above: Mevagissey Harbour
Duration / Distance: 1 hour / 2 miles
Terrain: Steep hill at Cotna stiles, muddy when wet at Galowras Mill.
Overview: Wide open views across the Portmellon valley to the sea, and down to Mevagissey harbour (pubs, restaurants, fish)
Leave Cotna through entrance way then immediately right along the hedge of the oval field. Over the stile on the right, cross 2 horse fields on the path, then over the 3rd stile and down steep grassy hill in Sanctuary Wood.
Turn right at bottom through gate, follow path over stream, across wild field, over stile into West Bodrugan Wood nature reserve. Keep to the level path until the gate onto the lane. Turn left down to Galowras Mill, then turn right to follow the signed public footpath through a gate and stream, up to fields.
Follow the field track along the valley, then up to the left and into Penwarne Farm. Go through the farm buildings and up the lane to the road; turn left uphill to the next bend then take the footpath on the left across the field. Turn right along the footpath to the top of Polkirt Hill. Mevagissey is down to the left, with great views down to the harbour.
Option: For the last section just follow the road after Penwarne Farm for an easy road walk with occasional views across the bay.