Walk P13

Polgigga (Trethewey CP) Porthgwarra, St Levan

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Walk westward along the road past the recreation ground towards Polgigga, where road bends to the right, continue straight ahead on lane marked ‘Private Road’.  Follow the lane some distance to where it turns left and becomes a track at Lower Bolstow, continue to follow the track to reach Higher Bolstow at SW 365 234. 

Turn right at marker post and continue past the next marker post and find a footpath to the right of Faraway Cottage.  Follow the path to reach a gate, then bear diagonally left across the field to reach the Coast Path at SW 361 230 Pendower Cover.

Turn left and follow the Coast Path past Folly Cove and Gwennap Head NCI lookout, to reach Porthgwarra Cove SW 371 217.  Here find seasonal Refreshments and toilets.  Continue to follow the coast as it climbs back up to the top of the cliffs, then at the next marker post, SW 376 218 take the left-hand fork.

Ignoring the paths on the right follow the path to cross a stream on a stone bridge, then follow a fairly wide footpath to reach St Levan Church.  Enter the churchyard and walk around the church to pick up a footpath on the far side at SW 380 222.

At marker post turn left to follow the left-hand boundary to reach a stile.  Continue in the same direction to cross the next four fields, each with stiles, the fourth stile being to the right of a metal gate.  Cross to a stile opposite and bear left in the field to reach a stile, then cross straight across the next field to reach the furthest right gate at SW 376 231.

Cross the field to reach a stile in the far-right corner, then follow the left-hand boundary a short distance to reach a stile on the right side of a gate.  Cross a second stile then turn right and follow the right-hand boundary through the next three fields, separated by gates, to reach the Porthcurno road at SW 382 235.

Turn left and follow the road, at the end of the road turn left onto the Lands End road and follow the it back to the start.