Where to walk - by Division

Updated: Apr 7

Whether or not you've taken your unit out for a walk before, here are some route suggestions for each Division, which can all be found, with plenty of other routes, on iWalkCornwall. For ease, the name of each walk is linked to the relevant page on the iWalkCornwall website.


Caradon Cotehele

Looe, Woodland, River and Coast, 3 miles/4.8km, easy to moderate.

Following West Looe River to its confluence and then to where it meets the Atlantic by one of Cornwall’s mediaeval ports.


Kilminorth Woods and Giants Hedge, 3.1 miles/4.9km, moderate.

Woodland walk alongside West Looe River and Giants Hedge which divided kingdoms of the Dark Ages, centuries before the ancient trees you see now were even seedlings.


Caradon Tamar

Cremyll to Maker Church, 3 miles/4.8km, moderate.

A circular walk on a peninsula protruding into the Hamoaze estuary and where the land was dotted with gun batteries, defending against a potential invasion by Napoleon.


Carrick North

St. Agnes Beacon and Wheal Coates, 3 miles/4.8km, easy to moderate, spectacular views.

Circular walk between St Agnes and the engine houses of Wheal Coates via St Agnes Beacon.

Carrick South

Towan Beach to Place House, 3.3m/5.4km, easy to moderate.

A walk on contrasting coastlines from rugged Roseland to sheltered creeks of Percuil river opposite St Mawes.


Kerrier

Gwennap Pit to Carn Marth, 2.7 miles/4.3km, easy to moderate.

Panoramic view across Cornwall, Wesley preached in the pit.


Penrose to Loe Bar, 3.3m/5.3km, easy.

Circular walk along the Loe Pool to the Loe Barback via the farm on the hill spur which in Cornish gave the name to the Penrose estate.


North Cornwall

The Camelford Way, 1.8 miles/2.9km, easy.

Short and easy circular walk from Camelford through wildflower rich meadows by River Camel to clapper bridge at Fenteroon


Warbstow Cross and Bury, 2.6 miles/4.2km, easy to moderate.

Fairly easy walk through fields and country lanes – iron age hill fort, mediaeval church


Padstow to Harbour Cove, 3.1 miles/5k, easy.

Through Padstow’s mediaeval network of streets to the church, Elizabethan Manor Prideaux Place and Tregirls Farm with panoramic views of estuary and returning along the beach.


St. Tudy to Wetherham, 2.4m/3.9km, easy to moderate.

Countryside walk from 15th century church through grounds of 18th century manor at Wetherham returning to the church ale house.


Penwith

Hayle and the Towans, 2.7 miles/4.3km, easy.

Circular walk on the Towans where Cornwall’s beam engines were cast using sand from a prehistoric lagoon when West Penwith was an island


Gwithian and Upton Towans, 2.4 miles/3.9km, easy to moderate.

A circular walk around the nature reserve in the sand dunes that was once the National Explosives Works where young girls manufactured dynamite from nitro glycerine, two tonnes of which detonated causing a shock wave that broke windows in St. Ives and Penzance and could be heard on Dartmoor.


Botallack Head, 2.5 m/4km, easy.

Circular walk around Cornwall’s iconic mining remains, used in Poldark.


Restormel

Kings Wood and Pentewan, 3.2 miles/5.2km, easy.

Easy walk through Kings Wood Woodland Trust reserve along the track bad of a horse drawn tramway carrying china clay


West Pentire and Polly Joke, 2.2 m/3.6km, easy to moderate.

Circular walk through poppy fields (end of May/June)


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