Walk - Hayle & the Towans Trail
6.5 miles (10.5 km)
Hayle Swimming Pool - TR27 5AA Hayle Swimming Pool
Moderate - Although full-distance this is a long walk, it is fairly level and there are numerous shortcuts from the dunes down onto the beach for a shorter stroll.
Starting in Hayle, a centre of engineering excellence during the Industrial Revolution, this walk follows the Coast Path all the way through the dunes to Gwithian, returning along the beach. The shifting sands of Cornwall's second largest dune system make it a Site of Special Scientific Interest for both the geology and its wildlife, and the route passes the site of one of Britain's largest explosives factories during the First World War.
If you are starting the walk by the children's playground on Lethlean Lane, take the path opposite the playground to where it comes out on Black Road. Turn right here and follow the route directions from 2, returning to this point by following the Memorial Walk from the swimming pool.