Gurnard's Head Walk
This circular walk visits a stunning headland on the Penwith coast in Cornwall.
You can start the walk from the car park of the Gurnards Head Hotel in Treen. From here you can follow footpaths north past Treen Cove and Lean Point to the end of the promontory. It is so named because it is thought to resemble the head of the gurnard fish. Here there are fine views up the coast in both directions and down to Ebal Rocks below. You can then pick up a section of the South West Coast Path and follow it south west to Carn Gloos and Porthmeor Cove. The route then head south east to Lower Porthmeor before picking up a country lane to return to the hotel.
PostcodeTR26 3DE - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Gurnards Head Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Gurnards Head Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Gurnards Head OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Gurnards Head Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The Gurnard's Head Hotel is the start and finish point for the walk. The pub boasts a large car park and a lovely garden area to relax in on warmer days. It's in a fine location with views to the coast and also has a good menu. You can find them at postcode TR26 3DE for your sat navs.
The bracing walk is a fine one for fit dogs. The hotel mentioned above is also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
To continue your walking in the area you could pick up the longer St Ives to Zennor Walk. It's a popular route, passing along the dramatic cliff tops and visiting the Norman Church of Saint Senara on the way.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cornwall Walks page.