Walk L5

Logan Rock Pub Treen, St Levan, Porthcurno

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Starting from the Logan Rock Pub, follow the road uphill into the village. Where the road bends to the left (towards the car park) and two tracks branch off to the right, look for the public footpath signs leading right past some cottages and out into the fields to the west.

If starting from the car park in Treen walk back along the road past the chapel & phone box to the bend with the tracks branching off it). 

Follow the footpath west across the fields towards Trendrennen Farm.

Bear left in front of Trendrennen Farm, to find a signpost with many arrows (where a bridleway heads south into a lane) SW 387 320; go across the field to the stile in the opposite corner, on the footpath that heads down into Porthcurno.

Over the stile the path is more obvious, head for the radio mast.

Divert from the path to view the finger post above the emergency exit of Porthcurno Telegraph Museum showing distance to places where the cables went; before going down the hill to the road. 

On meeting the road in the Porthcurno valley, cross straight over and follow the track for Rospletha Farm. This track is a public bridleway.

At Rospletha, look for the old wrought iron kissing gate (next to a field gate) marking the path that strikes out across the field towards St Levan SW 382 224, passing the stone cross.

The path comes right through St Levan Churchyard. When you reach the road, take the footpath on the opposite side (coast path towards Porthgwarra), but after crossing the small stream, take the left fork (the path heading down the valley, not up onto the headland) SW 379 220

Here join the South West Coast Path, right next to St Levan’s Well. The remains of St Levan’s Chapel are below. Follow the coast path left (back towards Porthcurno, with the sea on your right). 

At the left turn in the path SW 383 218 try diverting to Spur to Pedn-mên-an-mere, worth taking, fantastic views.

From the Minack Theatre, the coast path down to the beach is steep and difficult (though quite spectacular, even just to look from the top). The alternative is to follow the road downhill out of the Minack down to Porthcurno, continuing on the road to meet the path from the car park to the beach. 

Take the bridleway up the other side of the valley following the National Trust oak leaf sign. This path is not too steep. The footpath from the Cable Hut, closer to the cliffs, is steep and difficult, but both meet at the top.

Continue along the Coast Path towards the headland ahead, Treryn Dinas. At a fork in the path, you can take either way – the bridleway slightly inland (easier access), or footpath running close to the cliffs (better views!).

Look for kissing gate off the coast path) SW 397 223 for the return to Treen across fields.

Optional diversion to Treryn Dinas and Logans Rock. The path out to the headland is steep –but there are amazing views partway along before it gets too precarious.

For a  longer walk, continue on Coast Path to Penberth.