Walk of the Month: Portwrinkle to Sheviock
A circular walk from the beach and tiny harbour of Portwrinkle to the small village of Sheviock, thought to be Cornish for "abounding in strawberries", with a church abounding in mediaeval tombs.
- Portwrinkle beach and harbour
- Wildflowers in spring
The initial route to Sheviock is on small, quiet farm lanes. The route then passes through Sheviock via the churchyard to join a footpath which passes a mindleboggling display of primroses during the spring. The path leads through woods along the stream, past the fishing lake and via a corridor of wild garlic to reach Crafthole. After skirting around the Finnygook Inn, the walk crosses the golf course to the Coast Path and follows this past Finnygook Beach to return to the tiny harbour at Portwrinkle.
Gradients: There’s a steady climb on the approach to Crafthole. The steepest climb on the route is from Portwrinkle on the appropriately-named Donkey Lane to reach the main road.
Distance: 3.8 miles – Steepness: Moderate
Footwear: Walking boots, or trainers in summer
Dogs: There are no stiles on this walk. Livestock are unlikely on the route (path is fenced off the fields by the stream).
Primroses. Daffodils out in the churchyard. Wild garlic coming out.
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