If you’re looking for a quiet, peaceful walk near Mawgan Porth avoiding the ups and downs of the coast path – this one and a half mile circular route is for you. The ground is easy under foot and mainly pretty flat and shouldn’t take you more than 90 minutes.
Being circular, you can park your car in one of Mawgan Porth’s car parks (free out of season, and very reasonable during the holidays). There are also plenty of places to stop off for refreshments – you can, of course, start off at Bedruthan and enjoy a tasty lunch at the Wild Cafe, but other recommended eateries in Mawgan Porth include The Catch – serving local seafood, Blue Fish Bar for traditional fish and chips or Gusto at the Park for fresh salads and feasting platters.
The walk begins on the road running through Mawgan valley, next to the golf course. Once you’ve past The Park holiday park, take a left onto the path.
Tall fir trees line the path.
Straight branches are perfect for some den building.
Yellow gorse bushes and green fields of St Mawgan Valley.
Beautiful old trees, twisted in the wind.
Until you find sleepy St Mawgan village. Here you can discover the chapel, St Mawgan church and the 11th Century monastery, or maybe just put your feet up with a drink at the Falcon Inn.
To get on the path back to Mawgan Porth – walk up the hill with the monastery on your left hand side, and take a right on the first path you see.
Return back the other side of the valley, past the lakes.
Cross over the river before joining the road again.
Spot the sea in the distance.