On Saturday 15 September 2012, walk for water so others don’t have to.

Portwrinkle to Cremyll

Walking along the final stretch of the South Cornwall Coast Path is mainly fairly easy, although there are some short, steep ascents and descents in places. The Path passes a military firing range at Tregantle Fort. Here you may take the seaward permissive path or if the red flags are flying you will need to take the route that follows the B3247. Follow the rugged cliffs of Freathy, which is dotted with holiday cabins, to the impressive promontory of Rame Head and take in views enjoyed here for centuries. The urban landscape of Plymouth is not far away, yet as you set off for Penlee Point the Path becomes rather surprisingly wild. It changes once again as you take the easy Paths through sheltered woodland to the twin villages of Cawsand and Kingsand. After following the sweep of Cawsand Bay, you reach the tamed landscape of Mount Edgcumbe Country Park, with many interesting Grade II listed features and fantastic views of Plymouth Sound opening up ahead. The Edgecumbe Arms at Cremyll is recommended and is a just a few yards from the passenger ferry to Stonehouse in Plymouth. The last ferry is at 9.00p.m during the summer.

Distance: 
13.3 miles / 21.4 km
Estimated Walking Time: 
6 hours
Difficulty: 
Moderate
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