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StLevan Churchtown

St.Levan Churchtown


This lovely secluded corner of West Cornwall is rapidly aquiring a reputation as a birding hot-spot , with such rarities as Yellow-billed Cuckoo , Veery and Radde`s Warbler having been found in recent years, along with more regular migrants.

Church carpark Churchtown

The Church sits on the east side of a shallow valley which runs down to the sea at Porthchapel Beach. A field is employed as a car park (£1 honesty box) ; and the footpath to the beach and cliff-path is opposie the turn into the park. The area has superb bird habitat - the images above show the varied conditions around the Church and at the top of the footpath.

Churchtown fm West Radde`s Field

The footpath drops down into the valley and across a small stream before diverging -one way over the hill on the cliff path to Porthgwarra and the other way along the Western side of the valley and down to the beach. The area immediately upstream from the bridge forms the private gardens of Grey Gables Guest House.

St.Levan Churchtown - Travel Directions

From Penzance, take the A30 for Land`s End. Turn left at Catchall (about 3 miles out of Penzance) onto the B3283 for St.Buryan and Porthcurno. Continue through St.Buryan and follow signs for Porthcurno. On reaching Porthcurno, continue through the valley and up the steep hill on the other side , then continue all the way along this road until St.Levan Church comes into view. Enter the car park , turning right up a short , steep slope into the field.

From the Land`s End area, take the B3315 off the A30 just east of Land`s End , signed Porthcurno (about 3 miles).

St.Levan Churchtown
Lat/Long 50°02.4 N : 5°39.6 W
NGR 380:222
Porthchapel Path
Birdwatching on the path to Porthchapel Beach
Porthchapel Beach
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Grey Gables Guest House - Accommodation in the heart of this prime birdwatching site.
Tel. 01736 810421 (Mrs Thomas)
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