A 4 mile (bus-assisted) one-way walk between the sandy beaches of Porthcothan and Mawgan Porth 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.
Starting with a bus journey to Porthcothan, this walk follows the coast path from Porthcothan Bay past the Trescore Islands to Porth Mear and High Cove then around Park Head to reach Pentire Steps. From here the route passes the islets along Bedruthan Steps to reach Carnewas near the National Trust tearoom. The final section of the walk rounds Trerathick and Trenance points to reach Mawgan Porth.
Highlights: - Sandy beaches at Porthcothan and Mawgan Porth - Spectacular coastal scenery at Bedruthan Steps - Rich bird life including kestrels, skylarks and seabirds - Beautiful displays of thrift flowers in late spring
.iWalk apps provide a self-guided “SatNav” walk experience, providing detailed directions and factual information based on your current location.
Features: - Tracks your location using the GPS receiver on your phone or tablet, providing real-time information as you follow the walk route. - Gives you directions based on your current location, with a beep/vibrate notification when there’s a new direction for you to follow. - Gives you information about points of interest along the walk, again based on your current location. - Once downloaded onto your phone or tablet, the apps don’t need an internet connection to run. - Gives you an accurate map of the walk route and surrounding area, showing where you are on it and which way you are facing. - Warns you if you wander off the walk route. - Tells you how far you’ve walked and how far you have left to go.
- If you depart from and join the route further ahead, the app now offers the option to jump to the direction where you rejoined the route.
- Workarounds for bugs in Android 4.4 causing some of the buttons not to respond occasionally.