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Maders, Trevigro 6 ish mile loop.

6ish mile circular.     Maders, Trevigro loop                                                            July 3rd 2018

From Golberdon crossroads, take the Callington/Maders road, past the bus stop and spot the track on your left, follow this to a metal gate and into a grass field. The footpath deadends at the farm but the landowner has given permission to follow the hedge on the right around to a gate into the next field. Cross straight over, to a gap in the hedge and use stepping stones over the water. There maybe stock in this field, sometimes there’s sheep and today there were curious cattle. Follow the fence to the gate at the end and through into the adjoining field and a short distance to a double metal gate on your right. Through into another field go straight across to the road gate on the South Hill to Maders road at the junction with the Manaton entrance. Looking back you’ll see Caradon Mast, Cheesering and Sharp Tor and also see St Sampsons church at SOUTH HILL.

Take care crossing the road and take the track off to the right. This brings you out on the corner on Jericho Road. Keep straight on past THE CHUTNEY SHED and on the corner take the track off to your right. This is usually impassable but with the dry weather is now a great walk.

Keep going, veering off to the right ( going left will bring you out at Appleby Lodge in Kelly Bray) this stoney track brings you out onto the Maders road. Turn left and there are wide verges to walk on, past Woodlands Farm entrance, past East cottage driveway and all the way to WOODLANDS LODGE on the right.

Turn right down the driveway, at the bend turn left by a large tree, there’s a mown path to a hedge to scramble over onto a track, follow this around to the right, through the gate which has a sign “beware of the bull”, and onto the next gate, following the track straight ahead. Views of Callington to your left and behind you KIT HILL. There are 2 gates ahead, take the left hand gate into a grass field , there’s a caravan by the left hedge.

Keep the hedge on your right, note the footpath sign, go around the corner and spot the small wooden gate in the bottom hedge. This time of year the ferns are really high, but the well worn footpath is still visible straight through them and will bring you to another small gate and steps down onto a track.

Turn left, over a sleeper bridge, ( pass the footpath to Southland Farm on left ) and through a metal gate, a chicken house is on your right and Bearland House, the driveway eventually comes out at Bearland Bridge. Note the granite markers on either side of the bridge.

Going straight ahead, take the driveway and stream to Haye Mill, note the leet and sluice gate along the way. The Mill has a working water-wheel which you can see when you turn right just before the house entrance, through a metal gate off it’s hinges into the woods. The mass of foxglove were a picture.

Follow the path along by the wire fence , underfoot is dry all the way to the stile this time of year. The stepping stones lead the way on a  well- worn path to a small wooden gate  into a narrow lane that leads to the road.

Turn Right to Trevigro. At the junction, by the bench, there’s a footpath that leads to Trewolland, on this day, I ignored that path as the stinging nettles were not cut back. These routes meet up, if you stay on the road through Trevigro, and turn left by the old chapel to Trenavin House, a concrete driveway takes you past the house.

Ahead is a small picket gate into a 50 acre field , cut straight across this to a low stile into the road and turn right and then left back to Golberdon…..

(alternatively at the picket gate, if the crops are wet, turn right up the narrow shaded path and at the end turn left, past the barking dogs and back to GOLBERDON. Taking in the views and the shade from the line of old beech trees.


There is an outside toilet at the hall and picnic tables in the play park.

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Bray Shop loop 7 -9 miles road walk

While the fields are so muddy, here’s a road walk via Bray Shop.

Can be 7, 8 or 9 miles total. After 5 – 6 miles stop at the Church House Inn, Linkinhorne for a break (The pub is closed on Mondays)

From Golberdon Crossroads:

Take the South Hill Rd to St Sampson’s Church. You may find some South Hill Rocks around the building.

Take the Trefinnick Rd to Bray Shop.

Keep left at the busy main road, staying on the pavement, past the notice board and look around the corner of the barn and spot the BS Boundary Stone. Why SB?

Cross the road and walk down the Lanhargy Rd, past, Lavender cottage, Blagdon, Springfield cottages. (Opposite the Old Chapel House a footpath takes you to Linkinhorne, try when the fields are drier.)

At the entrance to Great Lanhargy Farm take the Exwell road on the right, which loops around through Trerefters. (If you want the 7 mile option, continue straight on here and don’t turn off to Exwell)

Keep left at the junction and left again at Middle Trelabe, then past Higher Trelabe.

At the junction TAKE CARE. This is the main Coads Green, Bray Shop Rd and a fast straight stretch.

Cross over, the sign says 1 mile to Linkinhorne and 2 miles to South Hill.

The wooden sign post further on has seen better days, the sign to Bray Shop is missing but at this junction at the field gate you’ll spot the waymarker for the footpath, the other end of the path from Lanhargy Chapel. Interesting to wonder how many people walked this route in the past.

Continue on … and as you round the bend and start down hill, take a right into the cemetery, follow the path and you’ll emerge on the corner.

Take a right to St Mellor’s church and the pub, (both interesting to explore) or continue straight on, past the red phone box to South Hill.

Retrace your steps by turning right past St Sampson’s church on the Golberdon road. A similar fate as the previous wooden signpost… the arm has come off.

OR for an alternative here and a little extra distance, go straight on past Higher Ford and Manaton, then turn right, at the Beech Tree, (Caradon View) and follow the road back to the crossroads .. you will have walked a total of 9 miles this way with views to Caradon Mast, Cheesering & Sharpe Tor.

This walk and others are laminated and can be found in the box on the seat in the parish hall porch at Golberdon crossroads. PL17 7ND

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Here’s looking forward to some drier, warmer weather soon.

Dog owners, most of the lanes are very quiet and you may feel you can let your dog run free, please be aware there are lots of sheep in the fields, some with lambs and some due to lamb, keep your dog within eye sight. This way you’ll also notice when it stops to “do it’s business”. There are no poo bins on this route, if you’re going to put it in a bag, carry it home DO NOT put plastic bags in the hedge, and never over the hedge, for many reasons, there are horses along the way and dog poo can have a devastating effect on them. Also dogs eating horse poo isn’t good either. Just be watchful and responsible.

Penharget 6.5 miles

Penharget Circular 6 ½ miles, 2 hours. Mostly dry under foot even in December. On quiet roads, tracks and footpaths.

From Golberdon crossroads, walk through the recreation field, past the hall and the play park, out through the pedestrian gate, be careful crossing the road, into “The Square” and walk down “back lane” footpath. Keep right, passing the houses at Moorland View, and along the foot path to Trewoodloe lane. Turn left and follow the lane through Trewoodloe, down the hill to Egypt (see the old pump on the left) and join the main Pensilva road.
Turn Right. Take care, keep in to the side and watch out for vehicles on this road.
At Kerney Bridge take the sign posted footpath alongside the water works, through the wood and following The Lynher river, take advantage of the recently installed bench at “the beach” and continue over the stile out to the road.
Turn right and this will bring you to Bicton Bridge, with the remains of the water wheel and leat (water was rushing through here today).

Continue up around the corner and turn right into the wood, through the gate.

Pay attention to any posted signs, as they do have shooting here. There’s a number to phone for more info.
The ground under foot is much improved and dryish, as there’s been logging and planting here recently. Keep going, the stream is on your right, turn right when you spot the turn and a footbridge that crosses the water.

Scramble up the track/gully till you come out at Burnt Wood at the top of Scrawsdon Hill.

Turn left and in 50 paces turn right to Mill Lawn (For Sale sign).
Follow the newly tarmaced road.
(At Cobwebs you’ll see a footpath signposted, this will bring you back to Scrawsdon Farm just above Kerney Bridge.)
Continue past the stables and farm buildings and onto Mill Lawn cottage and then through Penharget Wood. (I saw a couple deer here today). Finally you’ll arrive at the junction with Penharget Cottage. Turn right.
Pass the farm, keep going down and up the hill to the Junction (close to the telephone exchange).

Say Hi to the pony, Keep Right and follow this road (to Golberdon), down hill all the way past Longridge and arriving back at Kerney Bridge.
(For an extra 2 ½ miles longer road walk, turn left to Mornick, at South Hill turn right and right again, back to Golberdon).
Or Continue up the hill, retracing your steps by turning left, pass the pump and up the steep hill to Trewoodloe and back on the lane to the footpath on the right to Moorland view houses, then left, up back lane into The Square and over the road into the recreation field, play park and the parish hall.
Or continue without turning off and continue into Golberdon and back to the crossroads.

September Walking Festival

Now in its 17th year, the South East Cornwall Walking Festival celebrates the wonderful countryside in and around south east Cornwall. Join local guides who know the area inside out, who will lead you to hidden viewpoints, deserted beaches and picturesque villages.

Saturday 16th September  … Up the hill to fetch a pint of..

Start: Sandplace Station 10.40 (coincides with train from Looe and No 73 bus from Liskeard)Starting the festival off with a walk up the river then through the woods and the orchards to the Duloe Beer & Cider Festival. The walk will take about one and a half hours, depending on your thirst.. ….Once at the festival you are free to imbibe and leave when ready, there are busses back to Looe or Liskeard.

Sunday 17th September  … A Quethiock Quest

Start: 10.30am Outside the Church gate (please note, parking near the church is limited, please park on the top road near the school.)

We wanted to lead a walk somewhere different this year, in a part of South East Cornwall we have never explored before. The parish of Quethiock is one of those places few people go to unless they live there, or are lost. So, we intend to go there and not get lost and hopefully learn something about a traditional farming parish. The walk is a mixture of quiet lanes and footpaths covering around eight miles. Some hills and may be muddy in places. Please bring a packed lunch and snacks.


Monday 18th September

Antony Passage Walk

Start: 10.30am, St Stephens Church, Saltash,  (SX417584) Walk lasts approx two hours.

Join Saltash Walk & Talk Group for a gentle stroll down along this fascinating creek, part of the Forder Conservation Area. Meet. Walk alongside Forder Lake from Forder village to Antony Passage, up steps through woods and fields to Trematon Castle. One steep downhill at start, some hills with an alternative to St. Stephens Hill on the return.

Lostwithiel Town Walk

Start: Lostwithiel Community Centre (SX105599) at 11:00 am. Walk is about 90 minutes. Cost £3.50 per person.

Join the Lostwithiel Museum Guides for a fascinating walk around the former capital of Cornwall.

Tuesday 19th   T.B.C

Wednesday 20th …. An Introduction to Bodmin Moor

Start: 10.30am Heritage Centre Carpark Minions.(SX263713)  Walk lasts approx two hours.

Join the Tamar Valley Walk & Talk group for an easy walk along moorland paths from the village of Minions.  A great introduction to Bodmin Moor if you don’t know the area.

Thursday 21st …. The Great Looe Guided Pub Crawl

Start: The Rose Garden, Fore St, East Looe, 7.30pm

Back by popular demand! An evening walk around Looe looking at the role the various pubs, inns and bars have played in the town’s history.

Friday 22nd … Rediscovering a Parish

Start: 10.40am Outside Looe Library

The parish of Talland no longer exists, though the church sits proud on the coast between Looe and Polperro. Join festival organiser Mark Camp to explore the surrounding countryside and coastline, much loved by smugglers in the past.  Walk is around seven miles in length. Some hills and may be muddy in places. Lunch stop will be at Talland beach where there is a cafe but feel free to bring a packed lunch and snacks if preferred.

Saturday 23rd ….

FORAGING with Andy Pearson

Start:  St. Stephens Church, Saltash  1.30pm- 3.30pm (SX417584)

Join the friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve for a walk looking for edible plants. A fun afternoon suitable for families. Please bring a mug and a spoon to enjoy soup cooked on the foreshore.

Wear suitable clothes and footwear. Any queries contact : Mary Langworth on 01752 843852 or Bob Austin on 01752 844666

Caradon Explorer

Start: 10.30am, Tokenbury Corner, on the B3254 between Liskeard and Upton Cross.  (SX280696)

We finish the festival with a circular walk of 7/8 miles along disused mineral railways, footpaths and lanes visiting some of the industrial heritage of the mining and quarrying activity of South East Bodmin Moor. Leader will be Brian Oldham of Liskeard’s Walkers are Welcome and volunteer at Liskeard & District Museum. Sturdy footwear and a packed lunch are recommended.

A free event, but donations to the Museum’s acquisition fund would be very welcome.

Most walks are free. However walks leaders may ask for a donation (suggested £4/£5) to go towards costs of putting the festival on or towards a charity of their choice.

The festival receives no funding and all walks leaders volunteer their time.

Rilla Mill 7 miler

From Golberdon crossroads, walk through the recreation field, past the hall and the play park, out through the pedestrian gate, be careful crossing the road, into “The Square” and walk down “back lane”. Keep right, passing the houses at Moorland View, and along the path to Trewoodloe lane. Turn left and follow the lane, pass Trewoodloe Castle, Trewoodloe Farm House, Trewoodloe Cottage and turn right into the driveway of Trewoodloe House. Look for the path markers ahead, by the wood pile, keep right then left up the steps and around to the pedestrian gate.

Turn left, the path goes straight ahead, through the gate, keep the hedge on your right to the next gate, and straight on, down across the steep grass field to a metal gate. Through here you go straight ahead towards the farm house and left down the driveway, coming out at Berrio Mill.

Turn Right, see the old well on the right, and follow the old leat along the quiet road to Wagmuggle. (A great name, the origin is not known but is shown on a 1748 map) Turn left by the house and down to the stream, cross on the granite footbridge and enter the grass field. Keep the wire fence on your left. The river Lynher can be heard a few hundred yards away. Go over the stile and keep straight ahead. The reeds on your left are a good indication that this land is a flood meadow and attracts wild geese and heron can be spotted on the river bank. Spot the path on the left as it goes over 2 granite footbridges and through a wooden gate. This route was walked by miners from Golberdon and Kerney Bridge to Cheesewring Quarry and other mines.

Follow the track, (can be wet after heavy rain) and go through a total of 5 waymarked wood gates, eventually emerging onto the road (near Browda, the house was built in 1602).

Turn left, follow the road pass Wales Cottage, Beneathwood Farm (listed building) and an avenue of ancient trees, bringing you to the granite “entrance” posts. Cross the road, continuing on the footpath, used by fishermen. Over a stile into a grass field, (2 horses were here when walked in July) continue straight ahead, brings you to another stile, partially hidden by nettles, this time of year.

Keep straight again, you’re aiming for the house in the distance and the far corner of the top hedge, where you’ll find a gate in gate, replacing the rotting ladder stile. New fencing keeps you to the left over a wooden bridge with stiles either end.

Out into the meadow with great views of Caradon, Cheesewring and Sharptor. Keep the hedge on your right, as you walk up the slope, make use of the bench if you want to enjoy the scenery. Navigate past the dog agility equipment to a pedestrian gate and driveway (at Liverscombe) to the main Rilla Mill road.

Turn Left, down the hill, past the village hall and The Manor Inn is on your left. Be silly not to stop and enjoy their hospitality…….  Your ½ way point. About 3 ½ miles.

Beyond the pub, just before the bridge is Parsons Meadow and play park, another great spot to enjoy a break, (no dogs allowed). You can see and hear the leat water rushing under the bridge, once used to drive the mill here. (The building on the right, was once the home and HQ of Truscotts Omnibus Company.)

Continue over the bridge and turn left, following the road past Addicroft to Plushabridge about a mile.

The bridge on the left was widened and parapet rebuilt in 1913 by Cornwall County Council. (Built to provide access for the miners of Caradon, to the parish church in Linkinhorne.) These ducklings were seen on July 15th.

Option 1, if you want to stay on the roads, back track off the bridge and continue straight on up the hill, bringing you to the telephone exchange, turn left and follow the road all the way down to Kerney Bridge and on up into Golberdon and back to the crossroads. Not quite 7 miles.

Option 2. Go over the bridge, taking note of the mining cottages on the left, with stones stating CJP 1823. Turn Right and retrace your steps back the way you came. You will have walked close to 7 miles.

Option 3. For a longer walk, 8 ½ miles (14km)go over the bridge, turn right, past the footpath used earlier, keep going for 1 ½ miles, passing Browda, and Roundbury (an Iron Age settlement, imagine 2500 or so years ago a thriving community on this back road), eventually you’ll come to Linkinhorne. (You’ve 2 ½ miles back to Golberdon.) Keep right, at the church, St Melors, the tower rises to 120 ft high making it the second highest tower in Cornwall. You may want to take a look at the stocks in the porch and find the slate memorial stone against the east end church wall, which commemorates Katherine Nicholls, there is an amusing verse carved by Daniel Gumb, the eccentric stonemason, born in Linkinhorne on 14th April 1703, died in 1776, lived in a cave, in the shadow of Cheesewring, carved several of the gravestones in the churchyard. Facing the church is a row of cottages, one of these used to house the Sun Inn, in 1841 this small village supported 2 inns. The other The Church House Inn, recently closed, has been called The Stone Masons and …..

Continue around pass the red phone box, on the road to South Hill. In about 300 yards look for the footpath sign on the right taking you through to Mornick.

At Mornick turn left then right at the footpath sign taking you to Trewassick, Lansugle, Trewoodloe and back to Golberdon.



3 1/2 miles, Golberdon Down, Penwarden, Bicton, Kerney, Berrio, Trewoodloe loop

From Golberdon crossroads, take the Trevigro Rd, (pass 2 turns on the right) just after FAIRVIEW kennels take the “hidden” path on your right. At the end (Trenavin House) turn right through a picket fence into a 50 acre field and head straight across, this will bring you out, onto the road to Woodcockwell. Turn right and then left signposted to Penwarden. Through the metal gate, keep the hedge on your left to another metal gate, through this one and keep the hedge on your right, around to another metal gate. There are horses here. Keep going straight on and this metal gate leads you into a track, often wet after rain, and through another metal gate into the stable yard and on out through the last metal gate in this serious onto the road at Penwarden cottage.

Keep left, following the road down to Bicton Bridge. Work starts here on strengthening the bridge, so it’ll be interesting to see what happens here. After looking at the river retrace your steps and continue around the corner, you’re on the road to Tregonnet and can continue back to Golberdon, but for this walk, follow the footpath sign to Kerney bridge, over the stile into the grass field and follow alongside the river.

This will bring you into Tregonnet wood, pass the swing tyre, up the granite steps, by the handrail and follow the path coming out to a gate with stile beside, over this and follow the path to the road. Be careful here as this is the main Golberdon to Pensilva road at Kerney Bridge. Cross the road and take the road towards Mornick. Pass 3 properties and spot the footpath sign on your right, leading up a driveway to Berrio Farm House. Enter thru the pedestrian gate and go straight ahead, up the drive, the path goes around to the top right to a metal gate into a grass field. Through this you’ll spot a post directing you left, straight to the top hedge of a steep field. There are direction markers at the metal gate, continue through this gate and keep the hedge on your left. Keep going to the end, where you’ll see a large drinking trough, go through the gate, into a track, keep straight on pass the post and rail fence and see the pedestrian gate on your right.

Follow this path which brings you out into the driveway of Trewoodloe House, and then into the road. Keep straight/left and pass Trewoodloe Cottage, and Trewoodloe Farm House and then Trewoodloe Castle. Stay on the road and you’ll come to a Footpath sign on your right, directing you along a path and then passing houses at Moorland View. At the end, keep left and stay in tight left, avoiding the road, and you’ll pass behind the Old Post Office and walk up “back lane”, into “The Square”. Take care coming out onto the road, and cross over diagonally passing through the pedestrian gate, by the footpath sign, into the recreational field with the popular children’s play area.

There are picnic tables here, and a public toilet on the side of the hall and wonderful views, and beyond the hall, you’re back at the crossroads.

3 mile loop. Trewoodloe, Lansugle, Kerney Bridge, Tregonnet.

Starting at Golberdon Crossroads PL17 7ND Trewoodloe, Lansugle, Kerney Bridge, Tregonnet 3 miles Loop.
At the crossroads, walk pass by the hall and play area coming out through a pedestrian gate onto the main road. Take care crossing and enter “THE SQUARE” where the pub used to be, many years ago at Honeysuckle cottage, with the blue shutters. Back lane was once a busy thoroughfare with one of the blacksmiths here and leads out past the old Post Office and shop, again closed many years ago. Keep right and follow beside Moorland View houses and a short path onto Trewoodloe Lane. Turn left.

Follow this past a large shed on the right, Trewoodloe Castle on the left and then spot the granite steps on the right, at the entrance to Trewoodloe Farm House. Climb the steps and stile into the field and head for the top left hand corner, over a stone hedge stile. From here aim straight ahead towards the left hand power pole. Take in the views. To your right Kit Hill and left Caradon Mast, Cheesering & Sharp Tor. Once you’re close to the power pole you’ll spot the stile straight ahead bringing you down into Lansugle Road.
Turn left. Follow this quiet road past Lansugle Farm and down the hill. Turn left, this road will bring you to Wagmuggle on the corner. Alongside the cottage, a path leads down to a stream and is a footpath leading to Browda… another day!
Continue on the road, you’ll be following along by the leat leading to Berrio Mill. On the left is a well and a footpath sign leading through Berrio Farm, again another walk for another day.
You’ll also pass an old quarry on your left and eventually you’ll come to Kerney Bridge and the main Golberdon to Pensilva Road. Take care crossing the road. (you don’t go over the bridge) Where the Water Works are now, used to be a saw mill with Garrets Traction Engines. Follow the signpost alongside the fence and over a small stile into the woods. Keep straight on, the river Lynher is on your right. Follow the well worn path, keeping your eyes open for SOUTH HILL painted ROCKS. Use the hand rail by the granite steps, down to the tyre swing.
Keep along by the river, there’s a popular area to stop and enjoy the surroundings, The Parish Council have plans to place a bench here.
The footpath brings you to a field gate with a stile alongside. Continue over this into a quiet road. If you turn right you’ll come to Bicton Bridge and the Old Mill with disused water wheel.
OPTIONS: From here you could come back over the bridge and go up the steep hill to PENWARDEN but for this walk….
from the stile turn left and continued up the hill to the farm (with dog) at Tregonnet. Pass the buildings on the right and old milking parlor with the interesting stone lintel, then pass the new farm house.
On the corner, where the large shed is, was where some local farmers used to bring their sheep to use Mr Gorman’s plunge sheep dip. Not all farms had a dip and it was required to dip every year to protect sheep from parasites such as Fly Strike.
Admire the views here to Caradon Mast, Cheesering and Sharpe Tor. Opposite you’re looking across into Trewoodloe Farm, with Egypt below.
Continuing on will bring you into Golberdon village passing the old chapel on your left. Keep right and turn right by the footpath sign thru the pedestrian gate back into the Recreation Field and play area and the hall, where you started.

Browda 5ish miles loop walk

Browda Loop 5 ish miles 8.5km
There maybe stock in the fields. Leave all gates as you find them. Keep dogs under control.
From Golberdon crossroads, walk thru the hall car park and the children’s play-ground, passing through a small gate onto the road. Take care. Turn left and cross the road, into “The Square” and follow the path down “back lane”. Keep right and pass Moorland view houses and through the path into Trewoodloe lane. Turn Left.
Follow this all the way to Trewoodloe Farm House, (just past Trewoodloe Castle) see the footpath sign post, directing you to Lansugle. Go up the granite steps and over a stile. Keep the hedge on your left and aim for the top left corner of the grass field. Over a stone hedge stile and into another field. Take aim straight ahead, walking towards the power pole on the left, you’ll see the wooden stile beyond. Go over this, and down stone steps into Lansugle road.

Turn left and in the next gateway on the right, spot the footpath sign post and go through the gate. Straight ahead again and you’ll see a pile of stones, just to the left is a wooden walkway, stile and granite foot bridge over the stream. The path emerges from the wooded area over a wooden stile into a steep grass field. Follow the line of trees up, lots of up, to the top and stop and admire the views from here.
At the top of the field is a gate, to the right is a wooden stile, this is the footpath, into a fenced garden. Keep left past the shed and you’ll see a granite stile, with another shed in front of you. Keep right and enter the field through the 1st metal gate (there maybe goats and a donkey here) and aim for the top hedge, there’s a wooden stile to climb over.
On your left is the remnants of an old hedge, walk along this, taking care not to trip on the stones or put a foot down a rabbit hole. At the top, on your right is a stile to clamber over.
Follow the left hand hedge and spot the stile ahead, into another field and straight ahead again a stile into the road. Turn left and you’ll come to the junction at Mornick.
Turn right, up the track, the footpath signpost to Linkinhorne, has seen better days. Continue along the track, keeping left down a pathway, which brings you to a gate, with a For Sale sign on it. Enter the grass field and keeping the hedge on your left, descend to the stream. Go over this and over the stile and again keeping the hedge on your left, come to a metal gate. Enter into another grass field, with St Mellor church in front of you. Keep diagonally right, about 2 oclock, you’ll spot the gate into the road.
Turn left to Linkinhorne. Pass the church and pub (now closed) and at the corner junction, turn off the main road and go straight ahead and follow all the way to Browda Farm. There are great views and you’ll pass the ancient settlement, Roundbury, identified by 3 large beech trees by the road.     You’re about 1/2 way round.
Once you enter Browda, the road turns to the right and a little further on, the footpath is signposted on the left. Follow the path, through a gate. (maybe wet at certain times of the year)
Follow the track through the woods to a gate, then a further gate, over the granite footbridge into a field. Keeping right to the bottom of the field, see the wooden stile in the fence and follow the fence line, on your right, all the way to a wooden gate, bringing you to a granite footbridge over a stream and a path to Wagmuggle.
Turn right on the road, Berrio Mill is on the right, and Berrio Farm on the left, with a footpath signpost. Turn left up the driveway, through the gate, go straight ahead, pass the house on the left and up around to the right, to a metal gate. Pass through this and turn left up across the steep field to the top hedge. Go through the metal gate and keep the hedge on your left.
At the end of the field, go through the gate, pass the fence on your left and spot the small new footpath gate on the right. This takes you down a path between properties and out into the driveway of Trewoodloe House. Continue straight ahead and you’ll come to Trewoodloe Farm House (where you were earlier). Stay on this lane back to the junction. Turn right and this will bring you back to the Golberdon crossroads.


Pigeon Wood footpath walk.

Pigeon Wood Loop about 4.75 miles  7.7km

From Golberdon crossroads, take the Callington road to Maders, be watchful for traffic, especially where narrow. Pass the notice board in the layby and keep going. Leaving Maders you pass the entrance to Woodland Farm then a lane before you reach Woodland Lodge where you enter the driveway, (the footpath signpost is missing). Before the drive turns, by a large tree, go left on the path to a hedge and scramble over into a track. Follow the track around to the right, through 2 metal gates, across a grass field, (there maybe stock here), go through the left gate, lift the rope over the post, into another grass field. Keep the hedge on your right and follow around to a small gate, pass through here and continue down to another small gate and down steps onto a track.

Turn left and continue along the track, over a sleeper bridge and pass through a metal gate. Pass the chickens, you’ll come to Bearland cottage on your right, continue along the driveway to Bearland Bridge. Note the South Hill boundary stone and a way marker stone.

Turn left and immediately right down the driveway to Haye Mill. Just before the house, turn right through a metal gate into Pigeon Wood. Recently planted with broadleaf trees.

Continue and before you reach the ford, take the path straight on, to a wood stile. Take care as it can be wet and muddy here. Pick your way through into the field and follow the path to a small wood gate into a track. Follow this to the road and turn right to Trevigro. 

At the junction there is a bench and a footpath signpost to Trewolland. Take this, across the fields to a stile, though the scrub, over a stile, straight across the field and out to the road. Turn right, go to the corner and take the concrete driveway to Trenavin House.

Just pass the house, the footpath continues through the picket fence, but for this walk, turn right up the covered track which brings you out just before Fair View kennels. Turn left and enjoy the views as you continue back to Golberdon crossroads.

4.5 miler Treven, Mornick, Trewassick, Trewoodloe

Read the route directions before setting off, as there maybe options along the way.
From the crossroads, Take the road signposted to South Hill. Passing Keadeen B&B. Go over the bridge, Phil Coles The Butcher is on the right and Coombe Small Animal Hotel. Pass the entrance to Trewassick on your left and around the next corner, on your right, you’ll see a double gate into a grass field with views to Kit Hill.
Option 1. Enter at your own risk, there maybe a bull in the field, keep the hedge on your left as you walk across the field and exit through the gateway onto the road just above Tregates.
Or stay on the road, past the Old School to the junction, (where Option 1 meets) turn left.
Turn left up the hill and you’ll pass a community notice board, so take note of current events, you’ll then come to St Sampson’s church at South Hill, see the inscribed standing stone and more. (South Hill Rocks on the pathway)
Turn Right at the crossroads, towards Bray Shop. Follow to the entrance of Treven on your Right. Turn Left into a field, avoid trampling on the crop by walking with the hedge on your right around to the opposite corner, scramble over the hedge under a tree and you’ll see a new stile into the next field. There are well behaved horses here that will probably ignore you. Keep left and follow the hedge, then dip thru the gap and keep the hedge on your right to the bottom hedge, Caradon Mast is in front of you. Keep right and spot the new stile on the left, take care as you drop down into the road.
Turn Right towards Linkinhorne with St Mellor’s church in view. Turn left through a gate clearly marked with a footpath signpost, into a grass field.
Walk towards the wind turbine and you’ll see 2 gates before you, take the left hand gate. Keep the hedge on your Right and at the bottom of the field go over the stile, cross a small stream, then walk up the sloping field, keeping the hedge on your right (turn around to see the views and catch your breath) you’ll see a gate in the corner with a For sale sign on it. Go through this gate, into a path which opens into a track and brings you to Mornick. You have walked around 2.5 miles.
Option 2: To avoid fields with animals. Continue straight on down to the bridge and turn left up the hill to Lansugle. You’ll pick up this walk at the footpath marked to Trewoodloe.
OR. Turn Left and follow the footpath signpost by a gate into a grass field on your right. Climb over the stile, crossing to a wood stile and following a straight line ahead to a stone hedge stile in the corner behind a gate. Once you have taken care to negotiate this don’t forget to look around, stunning views in all directions of Kit Hill, turbine at Gang, Caradon, Cheesering, Sharp Tor. Turn right then left along the old hedgerow line, at the end on your left you’ll spot a wood stile into a field with an assortment of friendly animals. Walk straight on to a metal gate.
Option 3: Crossing to the wooden gate ahead you’ll enter Trewassick, follow the track to the road, turn Right you’ll retrace your steps back. Your total walk will be just under 4 miles.
OR Walk to the right corner, there is a stone stile which leads you across a plot to a wood stile into a grass field (there maybe cattle here with a bull so enter at your own discretion) You’re looking into Lansugle in the foreground as you walk to the bottom right corner, where you’ll see a stile into a wooded area, cross the granite footbridge and stile, climb up into the field and head to the gate in front of you.
Turn left and soon you’ll see a footpath sign on your right, to Trewoodloe. (This is where the optional route 2 above will join.) If you continue on this road to the junction and turn right, you’ll return to the crossroads and walked just under 4.5 miles.
Option 4. Climb up and over the stile into a grass field. Straight ahead you’ll see a gate, along the hedge to the left is a stile, head for this. Climb over into another grass field. Keep the hedge on your right and you’ll find a stile in the bottom right corner. This brings you to Trewoodloe.
Turn left, follow the road to a footpath on your right, which leads you pass Moorland View houses and out to opposite the old Chapel, keep in left to avoid walking in the road, walk by the wood fence behind the 1st house which is the old post office, turn the corner and you’re in “back lane” , (where a blacksmiths used to be) this brings you out into the Square (where the Pub was over a 100 years ago at Honeysuckle Cottage, and the Salvation Army Hall). Coming out onto the road, take care, turn left, then cross the road and turning right through a small gate into the recreation field. A lovely spot to enjoy the views, picnic tables are here and a popular children’s play area. You’re back at the Parish hall. You’ve walked around 4.5 miles.