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CORNWALL COAST PATH

Swanpool to Helford Passage [6.0 miles]

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The Route

The Walk
We parked our car at Swanpool and climb up onto the coast path. Swanpool has a pool behind the beach which we convinced ourselves had swans on it. A point of interest here is that when we finished our walk were returned to Swanpool. Then we set off for to our b&b via Helston. As we were leaving the area near Swanpool we saw a swan with about 8 cygnets waiting to cross the road!
Looking back at Swanpool
The Home Guard memorial at Pennance Pointe
Looking due south from Pennance Point
Pennance Point from Newporth Head
Across the cliff-top paths led us to the village of Maenporth with a sandy beach nestled in the cove.
Maenporth
Beyond Maenporth the cliff-top path opens up into broad grassy pastures around Rosemullion Head. A number of tankers of various sizes were anchored out at sea. We stopped for a coffee at the secluded and peaceful Bream Cove.
Bream Cove & Rosemulion Head
This soft gentle and undulating landscape made for an easy walk as we passed Rosemulion Head and the hamlet of Mawan (where we'd had a great meal on Tuesday at the Ship Inn) before turning Toll Point where we got our first view of Helford Passage.
Porthallack
The National Trust property Bosloe House
Our final look at one of the Cornish stone stiles
Through the National Trust property grounds of Bosloe House and down to Helford Passage. This was a fairly easy stretch of coast path walking for our final day.
Helford Passage
Passage Cove and the ferry to Helford

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