Treen - Porthcurno - Treen

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This interesting walk is not very long or even very arduous, with just one short, sharp climb. Do not be misled by the time for the walk given below. which just refers to the time spent actually walking. In reality, it can easily take all day because there is so much to see en route. It is easy to spend an hour or two scrambling around Logan Rock. Next comes Porthcurno, a notable swimming and sunbathing beach. Just off the route in the village is a museum about Porthcurno's importance in telegraphic communications and there is also an excellent beach café, just the place for a rest and a spot of lunch. The path then goes directly past the famous Minack Theatre, open to visitors on the days when there is no matinee and incorporating an exhibition about its history. The return uses quiet field-paths, passing an ancient church dedicated to one of those obscure Celtic saints. The coastal scenery is stunning and on the final approach to Treen there are some excellent views of inland Cornwall to enjoy. Unfortunately, at the time of writing, some of the inland paths are not as well-reinstated as one would wish and the stiles are a little awkward in places, but that does not seriously detract from an outstanding walk.

England - South West England - Cornwall - Coast


Ancient Monument, Church, Good for Kids, Great Views, Museum, National Trust, Pub, Sea, Tea Shop, Toilets
12/29/2019 - Patricia Daw

We completed this walk on 27th Dec 2019. We were a bit concerned as to how wet the terrain would be as we had what seems like weeks of rain but it was all passable. The coastal part of the walk was superb. The climb up to the theatre is a bit hard. We're in our late 50s and both managed it-wouldn't want to be coming down that way.We enjoyed a drink at the end at the Logan Inn.

6/26/2019 - Elizabeth Seamon

This walk is graded as 'Easy', which is very misleading, especially at Waypoint 5, where the climb up to the Minack Theatre car park is rather precarious on steep, slippery rocks. I am a regular walker and found the climb was not easy. It should be graded 'Moderate'. Also, the start of the walk in summer is through very high vegetation, giving no view of the coastline.