The plan for this walk was to pick off part of the coastal path between Rame and Seaton and look to complete a section of the coastal path running all the way from West Bay in Dorset to Pentewan in Cornwall. Which is a fair distance! After this I’ve only got the bit from Trethill Cliffs to Seaton to do, which I’ll do this year I’m sure. This part of the coastal path looks to be fairly straight forward on the map, with the path seemingly hugging the coastal road, in fact the path is the road for parts to Tregantle Fort, then it all changes, the section through the fort is brilliant, some tarmac and then grassy paths to Trethill Cliffs. Make a note to take the second gate, near to the main B3247 road. As the first gate only gives access to the beach at Tregantle. Once at Trethill Cliffs, I turned to head back to the car walking what must have been the path with the most butterflies on it that I’d ever seen, hundreds everywhere. Then walking past and picking up an ice cream, from the van in the big car park, opposite Tregantle Fort I headed along the lanes inland before turning back to Tregonhawke and the coastal road to the car. This is a cracking walk, yes a fair bit is along the coastal road, but it gives you quick passage to the better section around the fort, with opportunities to hit the beach at Freathy, Tregantle or anywhere really if you want to drop down to it, a lovely section of the path.
Start – Parking by coastal road near Wiggle!
Route – Tregonhawke – Freathy – Freathy life guard station – Tregantle Cliff – Tregantle Fort – Trethill Cliffs – Tregantle Fort – Higher Tregantle farm – Withnoe Barton Farm – Tregonhawke – Car park
Distance – 9miles Start time – 10am Time taken – 4hrs 40mins Highest Point – Higher Tregantle farm 103m
Weather – Cloudy to start, sun in the middle around Tregantle Fort, then cloud to finish. Windy on the coast