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Walking with The Greenbank: Rinsey to Porthleven

Join us as we step over the threshold and out into the magic of the stunning Cornish coastline. For all adventure seekers, curious explorers and wild wanderers, we have just the thing to send you on your way…

Cornwall is edged in a wonderful wildness, and every now and then it calls out to be explored. If you’re feeling adventurous, lace up your walking boots and follow us on one of our favourite coastal trails. Taking roughly an hour and a half, this wander from Rinsey to Porthleven rewards walkers with views that more than make up for the challenge.

Walk among relics that reach back in time as you find your way from Rinsey to Porthleven…

Distance: 3.5 miles

With Rinsey Beach just down below, make sure to take in the stunning surroundings. Find your way along the path framed with gorse and heather and explore the abandoned relics of old mine stacks. Today they stand as a charming reminder of our Cornish history, Wheal Prosper Engine House the most famous on this route. Built in the 1860s for tin and copper mining, you’ll walk right past it as you walk around the cliff.

Don’t forget to take in the view…

As you carry on along the South West Coast Path, look out for Porthcew Beach and Trewavas Mine. Named by local fishermen because of the topaz granite sheets at Megiliggar Rocks, the famous ‘stripy cliffs’ can also be found along this stretch of the trail. On clear days you’ll be able to see right around the coast, sea salt misting the air as you go.

Time for a post-walk pint?

As you come to the end of the trail. make your way down into the quaint fishing village of Porthleven. You won’t be able to miss the iconic clock tower and nineteenth century harbour that fills and empties with the pull of the tide. Well known for its foodie scene, Porthleven is the perfect spot to sample some fresh Cornish seafood. Why not pop into one of the charming local pubs for a pint and a bite to eat?

If you’re feeling revived after a Porthleven pitstop, you can extend your walk from here. Just make your way around the harbour to re-join the coastal path. This will lead you towards the neighbouring Penrose Estate and the enchanting Loe Bar. Explore this stretch of sand that divides a fresh water lake from the sea.

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