Mullion three coves circular walk

Mullion three coves

At direction 15 at Pollurian Hotel, the coast path is temporarily diverted whist work is done on the hotel grounds. Follow the diversion to reach direction 16.

A walk to the Victorian harbour of Mullion Cove via two sandy coves either side of where Marconi made history by achieving what was thought impossible by many of the scientific community at the time - the transmission of a radio signal all the way across the Atlantic.

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The walk descends to Poldhu Cove via the Marconi Centre on the site where the first transatlantic broadcast was made. The walk then follows the coast path past the Marconi monument to Polurrian Cove. The route continues along the coast to Mullion Cove via the cannon that was found in the bay during Victorian times. The walk then follows the valley back to Mullion via Ghost Hill, named after the Will-o-the-wisps in the marshes, and via the church and Old Inn.

Highlights

  • Sandy beaches at Polurrian and Poldhu Cove
  • Views across Mount's Bay to Penzance and St Michael's Mount
  • Pretty harbour at Mullion Cove
  • Marconi Centre at Poldhu Cove

Considerations

  • Route includes paths close to unfenced cliff edges.

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Vital statistics

  • OS Explorer: 103
  • Distance: 4.5 miles/7.2 km
  • Steepness grade: Moderate
  • Recommended footwear: Walking shoes, or boots in winter
  • Pub: ✓
  • Café: ✓

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Pubs on or near the route

  • The Old Inn

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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