Black Head

This short (but with a few ascents and descents) circular walk from Trenarren mostly uses the South West Coast path overlooking St Austell Bay, Mevagissey Bay and even Chapel Point on clear days.

Technical sheet
No. 3882084
A St. Austell Bay walk posted on 20/08/20 by charentimoy. Update : 10/12/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h20[?]
Distance Distance : 2.04mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 417ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 436ft
Highest point Highest point : 302ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 52ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : St. Austell Bay
Starting point Starting point : N 50.307974° / W 4.764009°
Download : -
Coast path to Black Head Coast from the path Black Head St Austell Bay

Description

Park your car in Trenarren (at a small car park before Trenarren signpost).

(D/A) Head to the fork in front of you. Bear left, then walk along houses for 50 meters and turn left at the yellow arrow before Ropehawn driveway. Climb steps to the right when you reach the bench, then bear left at the fork onto the path which leads to a nice viewpoint above Garrans Point. You can see St Austell Bay on your left.

(1) Continue straight walking along a fence (Black Head is far away in front of you) until the end of the field, then keep the left path and go down a few steps.

(2) From the granite memorial (erected in the memory of a Cornish writer and historian, Arthur Leslie Rowse), go ahead to the top of Black Head if you want to discover a 360° view (Mevagissey Bay, Pentewan Beach and Chapel Point as well on clear days). Go back to the memorial, turn left descending the steep path.

(3) Then, go past a house on the other side of the hedge and barrier until you reach a signpost with blues arrows. Go straight and turn left next to the private gate. You go up past the white house on your right joining a road.Now you just need to go up straight passing cottages ( Rose and Myrtle cottages) ignoring a path on your right until you reach the car park.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 302ft - Trenarren car park
1 : mi 0.75 - alt. 164ft - Fork : bear left to the steps
2 : mi 0.82 - alt. 108ft - Granite Memorial
3 : mi 1.6 - alt. 108ft - Along private gate
D/A : mi 2.04 - alt. 299ft - Trenarren car park

Useful Information

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