Perranuthnoe Circular Walk

A short walk from Perranuthnoe Village in West Cornwall that includes part of the South West Coast Path. The route includes magnificent views over Mount's Bay, and the inland return to Perranuthnoe Village and its church takes you through a landscape of small stoned wall fields that are typical of this part of the south coast of Penwith.

Distance: 4 km.

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Time: 1 to 1 ½ hours.

Terrain: Easy, generally flat with one slightly steep climb.

Start: Perranuthnoe car park.

Ordnance Survey Map No/s (1:25,000): Explorer 102.

Nearest Town: Marazion.

Public Transport: You can use Traveline South West to plan your journey.

Parking: Perranuthnoe village, above the beach. Please see Cornwall Council car parks for further information.

Refreshments: Queens Arms Public House in Perranuthnoe village.  Refreshment kiosk above the beach (seasonal).

Public Toilets: Please see Public toilets for information on ownership and current opening times.

Stiles/gates/steps: 3 stiles and 2 kissing gates.

At the end of the car park cross to the opposite side of the road and go over two stone stiles that lead onto the South West Coast Path.

Follow the coastal path until it joins the track where the path forks.  Take the right fork past the National Trust sign for Trenow Cove and then proceed through a gap in the stone hedge.

Continue along the coastal path and then just before the large stone outcrop at Venton Farm look for a well walked path branching to the right that leads inland.  Take this path up the side of the field and into a grassy, walled lane.

At a wooden waymarker post turn right and follow the grass track to Trenow Farm, (more energetic walkers can lengthen this walk by proceeding straight on to explore historic Marazion).

At Trenow Farm go through a pair of kissing gates and straight across the next field which is usually planted with vegetables.  The farmer leaves the path clear for the public.

Pass over a well worn old granite 'coffin' stile, a design common in West Cornwall.  Proceed up the small hill and pass some old mined 'burrows' (waste tips).  Perranuthnnoe was extensively mined in the 19th century and there is evidence of this activity throughout the landscape.

The path now enters a farm track that passes two newly built houses.  Just beyond the second new house turn right down a grassy walled lane to Perranuthnoe Church.  From the Church proceed through the streets of the village back down to the car park at the beach.