Portreath Trail 3 - Cliff and Woodland Trail

This trail extends Trail Two further along the Coastal Path giving you much more chance to enjoy the views. On a good day you’ll be able to see from Godrevy lighthouse in the south-west up to St Agnes head in the north-east.

You then cut back on yourself down a lane leading to a delightful hamlet called Combe. From here you cut into Oak Wood and through Tehidy Woods.

In the northern part of the woods there is an ancient earthwork whilst in Oak Wood, earth banks that were once field boundaries can still be seen. The Basset family obtained the manor house in the middle of the 12th century. Converted later to Tehidy Hospital (sometimes referred to as Tehidy Sanatorium), it was an isolation hospital for patients with tuberculosis, but in later years also dealt with patients who had strokes, head injuries and various respiratory disorders.

Over the years most of the wards closed and finally the hospital shut completely in April 1988, and has now been converted into luxury apartments. Several new luxury houses have also been built around the former hospital buildings. There is no public right of way through this section of the park.

The trail takes you back to Portreath alongside the golf course and then down into the village itself.

Address: Portreath village car park

Lat: N 50° 26′ 11.56″
Long: W -5° 29′ 25.55″

OS Grid Ref: SW 65415 45323

Distance: 9.4 miles

Terrain: Moderate

Facilities available for this trail

Parking – Parking at the start in village car park

Picnic areas – all along the trail are places for picnics

Eating and shopping – village store

Public houses – The Portreath ArmsThe Waterfront InnThe Atlantic Cafe BarTehidy Cafe


Family and children friendly – good trail but some rough sections

Cycle trail – good trail but some rough sections

Bridleway trail – trail is suitable

Walking trail – a gentle to moderate trail

Disability access – not suitable for wheelchairs or scooters

9th January 2023 11:16 am

Portreath Trail 3

  • Author: Administrator
  • Created: 9th January 2023 11:16 am
  • Updated: 9th January 2023 1:15 pm
Route type: Bridleway/Cycling/Walking Trail
Difficulty grade: Moderate
Disabled Friendly: Not Suitable
  • Distance 9 miles
  • Time 3 h 45 min
  • Speed 2 mph
  • Min altitude 20 ft
  • Peak 302 ft
  • Climb 1611 ft
  • Descent 1608 ft

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