Walking Coverack to Dean Quarry
Distance 2.5 miles (4.0 km).
Grid reference SW782183 to SW804202.
Park your car at any of the car parks in Coverack - we used the charity car park and paid into the honesty box as requested. Our route followed Walk 19 in Book 1 of the 'Classic Walks Cornwall' Series. Cross the road carefully and bear left along a tarmac road. Keeping the sea to your right, head northeast along the road to its end. Now about 10 minutes into your walk take the wider unmade track seaward. Bear right as indicated by the Coastal Footpath marker post. Cross a stile and continue heading towards the shore. Pause awhile to look back across the bay to Chynhalls Point and on to Pedn-myin. Several streams cross the path making it muddy in places.
Proceed through the leafy corridor crossing a stream and stile. Where the path splits shortly, take the seaward route and climb away from the beach. Negotiate another stile and drop down to the level area (raised beach) between Pedn-myin and Lowland Point. The prominent rocks ahead right are Great Wra. You should now be about half an hour into your walk. Use well placed stepping stones along here to get you through the boggy areas. As you near Lowland Point itself take care near the low cliff edge. The NT sign at Lowland Point grid reference SW800194, is reached just on the hour mark.
Walk due north now on the pebble strewn path, the quarry buildings at the Dean (Gabbro) Quarry now filling your view. Take time to read the large white notice warning about blasting times at the Quarry. If the red flag is flying or the hooter sounding then blasting is imminent - TAKE CARE. The jagged looking rocks about a mile off shore are the infamous Manacles Rocks (Mên Eglos - Church Rocks). If you wish to return to your car, take the footpath up through Treglohan to meet the road before heading back to Coverack through Trevalsoe and Boscarnon. Otherwise you can continue north along the coastal footpath passing the jetty, Dean Point and on to Porthoustock just over a mile away.
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:
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