Dinnas and Trevose Heads

This easy circular walk leading to Dinnas and Trevose Heads provides a way to discover this beautiful section of the coastal path including Booby's Bay, Stinking Cove and Mother Ivey's Bay.

Technical sheet
No. 4087167
A St. Merryn walk posted on 21/09/20 by charentimoy. Update : 19/01/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h35[?]
Distance Distance : 3.12mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 213ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 230ft
Highest point Highest point : 207ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 20ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : St. Merryn
Starting point Starting point : N 50.540838° / W 5.014245°
Download : -
Trevose Head Lighthouse from Dinas Head Mother Ivey's Bay and RNLI Padstow Lifeboat Station Barras Sitting Point Mother Ivey's Bay

Description

Park your car along the road next to Mother Ivey's Bay Holiday Park entrance.

(D/A) Head to crossroads go straight to the small road in front of you (restricted parking area signpost) and bear quickly left to the path with a yellow arrow which leaves this road. follow this narrow path for 600 metres until you reach the road. Take the path on your left between trees leading to the bay.

(1) When you finally reach the coastal path, bear right walking along Booby's Bay until you reach a gate and a junction signpost. Follow "Dinas Head 1/2m" on your left and, next to Mackerel Cove, go straight down then up to Dinas Head Promontory.

(2) From this headland, you can see Constantine Bay on your left, The Bull (rock) in front of you, Stinking Cove and Trevose Head Lighthouse on your right. Go back to the coastal path keeping left side along the cliffs heading to the lighthouse in front of you. When you reach the road, cross it over (yellow arrow), go up steps to the top which overlooks the lighthouse. You finally reach a gate next to the aerial on your right.

(3) Continue straight this path with a gorgeous open view to Gunver Head and Pentire Point far away. If you want to reach a nice viewpoint, leave the coastal path for a few metres and head to the bench (Barras sitting point) you can see at the end of the next headland. From this point, you can admire Mother Ivey's Bay and Trevone village.

(4) Then, your path crosses the road leading to RNLI Padstow Lifeboat Station. Go slightly down, cross over another road close to private properties until you follow the coast along the beautiful Mother Ivey's Bay.

(5) Continue straight for 200 metres to "Harlyn Bay, Mother Ivey's Bay" at the next junction, then ignore a private track on your right and take the straight narrow footpath along the fence in front of you.

(6) When you reach the gate leading to the Holiday Park, leave the coastal path and go through it. Keep the main straight road (ignore the first two ways on your left) across the park for 300 metres. At the entrance next to the reception, bear right to the car park.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 82ft - Next to Mother Ivey's Bay Holiday Park entrance
1 : mi 0.65 - alt. 26ft - Junction signpost
2 : mi 1.37 - alt. 66ft - Dinas Head viewpoint
3 : mi 1.75 - alt. 197ft - Gate next to the aerial on your right
4 : mi 2.32 - alt. 161ft - Road
5 : mi 2.61 - alt. 43ft - Long Cove
6 : mi 2.89 - alt. 56ft - Holiday Park gate
D/A : mi 3.12 - alt. 82ft - Next to Mother Ivey's Bay Holiday Park entrance

Useful Information

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