Walking Britain graphic

Gillan & Nare Point from Porthallow
Introduction to Walk 2009

Photo from the walk - Gillan & Nare Point from Porthallow

Region - Cornwall AONB

County/Area - Cornwall

Author - Parc an Grouse Bed & Breakfast

Length - 4.7 miles / 7.6 km

Ascent - 650 feet / 197 metres

Grade - easy

A great short Cornwall walk starting from Porthallow on the Eastern side of the Lizard peninsula. The walk includes woods and famland to reach Gillan Harbour. The return leg follows the South West Coast Path back to the start with many beautiful seascapes along the way. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).

Walk Description  Map showing start
 

Maps   Ordnance Survey Logo   Anquet Maps Logo

Ordnance Survey Explorer 103Sheet Map1:25kBUY MAP
Anquet OS Explorer 103Digital Map1:25kBUY MAP
Ordnance Survey Landranger 204Sheet Map1:50kBUY MAP
Anquet OS Landranger 204Digital Map1:50kBUY MAP

It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

Digital Maps - For more information on digital maps go to Anquet Maps. Digital maps, including Ordnance Survey, Harvey Superwalker and British Mountain Maps, are available for your PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android tablet and phone.

Other walks nearby

Walk 2088
2.6 miles / 4.2 km away
Rosemullion Head from Mawnan
Grade - easy
Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km
Walk 2001
3.0 miles / 4.9 km away
Coverack & Lowland Point
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 4.2 miles / 6.8 km
Walk 2007
3.2 miles / 5.2 km away
Helford Passage & Frenchman's Creek
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 2010
8.9 miles / 14.2 km away
Housel Bay & Bass Point from the Lizard
Grade - easy
Length - 3.5 miles / 5.7 km
Walk 1032
9.3 miles / 14.8 km away
Kynance Cove & Cadgwith from the Lizard
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 2003
10.6 miles / 17.0 km away
Cowlands, Coombe & Roundwood Quay from Trelissick
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 9.0 miles / 14.6 km
Walk 1027
12.7 miles / 20.3 km away
Nare Head & Portloe from Veryan
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 1033
15.8 miles / 25.3 km away
Dodman Point & Gorran Haven
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km
Walk 2208
18.1 miles / 29.0 km away
Marazion - a town stroll
Grade - easy
Length - 1.0 miles / 1.6 km
Walk 2206
20.4 miles / 32.6 km away
St. Ives - a town stroll
Grade - easy
Length - 1.5 miles / 2.4 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

Recommended Reading

Walking in Cornwall

Walking in CornwallThis guidebook includes routes to 40 day walks in Cornwall. From short, easy strolls to longer, wilder routes, there is plenty to appeal to both families and experienced walkers. The walks explore the interior and coasts, including walks through picturesque villages, old tin-mining areas and the Lizard and Land's End Peninsulas.
More information

Social Media

Follow Walking Britain for the latest news.

the people's poncho 2.0

Lightweight, stylish and lightweight alternative to traditional waterproofs ideal for walkers. More info.

Mountain Weather

Stay safe on the mountains. Use the Met Office specialist reports or their iOS or Android Apps (here & here) which offer detailed forecasts for most mountain areas in the United Kingdom.

New to Walking?

Click for a simple guide of how to start walking. Includes a guide on how to select your walks.