Coverack & Back
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The Second of our 2 consecutive hikes along the Cornish SW Coast Path.
Saturday: A Passage to Helford
Sunday: Coverack & Back
A moderate day walk along the SW Coast path from Porthallow to the picturesque fishing village of Coverack.
At Coverack we will stop for a break where you can take pictures, relax and enjoy a Cornish Cream Tea.
We will return to the original start point back the way we came along the SW Coast path, we can finish the day off with a refreshment at Porthallow.
For those interested, there will be an option to either take dinner at the 5 Pilchards or a BBQ back at PK Divers.
Why not make a weekend of it and stay local with some fellow ODL members, options include:
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What to bring
Water: bring at least two litres
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Day rucksack: typically 20-30 litres, they are comfortable to wear and allow you to use your arms freely
Boots: waterproof and breathable and designed for hiking, trainers are OK if the ground is dry and there’s little chance of rain
Gaiters: recommended for wet weather or boggy conditions
Socks: proper walking socks will keep your feet dry and help prevent blisters
Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
Trousers: ideally no jeans as they become heavy and cold in the rain, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
Waterproof jacket: essential when hiking in all but the calmest of weather, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry
Gloves: Windproof, or better still, waterproof gloves are the best choice, bring a spare pair if expecting rain
Hat or cap: stay warm in winter and shaded in summer
Sunglasses: for any sunny day, even in winter
Sun cream: can be useful even on cloudy and winter days
Snacks: bring biscuits, energy bars, gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit for example and put them somewhere easy to get hold of
Lunch: bring a packed lunch unless otherwise stated
Food & drink
Bring packed lunch and plenty of water