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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 wood gate, pass through here and continue down to another small wood 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. Planted with broadleaf trees in 2017.

Continue following the wire fence, keeping left, to a wood stile. Take care on the stones as it can be wet and muddy here. Follow the path to a small wood gate into a narow lane. Follow this to the road and turn right to Trevigro. (If you were to turn left this would bring you to Caddapit and the water works.)  

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 at Trewolland. 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.

Trebartha Open Gardens n Hydro System

Trebartha  open the file for more info on Trebartha.

The Hydro system has been operational since December 2015. Water is taken off at the in take area on the Withey Brook, just below Hawks Tor, through a 1.2 kilometre stretch of pipe, dropping 90 metres down to the Turbine House. The turbine is a 4 jet vertical shafted pelton wheel, with a 350 kw generator. The power is fed to a high voltage transformer in the adjoining enclosure before being exported to the local WPD grid. The scheme is estimated to generate some 1,000 MWhs of energy a year – enough for some 2000 domestic properties – this could vary +/- 30% depending on rainfall.

A Newsletter produced by and for the Parish of South Hill

Welcome to the South Hill Connection Newsletter!

Newsletter number 82, October 2020

Your newsletter with news, events, information, silly stuff, important stuff.  Keep sending your items, photos, history, ANYTHING of interest email Thank You.

In this edition of the South Hill Connection:

  • Halloween Fun
  • Apiary Man
  • Fundraisers
  • Recycling
  • Parish Council News
  • Parish Hall News
  • Church News

And much more…

Newsletter full version – click here…  and Condensed version here

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Calstock Footpath Society

Circular walk from Calstock to Cotehele   Sunday 25th October    Leader : Stephen Docksey

Meet 10:30 at Calstock Village Car Park GPS N50° 29’ 43.76” W4° 12’ 19.89” SX 40139 68617

The full walk of 7 miles, and strenuous, is No 9 in Calstock Footpaths Society’s series of walk guides, taking in Okel Tor, Harewood, Calstock church, Church Hill, Higher Kelly, Danescombe Farm, Cotehele House and Mill.  Returning to Calstock via Cotehele Quay and Lower Kelly.  For those not wishing to do the whole walk, there are several opportunities for a shorter option.

Walking shoes or boots recommended.  Please bring coffee, a packed lunch and something to sit on.  Sorry unsuitable for dogs. Non members will be asked for a donation of £2.

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Neighbourhood Plan Update, May 2015

On March 21st the Community Day displayed results of the Parish Plan Survey – an excellent event with well over a hundred people attending to add even more opinions to the original comments.

Your Neighbourhood Plan committee are still working hard to pull this information together and present it as planning policies.

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