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31st January 2023 -   We are currently processing a large number of returning customer bookings for 2023 season and this means we are not working on any new customer enquiries at this moment. We will review this again in the middle of February so please check back with us at that point when we are confident we will have got through the backlog.

Falmouth to Plymouth - South West Coast Path

Section 6. Looe to Portwrinkle - 8 miles Cornish Coast Path

Distance 8 miles -  Grade - Strenuous - what these grades mean

Cornish Flag Walking Trekking and Hiking Holidays on the Coastal Long Distance FootpathWalking on from Looe you need to pass through the holiday parks at Millendreath to return to the path proper which makes an early climb above Whitsand Bay and over Bodigga Cliffs. Some pleasant beaches and delightful coastal woodlands accompany the walker while out to sea the whole vista of Whitsand Bay. 

Descending steps to the beach at Seaton with a handy beach cafe just off the sands If the tide is out you can choose to make your own route by taking the beach below the village of Downderry in preparation for the zigzagging climb to Batten Heights, the highest point at 462' on the whole of the South Cornwall Coast Path.

Up here watch out of the ruins of St Germans Hut built as a shooting lodge for the Earl of St Germans and now almost vanishing into the undergrowth. Below the huge cliffs and out to sea is the Long Stone and the Brawn two pinnacles home to hundreds of seabirds.

Portwrinkle Beach on the SW Coast Path Walking Long Distance FootpathFollowing the long line of Whitsand bay looking ahead you will start to see more glimpses of Devon, Plymouth and high up, mysterious Dartmoor. Its a satisfying walk along the South West Coast Path onwards to the tiny harbour at Portwrinkle and the end of todays section.

Overnight stops at Portwrinkle on The South West Coast Path




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