Helston - Porthleven - Penrose Estate Circular

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Descending from the Helston Church, we begin by walking through cultivated Cornish farmland following public footpaths from which signage has been removed. Soon we are descending the lane that brings us into the charming and picturesque old port of Porthleven. After enjoying our visit we continue along the coastal path following an easy stretch with magnificent coastal scenery. Soon we leave the coast to ramble across open hilltop country with wonderful views before we descend through a forest to join the Penrose Estate Trail. NB: there is an alternative way now reopened between Waymarks 11 and 13. See additional information. The Old Stables offer the chance of a refreshment break. We continue to reach the outskirts of Helston by the boating lake and finish by walking up to the old Guildhall building, passing the museum (see additional info') to climb the hill back up to the church.

England - South West England - Cornwall - Coast


Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Castle, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Mostly Flat, National Trust, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Sea, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
8/13/2020 - Jim Arymar

Re walked this one 12 August 2020. The coastal path between Porthleven and Loe Bar has been rebuilt above the collapsed stretch so that it is now possible to walk to Loe Bar from way mark 11 and then follow the wide, signed forest track through the Penrose Estate to the Stables Cafe and resume the described route from there. See additional information for more detail.No other changes and the walk remains a beauty whichever route you use.

8/15/2018 - Jim Arymar

Originally this walk was along the SW coastal path to Loe bar. However, due to a landslip, the coastal path has been closed and so now the walk is amended and diverts inland before rejoining the original way near the old stables in the Penrose estate.It is possible that the coastal path will reopen in 2019.We have walked this new walk in August 2018 and all is good with it. Jim and Gina Arymar