Portreath to Perranporth

24/8/13 Another August Saturday and so we went to Saltash again rather than use the A30. Train to Redruth and bus to Portreath. I'd forgot about the Portreath Arms.

So it was early pints of  Cornish Knocker (4.5%) and Devon Darter (4.5%) for £5.70. A few locals were in early. Then it was across the road for a pasty each. We always seem to get pasties at the bottom of hills. After the road out, we return to the coast and more ups and downs between the sea and an MoD airfield.

This continues for a while along with some signs of mining until the beach at Porth Towan comes into view. We then descend to the village and the Unicorn.

Pints of Tribute (4.2%) and Youngs (3.7%) for £7. It felt like a beach bar, but was pleasant enough. We then passed a beach bar before ascending, descending through Chapel Porth and ascending away from that beach.

We continued around St Agnes Head before descending into the village itself where there is a pub with its own brewery.

The Driftwood Spars was unsurprisingly busy. We were offered a taste of different beers, but that felt like cheating and so we plumped for Montol (4.1%) and Alfies Revenge (6.5%) for £6.20. Seemed like a nice place.

After another climb out, it was past another airfield, more mine remains and Cligga Head until Perran Sands came into view.

The wind was getting up now, but just as we were deciding whether to press on or not, the Seiners Arms appeared.

So after pints of Ginger Tosser (3.8%) and Lushingtons (4.2%) for £6.60, it was the bus to Truro station and train back to Saltash.

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