Constantine Bay to St. Mawgan

Directions: Constantine Bay to St. Eval

5 miles/ 8km

2.5 hours

Go over the stile to Constantine Bay beach, and take the coastpath left to walk to Porthcothan. Pass Treyarnon Bay and Youth Hostel. Walk on to Porthcothan.

On reaching Porthcothan, leave the coastpath and walk along the road (B3276)  up the steep hill passing Trevathan and at the top of the hill fork left along a lane past Grafton and Old MacDonald’s Farm. Turn left at the junction to pass through Treburrick and straight on to St. Eval Church.

Directions:St. Eval Church to St. Mawgan

4 miles/6.5km

1.5 hours

Leave St Eval Church bearing right around the Transmitter Station to pass ‘St Eval Go Karting Circuit’. After a long trudge, take the road right to Mawgan Porth past the ‘Merlin Golf Resort’.  You arrive at a corner where the road joins the B3276, turn left. The path now heads back inland.The path is in front of the houses on the left running inland along the valley and gently down. This turns out to be an excellent, straight-forward, well-signposted path in the safety of the woods and ancient pathways of the Vale of Lanherne, a real contrast to the sense of rawness and exposure on the St Eval plain. At Gluvian Farm campsite, a bridge across the stream leads you to join a lane. Walk up the hill on the lane for a few yards, finding the footpath opposite at the lane junction. Walk on by field and woodland through the valley to the village and on to the beautiful church of St Mawgan, which with its ancient history, strong Celtic connection and porch shell crosses seems full of life, creativity and vitality.