Penberth Cove, Logan Rock and Rospletha Cliff from Treen

This circular walk (with a few steep ascends) is a very pleasant way to explore a stunning section of the South West Coast path discovering one of Cornwall's best beaches including Pedn Vounder, Porthcurno and Porthchapel beaches.

Technical sheet
No. 3990755
A St. Levan walk posted on 06/09/20 by charentimoy. Update : 05/01/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h50[?]
Distance Distance : 4.86mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 699ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 682ft
Highest point Highest point : 302ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 39ft
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : St. Levan
Starting point Starting point : N 50.049798° / W 5.640764°
Download : -
Porthchapel Beach Penberth Cove Percella Cove and Logan Rock far away View from Logan Rock

Description

Park your car at Treen car park.

(D/A) Head to the end of the car park and take the footpath along the fence (yellow arrow). Go down across the field until you reach a stile next to the woods.

(1) Continue down the path which leads another path (old stone steps in front of you at the fork), turn right and go straight ahead until you reach Penberth Cove. Bear right towards the steep path next to the Cove (South West Coast path).

(2) Continue along the cliff for almost 800 metres and turn left when you see "Treryn Dinas Iron Age Cliff Castle" signpost. This path leads to viewpoints. On your right, you can see Pedn Vounder beach, Percella Cove and Porthcurno beach overlooked by Minack Theatre. If you want to enjoy a 360°view, you can climb this natural promontory in front of you, Logan Rock!

(3) Go back to the junction with the coastal path, bear left at the next junction following "coast path yellow arrow" signpost for 500 metres and leave the coastal path a few minutes making a detour to the white pyramid daymark on your left overlooking the turquoise sea.

(4) Back to the South West Coast path, you finally reach a junction signpost (blue and yellow arrows) next to a rock. Turn left (yellow arrow) to the path which descends to Porth Curno beach. Leave the beach and lifeguards building on your left and ascend the steep stairs leading to Minack Theatre car park.

(5) Look back to the breathtaking scenery! Head to two wooden buildings at the corner of the car park and take again the coastal path which leads to Rospletha cliffs.

(6) Continue the path overlooking Porth Chapel beach, go up to the right next to RSPCA commemorative plaque, and cross the footbridge until you reach St Levan's Well. Bear right (yellow arrow in a white circle) to the inland path, keep right at the fork and again right when you join a path. Cross the stream until the path reaches the road close to St Levan. Cross over this road heading to the public footpath along St Levan Church.

(7) Go past the stone cross and ascend the field along the hedge ignoring another path on your left. Go straight ahead between culture farmed fields until you reach a private property. Skirt left side the house, go through the metal gate and follow the track until you reach a fork. Bear right to the footpath past the gate leading to Porthcurno. Cross over the road heading to Old Cable Lane, go past Rockbridge House B&B signpost and a small car park, then leave the road going up left towards the path.

(8) Keep straight at the fork and go across two fields leading to Trendrennen Farm you can catch sight of far away. Bear right, go across open meadow slightly left. Then go straight ahead, go through a kissing gate and a stone stile (yellow arrow) on your way until you reach Treen. Turn right and you are back to the car park.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 272ft - Treen car park
1 : mi 0.49 - alt. 75ft - Old stone steps
2 : mi 1.17 - alt. 187ft - Towards Treryn Dinas and Logan Rock
3 : mi 1.94 - alt. 217ft - Detour
4 : mi 2.32 - alt. 197ft - South West Coast path
5 : mi 2.66 - alt. 72ft - Minack Theatre car park
6 : mi 3.31 - alt. 105ft - St Levan's Well
7 : mi 3.57 - alt. 194ft - Stone
8 : mi 4.43 - alt. 292ft - Trendrennen Farm
D/A : mi 4.86 - alt. 272ft - Treen car park

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