This Portreath walk starts at the main Portreath car park, and its 5 miles are graded as moderately challenging. This is a circular walk, with one or two steeper hills and it makes for an interesting stroll as it gives an insight into Portreath behind the beach and surf scene.
Portreath started life as an industrial town, and the port was used for the transportation of minerals mines in the area. During the 1700s and 1800s, much of the town was owned by the Basset family, and they even built the harbour you see today back in 1760. This walk passes many of the sites created and owned by the Bassets, as well as the areas of Portreath close to them.