Perranporth to Porthtowan
Distance: 8½ miles
From the Oratory find the Coast Path to Perranporth. It may be easier to go into the Perran sands Holiday Park Centre in order to find the Coastpath to Perranporth. Walk through Perranporth onto St Agnes along the Coast Path. The descent and ascent to Trevellas Porth is very steep, both coming down to the cove and ascending from it. On the outskirts of St Agnes, do not go onto ‘Trenaunce Cove’ but go up the clearly-marked footpath you will discover on your left leading to ‘Peterville’ and ‘The Village’. When you emerge at a roundabout, take the ‘British Road’ turning , at the top of the hill and road, turn right to St Agnes Church.
By St Agnes Church go up the road signposted ‘Higher Bal’, follow the road, taking the sign to the Coastpath. As the Coastpath goes near, but not up to, St Agnes Beacon, look out for kittiwakes as this is the place of the largest breeding colony in the area. Walk on the Coastpath to Porthtowan.