W. Oliver Allen & Sons
Self Catering Holiday Accommodation in Porthleven Cornwall
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woallen@btconnect.com   01326 562222
www.porth-leven.co.uk
Loe Bar Road, Porthleven, Cornwall. TR13 9EN

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Walking and Cycling
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West of Porthleven and the old Trewavas copper mines


 
coast path near penrose porthlevenOn the coast path walking  east and less than a mile from us.
godolphin hillGodolphin Hill looking at Tregonning Hill.
loe pool and loe barThe Loe Bar separating the sea from the Loe.
gunwalloe and loe barA lovely walk across the Loe Bar and up on the Gunwalloe Cliffs. Gazing at Porthleven in the distance.
Out on the bike and an ideal spot to admire the view from here at Balwest, nr Ashton.
Cycling and on what years ago would have been the main road to Porthleven. Now a fairly quiet lane and ideal route in and out of the village.
kayaking porthleven at pedngwinian pointKayaking in the coves east of Porthleven. Stopping here at Pedngwinian point.
kayaking from mullionA little beach near  Mullion harbour.
kayak porthlevenKayak Porthleven - our guide paddling west from Porthleven to Trewavas Head.
Porthleven is ideally located for exploring this part of south west Cornwall and we are well served by the bus if you want to forget about the car. The coast path runs through the village. So just step out of your door and go. There are also many local circular routes that take in a both coast path and countryside footpaths and lanes. Nearby we have the Penrose Estate, encompassing the Loe Pool and Bar. Under the National Trust since 1974. There are some great walks through the estate. Either a small loop of about 3 miles, or on into Helston or all around the Loe which is about 7 miles. As of late 2013 more trails are being planned on the estate for walking and cycling.

Inland the panoramic views from nearby Tregonning Hill and Godolphin Hill are fantastic and well worth leaving the coast path for. And as part of your walk how about logging a few of the local Geocaches.

When we are not working there is nothing we like better than to get out and about in our local coast and countryside either on foot or with the bikes. We have walked aplenty inland and on the coast path from Falmouth to Perranporth with only a couple of gaps in to yet do. There are plenty of books to choose from and one of our favourites are the Classic Walks Cornwall 1 & 2, which are circular routes of coast and inland walks from about 2 to 7 miles. Backed up with an OS map. OS Explorer Maps 102 and 103 cover our area including The Lizard and Lands End.

Cycling, we do have some undulating conditions, but this makes the countryside you see all the better. With many sites that remain hidden from the main roads. If you like off-road trails then the "Great Flat Lode" linking Devoran to Portreath is a great ride and signposted. We have even in the past devised and organised bike rides, 65 and 100 miles for the Audax/CTC calendar and have an excellent knowledge of the local roads and lanes. Being cyclists we also have a place to store your bike and some workshop tools if required. Most Sunday mornings one of us goes for an easy 1 - 1 1/2 hr spin and you are welcome to join. If you do not have your bike then MTB & Road cycle hire is available in nearby Helston. Prices (as of March 2016) are adults from 15 per day, children 9 per day. Trailer bikes for the nippers can also be hired. (Price includes insurance, helmets, locks and route maps)

If you have had enough of looking and sea and want to get out on it. There are boat trips from Penzance and Falmouth. But if you decide to bring your kayak, we can find a berth for it. Our local coastline from the water is outstanding with its little coves and beaches, caves and geology. Kayak and Paddleboard hire/guided trips are available in the village.