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of Porthleven and the old Trewavas copper mines
the coast path walking east and less than a mile from us.
Hill looking at Tregonning Hill.
Loe Bar separating the sea from the Loe.
lovely walk across the Loe Bar and up on the Gunwalloe Cliffs.
Gazing at Porthleven in the distance.
on the bike and an ideal spot to admire the view from here at
Balwest, nr Ashton.
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.
in the coves east of Porthleven. Stopping here at Pedngwinian
little beach near Mullion harbour.
Porthleven - our guide paddling west from Porthleven to Trewavas
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
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 &
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.