GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Portloe Walks

7 miles (11 km)

This pretty Cornish village includes a picturesque harbour and some fine walks into the surrounding Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
This circular walk from the village visits Nare Head, Carne Beach and the neighbouring village of Veryan.
The walk starts in the village where you can pick up the South West Coast Path and follow the waymarked trail south west to Jacka Point, The Straythe, Blouth Point and Nare Head. From here you turn north west to visit Carne Beach and Pendower Beach.
The route then turns north east to follow pleasant country lanes past Gwendra to Veryan. More country lanes then take you east past Sunny Corner to return to Portloe.

Postcode

TR2 5RD - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Portloe OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Portloe Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

Back in the village The Lugger is a good choice for some post walk refreshment. The 17th century inn is located in a great spot right next to the coast. They have a sun terrace where you sit outside and enjoy fine views with your drinks. TheSunday Times has selected the inn as the "Best Seaside Hotel".

Dog Walking

The coastal and country paths make for a fine dog walk. The Lugger mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the south of the village is Broom Parc, a cliff-top villa overlooking the sea which was the main location for Channel 4's 1992 serialisation of Mary Wesley's The Camomile Lawn.
Head west and you could explore the beautiful Roseland Peninsula.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cornwall Walks page.

Photos

Portloe bay - geograph.org.uk - 75728

Portloe bay

The Straythe - geograph.org.uk - 418460

The Straythe. Parc Caragloose Cove is at the far end of the bay.

Portloe slipway - geograph.org.uk - 184208

Portloe slipway. The village did once support a small drift fleet and a seine fishery, whilst trading ketches landed and loaded goods on the beach. Some fishing still goes on today, and lobster and crab potting, to keep the place alive and real.

Kiberick Cove. - geograph.org.uk - 413432

Kiberick Cove.

Nare Head - geograph.org.uk - 1473298

Nare Head. This rock pinnacle is almost on the 3700 Northing.

Coast path above Carne Beach - geograph.org.uk - 2098165

Coast path above Carne Beach

Carne Beach from the Nare Hotel - geograph.org.uk - 2123975

Carne Beach from the Nare Hotel

Veryan - geograph.org.uk - 325727

A road at the centre of Veryan village with the public house on the right and a shop at the end of the road.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Portloe.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Portloe.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)