Landscape Photo
Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

Route Filmstrip & Description

A gentle trail from the popular tourist destination of Padstow, past the War Memorial and out along the South West Coast Path to Gun Point where remnants of Napoleonic fortifications can be seen. The route follows the Camel Estuary giving views over Daymer Bay, Pentire Point and back along the Estuary towards Wadebridge. The surface is tarmacadam until St George's Cove and then mixed stones until Gun Point. There are a couple of gentle gradients - up to the War Memorial and passing St George's Cove. Wheelchairs, pushchairs and trampers will enjoy the terrain. You can turn around and come back at any point. An alternative route back into Padstow past the War Memorial descends on roads back to the harbour streets.

Surveyed by: Allan Ginman, November 2013 (Autumn)
Accessibility Rating: 3More Information
Distance: 3.7 km

Public Transport: The Western Greyhound 555 bus runs regularly between Bodmin and Padstow, via Wadebridge, stopping at Padstow Bus Terminal, on the main road above the town. For timetable information visit Traveline at www.travelinesw.com or phone 0871 200 22 33.
Car Park: Plenty of parking in Padstow. However, Padstow gets extremely crowded in high summer.
Steps: No
Barriers: No
Toilets: In Padstow. However, you may have to pay to use them!

Full Profile

Take the path to the left up a gradient of 1:15

Start Take the path to the left up a gradient of 1:15

 

View

The views on  a clear day are lovely.

View The views on a clear day are lovely.

The path has recently been  upgraded by Padstow Council.

Path The path has recently been upgraded by Padstow Council.

Keep going straight up the hill. The gradient is never steeper than 1:30.

Path Keep going straight up the hill. The gradient is never steeper than 1:30.

 

Seat

Ignore the path on the right which goes down to the Rock Ferry upper landing stage.

Direction Ignore the path on the right which goes down to the Rock Ferry upper landing stage.

 

Gradient

 

Path

There are plenty of seats all around this area.

Path There are plenty of seats all around this area.

This gate is normally kept open.

Gate This gate is normally kept open.

The War Memorial provides wide-ranging views over the Camel Estuary.

Feature of Interest The War Memorial provides wide-ranging views over the Camel Estuary.

The path turns to gravel and tarmac

Path The path turns to gravel and tarmac

 

Surface

 

View

There are occasional changes in surface

Surface There are occasional changes in surface

 

Path

 

Path

The gravel is well maintained

Path The gravel is well maintained

These steps lead down to the beach at St George's Cove.

Step These steps lead down to the beach at St George's Cove.

 

Information

 

Path

On wet days this part of the path can be muddy in places.

Path On wet days this part of the path can be muddy in places.

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

Gun Point.

Feature of Interest Gun Point.

 

Path

 

Path

At this point the path change from gravel to compacted sand and earth.

Path At this point the path change from gravel to compacted sand and earth.

We turned around here and made our way back to Padstow.

Surface We turned around here and made our way back to Padstow.

 

Path

 

Surface

An alternative route is to take the path that forks right at the War Memorial keeping on the level.

Direction An alternative route is to take the path that forks right at the War Memorial keeping on the level.

 

Path

 

Path

Pass by these memorial gates and ...

Gate Pass by these memorial gates and ...

...follow the lane down.

Path ...follow the lane down.

Turn left at the end of the lane.

Path Turn left at the end of the lane.

Make your way down the road back into the middle of Padstow. Beware of some steps at the end of the pavement on the left. We walked along the quiet road.

Path Make your way down the road back into the middle of Padstow. Beware of some steps at the end of the pavement on the left. We walked along the quiet road.

Path

Padstow to Gun Point Phototrail

 

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Accessibility Info Amenities Info Facilities Info Features Info Way Finding Info
Barrier
Clearance
Gate
Gradient
Obstacle
Seat
Step
Surface
Visibility
Width
Accessible toilets
Blue Badge parking bays
CarPark
Public Transport
Toilets
Bird Hide
Boating
Cafe
Fishing
Museum & Heritage
Shelter
Viewing Platform
Visitor Centre
Water  Sports Centre
Wildlife
Feature of Interest
Information
View
Direction
End
Path
Start

 

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Vertical Profile

This is an approximate vertical profile with samples taken at 100m intervals along the trail.

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