A Passage to Helford
14 people attending
6 places left
The first of our 2 consecutive hikes along the Cornish SW Coast Path.
Saturday: A Passage to Helford
Sunday: Coverack & Back
Today our walk will begin in Porthallow and head North following the SW Coast path to Helford. Passing intriguingly named PoI's such as "Snails Creep", "Nare Head", "Parbean Cove", "Ponsence Cove" before reaching the mouth of the Helford river and following it upstream to Helford village.
At Helford you will have free time for pictures, Cornish cream teas or perhaps a ferry over to the north side, prior to returning to Porthallow back the route we came.
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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Are very welcome to join us on this event but we do ask the following:
- Please appreciate the fact that not everyone is a dog owner or lover- especially when we stop to eat
- Please ensure you adhere to the Countryside Code at all times - see (Keeping Dogs Under Effective Control)
- If your dog is uncontrolled and strays in open land frightening other animals or livestock, the leader is supported by the OutdoorLads board of trustees to ask you to leave the event as this is not acceptable behaviour
- We cannot guarantee that this route is dog friendly - there may be styles to carry your dog across.
- Your dog needs to have the stamina to keep up with the group. This may be an issue if it's a hot day.....bring a bowl and water for him/her.
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