Caradon Monthly Walking Group



Our Next Walks

Details of the walks we have planned for the near future appear here just about as soon as we know the details ourselves.


Wednesday 5th June 2019 – Porth, St Columb Minor, Watergate Bay

A mixture of farmland & coastal walking. Circular with excellent views, wild flowers & birds. Just under 5 miles. You will need to be reasonably fit for this one - two stiff hills & about 7 stiles.


Date/time : Wednesday 5 June. Meet from 10.00 am for 10.30am start. Returning at 3pm (very approx.)  


Meeting point: Meet on the right-hand side of the beach (as you face the sea) on the paved area opposite the entrance to Porth Beach Holiday Park & Car Park, Alexandra Rd, TR7 3NH. 


Parking: Sorry but the car parks in Porth are not cheap so car share if you can & share the cost. When we looked, Porth Beach Holiday Park car park was around £6 & the council carpark which is actually on the sand on the left-hand side of the beach, was around £8. There is some on-road parking in the back streets.


Dogs :Well-controlled dogs on short leads only. There is livestock in fields & the farmer has had two recent casualties to sheep worrying & is very vigilant.


Toilets : Public toilets on the left-hand side of Porth Beach & at our lunch stop – these are 20p.  


Refreshments : We will go down to Watergate Bay for lunch (dogs allowed on the beach), two miles of golden sand at low tide. Bring a picnic or you can buy burgers, pasties, sausage rolls, ice creams etc from the Venus snack bar. There are also restaurants including Fifteen but time will be limited.  


Distance/difficulty/hazards: Just under 5 miles. There is a stiff climb up to St Columb Major and another just after we leave that village. There is a lesser climb back up from Watergate Bay but after that, the terrain is much more forgiving. A main road to cross. Seven stiles – two or three of which can be avoided, a bank to scramble up and trip hazards where badgers have undermined the footpath.  


Clothing etc: Walking boots & something to cut the wind on the headland. Wear long trousers; there are nettles & ticks may be about.  


Walk Leaders: Jack & Brigitte Mann 01579 344631   



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May 2019:

Details of  our June walk have now been posted on the Our Next Walks page.


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