Walk - Treen Coastpath

0.6 miles (1.0 km)

Treen car park - TR19 6LG Treen car park

Easy - Suitable only for dedicated off-road scooters, track is narrow, grooved and it is difficult to turn in places.

Logan Rock, Treryn Dinas, a granite village and a popular pub in the far West of Cornwall. This is a difficult Easy Access route, from the car park at Treen down to and along the coast path for about a mile. Suitable only for dedicated off-road scooters, track is narrow, grooved and it is difficult to turn in places.

To check that this walk is suitable for you click here where you can find additional mapping and photographs showing gradients, path surfaces, and other detailed information.

There are a range of wonderful places to lay your head near the Coast Path for a well-earned sleep. From large and luxurious hotels, to small and personable B&B's, as well as self-catering options and campsites. The businesses that support the Path, where you've chosen to visit, are listed here.

Treen House B&B

Newly renovated vegetarian/eco-friendly B&B in an unspoilt, magical location.  All rooms en-suite. Use of guest lounge.

The Studio, Treen

The architect designed Studio is located on the west side of Penberth valley in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 8 mins walk from the Path

Sea View House

Long standing B&B offering comfortable accomodation, conveniently situated for Coast Path.

Porthgwarra Holiday Cottages

Six holiday cottages in and around Porthgwarra. Porthgwarra Cove Cafe open 10-3pm daily.

Lands End Hostel and B&B

Family run boutique Hostel and B&B, 1/2mile from Lands End. Great for walkers, cyclists, Lejog. Close to The Minack, St Just Airport & Sennen.

Sunnybank House B&B

Comfortable B&B close to SWCP. Free WiFi. Sea Views. Packed Lunches with prior notice. Refreshment trays. Hair Dryers, TV

Bosula House

Bosula House, set in a peaceful location. Val & Paul offer a warm, friendly welcome, comfortable night’s sleep, ensuite rooms and a good breakfast to start your day.

Lamorna Pottery B&B

We offer an en-suite family room sleeping 4 as well as double & twin rooms available. Single night stays. Evening meal by arrangement. Seating area and outlook onto patio and woods.

The Old Forge - Sykes Holiday Cottages

One of many exceptional holiday cottages across the whole of the South West

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Route Description

This walk can be accessed by tramper, wheelchairs and pushchairs. See the detailed description at phototrails.org

  1. The village of Treen is situated 3½ miles east-southeast of Land`s End and lies within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The village has a popular pub, The Logan Rock Inn, a village shop, cafe and campsite with views to both Logan Rock and nearby Porthcurno.

  1. Treen overlooks the Penberth Valley and sits about a kilometre inland from Treryn Dinas, an Iron Age promontory fort, or cliff castle.

People have occupied the impressive rocky promontory at Treryn Dinas since early prehistoric times. Flint tools have been found dating back to the Mesolithic, or Middle Stone Age, period. The local eighteenth-century antiquarian William Borlase mentions a Neolithic stone circle, although there is little to be seen of it now. The ramparts and ditches of the Iron Age promontory fort are visible, however, defending the landward part of the headland, as are the remains of stone houses within. Coins and a copper brooch from Roman times have also been found here..

  1. At the end of the promontory is the famous Logan Rock, or rocking stone.

Logan (pronounced 'loggan') is derived from an English dialect word meaning 'to rock', and it is thought that the original word was the Norse name for 'wagging the tail'. Some 80 tons in weight, nonetheless the Logan Rock was dislodged in 1824 by a group of high-spirited British seamen, led by the nephew of poet Oliver Goldsmith. It had become a popular tourist feature, and local residents insisted that the Admiralty should make the men restore the stone. This they did, with the help of 60 men using 13 capstans with blocks and chains from the dock yard at Plymouth, at a cost of £130 8s 6d.

Local legend says that a giant and his wife once lived here, and there is a smaller logan rock nearby known as the Lady Logan Rock, supposedly the form of the giantess after she was turned to rock by the curses of the husband she had just murdered.

Treen was described by Francis Kilvert who visited Cornwall for two weeks in 1870 ... “and we came to a strange bare wild village where everything was made of granite – cottages, walls, roofs, pigs "crows" (sties), sheds, outbuildings, nothing but granite, enormous slabs of granite set up on end and roofed with other slabs.”

Parking

Treen Pay & Display Car Park - TR19 6LG

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