Walk - Cadgwith and Poltesco
2.6 miles (4.1 km)
Ruan Minor car park - TR12 7LD Ruan Minor
Easy - Coastal path, inland footpaths and a quiet country road. There are some short sharp stretches of ascent and descent.
A walk over tranquil heathland affording spectacular views, between two picturesque fishing coves still displaying the pilchard cellars and capstan houses of their bustling past. Beside the colourful shingle in Carleon Cove, formed of pink granite, banded gneiss, and red and green serpentines, toads hop around the fringes of a millpond. Brown trout jump for flies in the mill leat which was the waterway of a major Victorian serpentine factory.
This walk is particularly good for dogs as it passes a beach and pub where dogs are welcome.