Another fantastic coastal path walk today. The weather was perfect, sunny and a bit of a breeze. Yes it was a little hazy but it didn’t detract at all. This walk is a brilliant one, the coastal path is rolling, more gently up and down, than other places. Only once you get past Hemmick Beach is there anything you would call steep on the coastal path, then the route back isn’t too bad either. The roads are fairly gentle in the rise, although the odd descent is quite steep. At this time of year parts of the coastal path, and the return via the woods, are a little slippy and muddy so care is needed. But its such a rewarding walk, coves, cliffs, rocky outcrops and views across bays are all here. Other than Mevagissey that is, this is a place that I just can’t get on with, I don’t know how many times I’ve been here, maybe 50 or more. But its a place I was dragged to when I was a little lad, every evening. We used to stay at Pentewan at least twice a year (down from St Helens at Easter, Whit Bank Holiday and always Summer) so we came to Meva, every night, so probably 15-20 nights every year to walk around the harbour, the only respite was the ice cream!! The good news however is that it is a great base for this walk!!
Start – Mevagissey
Route –South West Coast Path – Portmellon – Chapel Haven – Gorran Haven Dodman Point – Hemmick Beach – Greeb Point – Porthluney Cove – Treveor – Gorran Churchtown – Castle Hill – Penwarne – Mevagissey
Distance – 12 miles Start time – 9.50am Time taken – 6hrs Highest Point – Dodman Point 114metres
Weather – Sunshine, through the cloud, warmer as the day went on