GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Dodman Point Cornwall Walk

2 miles (3.5 km)

This circular walk explores a wonderful headland on the Cornish coast. The area is located near the village of Gorran Haven and is thehighest headland on the south coast of Cornwall. There's splendid coastal views, pretty beaches, lovely countryside and lots of wildlife to look out for.
The walk starts from the Penarecar park, about half a mile south of Dodman Point. From here you head west towards HemmickBeach with wonderful views across Veryan Bay to the west. You then pick up the South West Coast Path to take you up to Dodman Point. Here you will find a large granite cross, placed here in 1896 as a navigational aid to seafarers. From the elevated headland there are fabulous views towards the Roseland Peninsula. Look out for wildlife including Dartmoor ponies, peregrine falcon, stonechat and gannet.
The walk can also be started from the nearby village of Gorran Haven if you prefer. It's about a 2 mile walk from the village along the coast path to the point. It will take you past the lovely Vault Beach and the delightful Gorran Harbour.

Dodman Point OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Dodman Point Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

If you would like to extend your walk you can follow the coast path north to Mevagissey. Here you can pick up the Mevagissey Walk which uses part of Pentewan Trail and the coastal path to create a circular walk around the village. The picturesque fishing village is also well worth exploring with its photogenic harbour and interesting narrow streets full of quaint old shops and pretty cottages. Near here you can also visit the stunning Lost Gardens of Heligan. The gardens are a real highlight of the area and include Victorian Productive Gardens, romantic Pleasure Grounds and a lush sub-tropical Jungle.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cornwall Walks page.

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Photos

Dodman Point (geograph 2425653)

Dodman Point

Blouth Point and Dodman Point (9177)

Blouth Point and Dodman Point

Hartriza Point and Dodman Point (9219)

Hartriza Point and Dodman Point

The Watch House, Dodman Point (geograph 2428023)

The Watch House, Dodman Point

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GPS Files

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Memory Map Route

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