Woodland, farmland, sea and quay

Walking trail

Walk to the sea, along the coast path, up through farmland and Bohortha hamlet and return through woodland along the estuary. Take in everything the Roseland has to offer.

Roseland Porth riverside waymarker


Roseland Porth walk map


Porth car park


Follow the pink arrow way-markers along the route. From the car park head toward the cafe and toilets to find the first arrow, directing you to Towan beach.


When the path splits at the beach turn right, keeping the sea on your left, walk along the low sandy cliff overlooking Towan beach (look out for seals!).

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Eventually you reach a wooden gate onto Killigerran Head. Continue along the coastpath until you reach a pink way-marker pointing right. The track leads away from the sea, up through fields (often with grazing cattle), to a gate in the hedge.

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Once through the gate there is a short section of road, turn right, walk carefully along the lane and look out for a pink arrow. You will bear left into the hamlet of Bohortha.


Continue up hill through Bohortha and follow the green winding lane (sometimes muddy) out of the hamlet.


The lane takes you out to farm fields, follow the pink way-marker left, go through the wooden gate, and follow the path down the hill, with the hedge on your right and arable field on your left.

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Hop over the stone style and follow the path by the hedge line to a wooden gate, leading in to woodland.

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Carry on downhill through the trees and down the steps. Views of the river will open up on your left, you will pass a break in the hedgerow and a stone style on your left, here you can take a detour to the foreshore if you wish.

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Follow the woodland route, as it gradually takes you North along the Percuil River with views across to Percuil and St Mawes. The path winds its way up and down along the edge of Froe Creek, with views through the trees to Pelyn cottage.

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Follow the path out of the woods and back to the car park where you started.


Porth car park

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Woodland, farmland, sea and quay

How to get here

car park at Porth, near Portscatho, Cornwall, TR2 5EX
By road
From A30 take B3275 via Ladock, then A390 towards St Austell, turning onto A3078 to St Mawes. Turn off A3078 signposted Gerrans/ Portscatho, travelling through villages to Porth.  The car park on your right.
Woodland, farmland, sea and quay

Facilities and access

  • car park
  • toilets open year round
  • cafe