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The famous South West Cliff path, with its amazing views, is rated by Lonely Planet as one of the top walks to be found anywhere in the world. 

Mevagissey car park - PL26 6SU
Mevagissey car park
6.4 miles (10.2 km)


A demanding but delightful walk through china clay country. The route starts from the picturesque fishing village of Mevagissey and travels inland through the medieval settlement associated with the famous Lost Gardens of Heligan before returning to the coast along the Pentewan Valley, where Cornwall's richest tin stream was first worked in prehistoric times.

This walk is particularly good for dogs as it passes a beach and pubs where dogs are welcome. Have a look at our Top Dog Walks on the South West Coast Path for more dog friendly beaches and pubs. 

The Coast Path is steep in places, but the rest of the route is on a cycle route, with a good surface and mostly gentle gradients.