Porth Reservoir Walk
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Porth Reservoir Walk

Porth Reservoir Walk

Distance: 5.7mi
Elevation: 748ft
Time: 2.5-3h

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The Porth Reservoir Walk is a relaxing excursion in Cornwall that will take you through a variety of terrain for lovely views of a lake. While out walking the trail, you will make your way along the shores of the Porth Reservoir, before traversing a tranquil stretch of woodland terrain and exploring the picturesque Cornish countryside. This is a great walking route if you are looking for a variety of views without much in the way of difficulty.

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Getting there

The trailhead for the Porth Reservoir Walk can be found at the Porth Reservoir car park, just 3.5mi east of Newquay.

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Porth Reservoir Walk Description

If you are looking to disconnect from the outside world and reconnect with nature, then the Porth Reservoir Walk is a great option to do so. This fantastic adventure is just under 6.2mi and will take you through the varied terrain that can be found in Cornwall for some awesome views of the countryside.

Setting out from the car park, you will make your way east and enter into the dense cover of the forest. Here, you will enjoy some views across the calm surface of the Porth Reservoir as they become available through the intermittent breaks in the tree cover. After reaching the eastern point of the lake, you will follow the trail as it breaks off to the southwest and exits the tree cover.

Here, you will begin making your way uphill across the open countryside, before arriving in the hamlet of Colan. After passing by the Church of St Colan, follow the road as it leads east and offers some nice views of the surrounding farmland. Eventually, you will turn to the north and begin making your way downhill, looping around to arrive back at the reservoir along the edge of the forest. From here, you will enter back into the tree cover and retrace the initial segment of your walk to return to the car park where you began.



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