Part of this route can only be walked in dry weather, so ideal now.
As always we start at Golberdon crossroads, laminated copies of this and other walks are available at the parish hall porch. This walk is a nearly 6 mile walk.
Take the road opposite the war memorial sign posted to South Hill.
Continue pass Keadeen B&B, down to the bridge at Coombe and Phil Cole the butcher and Coombe Small Animal Hotel.
Up the slope pass Trewassick around the bend and look for the double metal gates on your right hand side. The footpath sign is missing. The gate opens easily and please carefully close it behind you. There was young cattle here yesterday and an electric fence which is easy to duck under, I advice you not to touch it. Plus if you run the cattle will run, if you stop they will stop.
Keep the hedge on your left all the way to the gate in the bottom corner. Again an easy gate to open, close putting the rope over the post.
On the road turn RIGHT, past Tregate and the bridge. Can you spot the marker stone, on your left? Pass Higher Ford and the wide sweeping verge (the road was widen here some years ago)
At MANATON take the narrow track to the right of the entrance. This brings you onto the Jericho Rd, straight ahead you’ll pass The Chutney Shed. Just before Jericho there is a field planted with Lavender, and just after the narrow point where the pot holes always are, there is a marker stone on your right.
And onto Camelot Kennels and the dangerous main road, taking care, cross over.
A short way on your right you’ll see a gate into the woods at Holmbush. Take the track and if you have time, explore some of the paths, otherwise, at the junctions take a left, right, left, right, left, until eventually you’ll come to the old mine buildings.
Take the path through the buildings and around to the right following a steepish path dropping down into the road. This is Stoke Rd at Kelly Bray, go RIGHT and pick up the pavement , look for painted stones here.
At the Swingle Tree pub, cut through the car park and cross the main road again and keep RIGHT.
Pass Appleby Lodge and at the next track off to your LEFT take the sign posted Bridlepath. Following the track you’ll come to a metal gate, it’s off it’s hinges, so take care opening and closing. On your right, you’ll see a lovely dated granite marker stone.
Keep following this stoney track, taking in the views of Callington on your left. Eventually you’ll come to a track that joins from the left from Maders, that’s another walk, today stay straight on. Just before the track narrows, there are 2 gateways opposite eachother, on your right is another marker stone.
Continuing, the track become grassy and muddy, fine in dry weather but unadvisable on foot when wet, At the end of the track turn LEFT and soon you’ll see The Chutney Shed again. Keep to the road.
At the junction turn RIGHT then immediately LEFT this junction is known as Beech tree locally. The road is narrow for a short distance , then widens out. From here to Golberdon this area was GOLBER DOWN all open common land, until divided and enclosed in the 1800’s.
Follow the road straight back to the crossroads where you started.
We’re very fortunate to be able to enjoy walks from our doorsteps and have many footpaths, BUT do think about where these take you, some do pass close to homes so maybe best to rethink your routes, plus there is stock in the fields, please think, be responsible (think you are if you’re reading this) and STAY SAFE.
Ali will be leading the CALSTOCK FOOTPATH SOCIETY Monthly walk on August 18th Here’s a rough outline offering a 3.5 to 4 mile and a 6.5 miles route.
Both routes start at The Doctors surgery on Haye Rd at 11am and take the lane to Frogwell, where we pick up the Footpath to Pencrebar Farm and the track down to Callington Newbridge. We follow the river and cross fields looping back around to Caddapitt and take the footpath through the woods for a lunch stop before heading onto to Haye Mill where you can see the working water wheel. The shorter walk will take Haye Rd which leads directly back to the start. 4 stiles, some ups and downs.
The longer walk will continue through the woods and emerge at Southland Farm and pick up South Hill Rd. we past the new homes being built opposite the fire station to Bowling Green. Crossing the road and going up Florence Hill we pick up the track behind the college bringing us out eventually near Tesco on Tavistock Rd and making our way back to the cars. 6.5 miles.
No dogs unless service dogs, (there will probably be animals in the fields) free to members (join for 6 quid) and 3 quid for non members. Bring a drink and packed lunch and wear your walking gear, should be dry all the way underfoot.
Questions : email@example.com or phone 01579 384544
Beat the Bounds sponsored walk 26th May. Start at St Sampson’s Church at 10am for a short service followed by refreshments and begin walking at 10.45am
3 MILE circular walk. http://www.geograph.org.uk/showmap.php?gridref=SX320735
Starting at Linkinhorne. Park by The Church House Inn, maybe explore the St Melors Church 1st! and finish at the pub. Make sure to check opening hours . (now closed)
Exiting the church main gate, turn left and take the road towards Rilla Mill around the bend and at the next junction note the stone stile over the hedge by the gate. Take this and see ahead the gateway straight in-front of you. This field and the next had a crop of maize. Go in a straight line towards the large tree and spot a wooden fence just to the left, taking you down over a stone hedge stile.
Keep on a straight line and you’ll discover a stream in-front of you. Depending on the level of the water, will depend where you cross. BUT cross you must, through the small gate or over the hedge (we climbed over the hedge just to the right of the gate) and went straight on, by the best pathway we could find out of the bog. Head to the gateway just left of the house in the post and rail fence, into the garden, and keep just above the pond.
See the stile in the hedge ahead, taking you into the driveway.
Cross over the driveway, entering a grass field by a small gate and aim for the top right corner, to a stile.
Over this stile into a field that had sunflowers growing, keep the hedge on your left and go straight to the metal gate and road. Turn right. The FP signpost is just about still standing here.
After a short distance you’ll come to a crossroads at BUTTS HALWINNICK .. keep straight on past Clampit Cottage on your left.. then on your right, the FB signpost was just about hanging in there, enter the field via a new metal gate. (the old gate discarded inside on the left) Looking straight ahead see the next metal gate. Once here look behind to see the lovely granite post. Continue straight across this field, sown with grass seed to another metal gate.
The next couple fields are permanent pasture land, keep the hedge on your left, with an old track running alongside. Eventually you’ll see buildings ahead, the track leads you to a metal gate and a lane, taking you by a number of buildings at PENGELLY. Follow this driveway which brings you onto a road, turn right and continue all the way back to Linkinhorne. Turn right just before the red phone box, back to the pub/church. Great views of Sharpe Tor on the way out and Kit Hill on the way back. This walk can be easily extended by joining up with other footpath walks. Enjoy.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 🙂
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
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 email@example.com https://www.oliverscornwall.co.uk/saintsway.html
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 (no dogs as stock here, maybe a bull) 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 narrow 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