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

Route Filmstrip & Description

A short, one mile, walk from the remote and picturesque cove of Porthgwarra up to the lookout post at Gwennap Head. The main walk is along a metalled surface which is generally of good quality. There are two speed bumps and a gate the gradient is fairly steep in places (average approx 1:16 (6%) max. 1:6 (16%) approx). For those with dedicated off-road scooters there are several paths that can be explored with care. There are toilets but there is no wheelchair access and there is a small shop where teas and ice creams may be bought in the summer. for more information visit-http://www.southwestcoastpath.com/photos/photograph/5400/

Surveyed by: Steve CRR, July 2012 (Summer)
Accessibility Rating: 3More Information
Distance: 0.7 km

Public Transport: No
Car Park: Pay and display, small with a reasonable service accompanied by a larger this even overflow car park.
Steps: No
Barriers: Yes, large 5 bar gate, see photo.
Toilets: Small but not accessible.

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Viewpoint not accessible via wheelchair or scooter

View Viewpoint not accessible via wheelchair or scooter

Toilets are NOT wheelchair accessible.

Toilets Toilets are NOT wheelchair accessible.

Not blue badge.

CarPark Not blue badge.

photo of car park from path

CarPark photo of car park from path

Overflow carpark

CarPark Overflow carpark

path just outside car park

Start path just outside car park

this part of the path is metalled and has a good even surface.

Path this part of the path is metalled and has a good even surface.

 

Surface

 

Path

 

Path

there are two speed bumps just the for the gate.

Obstacle there are two speed bumps just the for the gate.

the gate is fullwidth and not easy to open or close but it is not usually  locked

Gate the gate is fullwidth and not easy to open or close but it is not usually locked

 

Path

the path becomes more even

Surface the path becomes more even

and the gradient increases to a maximum of about 1:6 (16%)

Path and the gradient increases to a maximum of about 1:6 (16%)

 

Path

 

Path

although the path is rough here it should be fine for all but the smallest mobility scooters.

Gradient although the path is rough here it should be fine for all but the smallest mobility scooters.

 

Gradient

Max gradient approx. 1:6 (16%)

Gradient Max gradient approx. 1:6 (16%)

 

Path

Lookout post, Unfortunately a very misty day.

End Lookout post, Unfortunately a very misty day.

Possible extension. Grade 5. app.200m
uneven path to the south,passible only with caution and on a purpose-built off-road scooter.

View Possible extension. Grade 5. app.200m uneven path to the south,passible only with caution and on a purpose-built off-road scooter.

Possible extension. Grade 5. app 0.5 miles

uneven paths to the north west, passible only with caution and on a purpose-built off-road scooter.

Information Possible extension. Grade 5. app 0.5 miles uneven paths to the north west, passible only with caution and on a purpose-built off-road scooter.

 

View

Viewpoint not accessible via wheelchair or scooter

View Viewpoint not accessible via wheelchair or scooter

Viewpoint not accessible via wheelchair or scooter

only via very steep and uneven slipway.

View Viewpoint not accessible via wheelchair or scooter only via very steep and uneven slipway.

 

Cafe

 

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Portgwarra Phototrail

 

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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
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End
Path
Start

 

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