Charlestown to Porthpean circular walk

Charlestown to Porthpean

A circular walk between the sheltered cove at Porthpean and the historic port of Charlestown, originally built to export copper, then China Clay, and now used for filming by Hollywood and Poldark.

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either as a GPS-guided walk with our app (£3.29) or a PDF of directions (£2.79) Example of directions

A circular walk between the sheltered cove at Porthpean and the historic port of Charlestown, originally built to export copper, then China Clay, and now used for filming by Hollywood and Poldark.

Highlights

  • Sheltered, sandy beaches at Porthpean and Duporth
  • Historic harbour at Charlestown
  • Shipwreck museum at Charlestown

Considerations

  • Note that most coastal walks in Cornwall have paths close to unfenced cliffs.

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Vital statistics

  • OS Explorer: 105
  • Distance: 2.9 miles/4.7 km
  • Steepness grade: Moderate
  • Recommended footwear: Walking boots; trainers in summer
  • Pub: ✓
  • Café: ✓

Pubs on or near the route

  • The Habourside Inn
  • The Rashleigh Arms

either as a GPS-guided walk with our app (£3.29) or a PDF of directions (£2.79) Example of directions

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