Walks around Bedruthan Steps

Bedruthan Steps, Cornwall

If you'd like a purely coastal walk, you can park at Mawgan Porth and catch the bus to Porthcothan, then do the one-way walk from Porthcothan to Mawgan Porth via Bedruthan Steps. Alternatively if you'd rather do a circular walk without involving busses, you can park at Pentire Steps and do our Bedruthan Steps circular route. There's also a longer circular walk from the National Trust Carnewas car park to Porthcothan which ends at the tea rooms.

4.4 miles/7.1 km - Easy-moderate

Porthcothan, Bedruthan Steps and Mawgan Porth

A (bus-assisted) one-way walk along the coast with spectacular wildflowers and one of Cornwall's most photographed views over the volcanic rock stacks of Bedruthan Steps, which Victorians liked to think of as a giant's stepping stones.

4.5 miles/7.3 km - Moderate

Bedruthan Steps

A circular walk with spectacular views of the rock stacks at Bedruthan Steps about which the myth of a giant's stepping stones was concocted for the amusement of Victorian tourists flocking to Padstow and Newquay on the new railway.

6.2 miles/10 km - Moderate

Bedruthan Steps to Porthcothan

A circular walk featuring some of the most spectacular scenery of the North Cornish coast including the rock stacks of Bedruthan Steps, the azure lagoon of the Trescore Islands and the sheltered golden sandy beach at Porthcothan.

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