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1. Leave reception and go to road junction, where you turn right along the road until passing Froe. After passing the house reaching a wood on your right, enter the wood through a gap in the wall and take the left folk signed with a National Trust (NT) badge, not over the footbridge.
2. The path goes through the wood until reaching the National Trust properties at Porth Farm, cross the road and pass through the building, heading towards Towan Beach. The beach is well worth a visit, to view or rest a while. Dogs are permitted on this beach throughout the year.
3. There is a well-trodden path and good NT signage that goes to the right prior to the beach, take this route and enjoy some amazing coastal scenery, both in front and behind you. Remain on the main path as many of the smaller ones are merely animal tracks going nowhere.
4. After some distance, you will spot St Anthony’s Lighthouse rising at the head land. Near to this point there is a fork in the path, take the left-hand fork staying closer to the cliff tops. This will take you to the fascinating St Anthony’s Battery visitor attraction, well worth a short break.
5. After the battery continue along the coastal path, detours to a bird hide and the lighthouse can be taken. The children’s TV programme Fraggle Rock was based and filmed at this lighthouse. The path meanders back along the estuary staying close to the cliff/water’s edge.
6. Opposite St Mawes as you come towards a wood, the path rises to the right and goes through a kissing gate follow the edge of a field until reaching a track, turn right along the track. After a short distance the track forks in front of Place House, take the rising right hand fork, prior to turning left again along a path signed for Place Church and Ferry. The Church is well worth a visit. On reaching the road turn left towards the ferry.
7. At the head of the slip way, pass through the gate on your right heading towards Place Ferry and into Drawler Plantation. Stay on this lower footpath, ignoring two paths to your right signed towards Bohortha. Most of the route is through woods with occasional glimpses of the estuary and rivers. As you travel along the south bank of Porth Creek keep looking up to your left for views of the lodges at Trewince.
8. Eventually you reach the footbridge between Porth Farm and Froe. Go over the bridge and turn left to gain the road and the walk back to Trewince Holiday Lodges which is unfortunately up hill.
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