mayon 190)
Sennen Cove to Porthcurno 192 (Land’s End 192)
Porthcurno to Lamorna 197 (Treen 197, Lamorna 198)
Lamorna to Mousehole 200
Mousehole to Penzance 202 (Newlyn 204, Penzance 206)
Penzance to Marazion 212
Marazion to Praa Sands 216 
Praa Sands to Porthleven 219 
Porthleven to Mullion Cove 223 (Halzephron 223, Mullion Cove 226, Mullion 226)
Mullion Cove to Lizard Point 228 (Lizard Village 230)
Lizard Point to Cadgwith Cove 234 (Cadgwith 234)
Cadgwith Cove to Coverack 236 (Kennack Sands 236, Coverack 237)
Coverack to Porthallow 240 
Porthallow to Helford 240
Helford to Helford Passage 244 (Gweek 248, Nancenoy 248, Helford Passage 250)
Helford Passage to Falmouth 250 (Mawnan Smith 252, Maenporth 254, Falmouth 254)
Falmouth to Portscatho 259 (St Mawes 260, Portscatho & Gerrans 266)
Portscatho to Portloe 266
Portloe to Gorran Haven 271 
Gorran Haven to Mevagissey 274
Mevagissey to Charlestown 278 (Pentewan 278, Charlestown 280)
Charlestown to Fowey 282 (Par 284, Polkerris 286, Fowey 286)
Fowey to Polperro 291 (Polruan 295)
Polperro to Looe 299
Looe to Portwrinkle 305 (Seaton 306, Portwrinkle 306)
Portwrinkle to Plymouth 310 (Cawsand & Kingsand 312)
Plymouth 318

APPENDICES

Hartland Quay to Bude 328 – GPS waypoints 337 – Taking a dog 343 – Map key 346 – Acknowledgements 350

INDEX  351
OVERVIEW MAPS, PROFILES 355
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