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Gorran Haven & Dodman Point

Cornwall AONB Walk

Region - Cornwall AONB

County/Area - Cornwall

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km    Ascent - 1000 feet / 303 metres

Time - 3 hours 30 minutes    Grade - easy/mod

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Walk Route Description

Photo from the walk - Gorran Haven & Dodman Point
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This Gorran Haven walk explores the coast south to Dodman Point from where extensive views along the coast and inland can be enjoyed. The route follows the South West Coast Path to Hemwick Bay where the walk turns inland back to Gorran Haven. The start is the main pay and display car park (grid ref. SX011416).

After parking exit the car park and turn left and continue down to the sea. Just before reaching the sea, turn right up Foxhole Lane. As the lane bends right, continue ahead up steps to follow the signed South West Coast Path. The path continues along the clifftops and continues around Maenease Point. Continue along the main coast path which is the higher of the paths above Bow Beach. If you take the narrower lower path, it re-joins the main coast path at the end of Bow beach.

The path turns south and leads to Dodman Point from where you can enjoy an extensive view from the Lizard in the west to Fowey in the east. The path then turns north with path descending towards Hemmick Beach. Just before Hemmick Beach, fork right onto a clear rising path that leads to a lane and the National Trust car park at Penare (grid ref. SW999404).

Turn right up the lane and follow the lane round to the left and through the village. Continue up hill to a T-junction (grid ref. SX000407) where you take the signed footpath through a gate. The path crosses the right-hand side of a field and then enters a campsite. Continue ahead along a track to reach the main access drive for Teveague Farm. Turn right towards the farm and then left through the farmyard to join a signed path. Which descends a steep sided valley with some trees. The path leads between houses to join Rice Lane. Turn right and follow the lane back to the start.

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