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Ordnance Survey Map Explorer 106
Distance 10 miles

We stayed in the excellent Treglos Hotel in Constantine Bay. The bus stop in the village is just two minutes walk from the hotel, opposite Constantine Bay Stores and the surf shop. From there I caught the 556 First Kernow bus from Constantine Bay (10h04) via St Merryn (10h08) and Harlyn Bay (10h13) to Padstow (10h23).

The bus dropped me at the old railway station. I could have walked upstream along the Camel Trail to Bodmin, but I left that walk for another day. Padstow is St. Petroc's Stow, site of a monastry founded by St. Petroc long before the Saxons reached this far west. Viking raids eventually forced the monks inland to Bodmin.

Coastpath to Harbour Cove

After walking through Padstow harbour, I took the signposted route to the War Memorial at St. Saviour's Point. The War Memorial offers great views back to Padstow and across the Camel estuary to Rock and Brea Hill south of Daymer Bay.

The path continues north past St. George's Cove and then to Harbour Cove where another twist of the Camel has produced the wide sands of Tregirls that stretch out to the Doom Bar

The fields immediately north of Harbour Cove were excavated by Time Team. They found evidence of Iron Age occupation as well as trade with the eastern Mediterranean in Roman and Post-Roman times.

Snack at "Rest a while tea garden"

Coastpath to Harlyn Bay

Lunch at The Harlyn Inn

Coastpath to Constantine Bay


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  1. Canada Goose
  2. Pheasant
  3. Fulmar
  4. Gannet
  5. Cormorant
  6. Shag
  7. Oystercatcher
  8. Whimbrel
  9. Herring Gull
  10. Great Black-back
  11. Kittiwake
  12. Razorbill
  13. Woodpigeon
  14. Collared Dove
  15. Skylark
  16. Swallow
  17. Rock Pipit
  18. Meadow Pipit
  19. Robin
  20. Whinchat
  21. Stonechat
  22. Blackbird
  23. Wren
  24. Jackdaw
  25. Rook
  26. Carrion Crow
  27. Raven
  28. House Sparrow
  29. Linnet
  30. Goldfinch
  31. Corn Bunting
Possibles (?) and...
Very dubious possibles (??)
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Created 30/04/15
Last Modified 02/02/17