Category Archives: Walks

Coads Green – Bathpool 5 miler 2 1/2 hours ish.


From Coads Green village hall exit to the right and fork off right. After 1/4 mile see the footpath on the right. Keep the hedge on the right to a gate and onto another gate into a yard by the farmhouse at West Tremollet Farm.

Once on the road, turn left and immediately right past the farm buildings see the footpath crossing the field. Keep the telegraph poles on your left down to a gate. Go straight across this field staying to the right of the barn at 1/2 Acre farm and follow the track, keeping right enter the field on the right. (This field was in corn when we visited so we back tracked to the gate by the barn and followed the wire fence to the corner where a gate lead us back into the same field.) A little way on there’s a stile in the hedge, keep on this line heading towards great views of the tor and cross 5 more fields with sheep and cattle and horses, none took any notice of us. The stile in the fence by the water trough was abit wobbly. Head to the bottom right corner gate onto the road.

Turn right and right again into a narrow lane and down to cross a stream at an old clapper bridge at Heronsford, then up to meet the road. Right takes you to Coads Green so go left to Bathpool village and turn right to the lovely bridge and The Old Mill House.

Back track from the bridge and stay on the road as far as Meneth Chy on your right, and follow a track to a diverted footpath taking you up onto a lane and go left. At the crossroads turn right, unsuitable for vehicles, and stay on this track to a T junction and turn left.

Past South Combe Mill look out for the pond and see a cross on your left by North Combe. At Westcombe, on the corner, take the footpath into the grass field on the left and see a stile in the hedge at about the 2oclock position, by a tree. Keep leftish cutting the corner you ‘ll see a stile into the next field. Straight ahead spot the stile by some pallets taking you out onto the road.

Turn right. At the junction turn left and follow the road back to Coads Green and the start.

The Copper Trail


The Copper Trail is a 60 miles circular walk around Bodmin Moor.

Divided into 6 sections Ali and friends are walking the route in Sept/Oct. If interested in the whole route or a section, or joining us along the way somewhere please contact iamalihumphreys@yahoo.com

Minions to St Neot 8 1/2 miles

St Neot to Bodmin 13 miles

Bodmin to Camelford 6 miles

Camelford to Five Lanes  10 1/2 miles

Five Lanes to Minions 9 miles

There’s a book written by Mark Camp who we have contacted and will be joining us for some sections and sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm. If you would like a copy, let me know and read up on some of the history on our doorstep.

setting off my pathetic attempt at a selfie with the group 🙂

Walking Festival


Sun 9th: Liskeard to Looe Walk. Meet Liskeard Station (main entrance) 10.30am. Walk is about 11 miles and takes around 6 hours. Please bring refreshments. At the end of the walk, journey back to Liskeard by train or bus.

Sun 9th: Mt Edgcumbe Country Park Walk. Organised by the Ramblers, more details HERE

Mon 10th: Antony Passage Walk. Organised by Saltash Walk & Talk Group. More details HERE

Tue 11th: TBC

Wed 12th: West of Fowey Walk. Organised by the Ramblers, more details HERE

Wed 12th: Artists of Polperro Talk. Festival organiser Mark Camp will be giving a talk about the history of artists in Polperro. Starts 7.30pm Pelynt Village Hall nr Looe.

Thur 13th: Polruan Village Walk. Meet Polruan Quay More details HERE

Thur 13th: Unlocked Liskeard Walk. Discover the history of Liskeard as part of Heritage Open days. More details HERE

Fri 14th: Liskeard Geology Walk. A different way at looking at a towns buildings. More details HERE

Sat 15th: Duloe Ale & Cider Fest Walk. Celebrate the 18th birthday of the walking festival with a shortish walk through the Looe Valley to the ale fest. Catch train from Looe at 10.20am

Sun 16th: Drangways of Liskeard Walk. Explore the ‘alternative Liskeard Heritage trail’ More details HERE

https://www.visitcornwall.com/whats-on/sports/south-coast/looe/south-east-cornwall-walking-festival

PLUS Ali is walking on Sunday 23rd and Monday 24th Sept – walking THE SAINTS WAY  from Padstow to Fowey (28 miles ish). If you would like to join us for the whole walk or a part,  let Ali know ASAP Thank You iamalihumphreys@yahoo.com  https://www.oliverscornwall.co.uk/saintsway.html

Maders, Trevigro 5 1/2 mile loop.


5 1/2 mile circular.     Maders, Haye Mill 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. (and maybe the cattle have followed you 🙂 )

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. Continue reading

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

Any comments email events@south-hill.co.uk

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


www.visitcornwall.com/whats-on/sports/south-coast/looe/south-east-cornwall-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.