Altitude 6m a.s.l
Bashers Harbour © LucasTimmer
Basher's Harbour (known traditionally as Lesceave Por/Porthevall) lies to the east of the attractive beach at Praa Sands and just to the west of Rinsey Head and its solitary cliff-top house.
There are two approaches to Basher's Harbour, the first being the more scenic.
From the A394 Penzance to Helston road at Ashton, take the narrow lane signposted Hendra. The lane leads down to a small car park above the eastern end of Praa Sands Beach. Either take the coast path towards Rinsey House, or for 2-3 hours either side of low water, walk along the shoreline from the end of the beach below the car park through a maze of sea-polished boulders and patches of sand to the crag.
The second approach leaves the National Trust car park below Rinsey Farm. From the car park, follow the coast path westwards, cross a stream in a shallow valley, and reach a junction with a path that leads back eastwards towards Rinsey House. Follow this path for 20m and then take the small path at the junction towards the sea and to the crag.
|This crag seems to take a lot of seepage and so does not seem to be a good winter venue. 19th March '06 after several dry days most of the routes were wet.
Sorting out which route is which is a bit trickey at the moment - there are two seperate lists of new routes on javu as well as the guide. The top needs stakes for belays, some are in place, but it is probably worth taking some spares with you (it's only 10 minutes walk from the carpark).|
Mark Kemball - 20/Mar/06
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