Perranuthnoe - Kenneggy - Prussia Cove - Perranuthnoe

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Perranuthnoe - Trebarvah - Kenneggy - Prussia Cove - Perranuthnoe

Our walk starts by heading inland from the small village of Perranuthnoe, taking ancient footpaths between farmsteads just a mile or so from the sea. Please note that this part of the walk can be very muddy.

At Kenneggy a deep, sunken path takes us down to join the coast at Kenneggy Sands. You can take a break on the sands (climbing down by ladder if the tide is high).

Now we head on along the coast via Prussia Cove, home of notorious eighteenth century smuggler John Carter and his family. John Carter is one of the few smugglers to give a first-hand account of his 'career'. The first cove, Bessy's Cove, has bricked-up caves supposedly used for storage of contraband and even, possibly, tunnels to nearby dwellings. Whatever the real facts, the coves along this stretch of coast are ideal for slipping into unseen and the paths leading off into the hinterland perfect for the swift dispersal of contraband goods.

Continuing our walk, we go past Cudden Point (National Trust) and back to Perranuthnoe via Stackhouse and Trevean Coves. All in all this is a fabulous stretch of Cornish coastline, all the better for having a chequered past.

This walk features in the 'Pathways' book - for more information click on the link on the Walkingworld homepage.

England - South West England - Cornwall - Coast


Birds, Cafe, Flowers, Good for Kids, National Trust, Sea
12/29/2019 - Patricia Daw

We completed this walk on 29th Dec 2019. The walk does take part in amongst a lot of vegetation until you get to the coast. In fact the walk needs revisiting as the stepping stones at WM11 are no longer there and the mud in that area was too bad to try and cross so we had to retrace our steps back to the road, break into a field and then make our way up a very wet lane - a stream really- to wm15. I didn't really enjoy the walk until we got to the coast.