Cadgwith is one of those must visit Cornish Coves. With chocolate box style thatched cottages, a working fishing harbour and small rocky beach cove it is very popular with visitors to Cornwall and is the feature on many Cornish postcards. This circular cornish walk takes you past the rocky cliffside feature of The Devil’s Frying Pan.
Distance – 2.5 miles
Time – 1½ hour
Difficulty – Easy
Facilities – Toilets and shops in Cadgwith
Parking – Car park above Cadgwith
Where you go
At the entrance to Cadgwith carpark turn right and head up the road, at the junction turn left and continue past a further road leading off to the left. After 100 yards take the public footpath sign posted to the left heading away from the road. Head over a stone stile into a field, as you look towards the church tower, head left towards the telegraph pole across the field. Climb the stone stile in the hedge and head towards the church keeping to the right of the field.
Cross over the stile into the churchyard, then head over the stile next to the small double gates at the far side of the church. Follow the track left towards a gate, and then onto a road. Head left down the lane, past the first public footpath sign on your right, then follow the road to the left passing a farm.
After the farm the road runs parallel to the coast, then you reach a sharp lefthand bend, here turn right. Cross the stile to a farm gate sign posted as a public path. Follow the path towards the sea, take a righthand path at the gate which leads to a bungalow, this is the coast path. At the bottom bear left in front of a stone stile and follow the coast path towards Cadgwith. You will pass The Devil’s Frying Pan. Follow the coast path past the National Trust house ‘Ruan’ and through the gardens of ‘Hillside’ and over a stone stile.
At the t-junction head right to bring you back into Cadgwith, you will pass a sign for the footpath which take you to the car park. You may want to explore the cove of Cadgwith first though before leaving.