We have such great walking right from our doorstep. We are right on the edge of Bodmin Moor. Both the North and South Coasts of Cornwall are in easy reach. After a good walk you can rest up in luxury in your cosy cottage. The South East Cornwall Walking Festival is happening this week with all the details below
Gunni to Calstock Walk
Start Calstock station to catch the 9.27 train to Gunnislake.
Length 8 miles
Time 5 hours
Join local resident Jane Kiely for a walk along the River Tamar via New Bridge, then up into the woods to see all the amazing remains of The Clitters mine, returning to Calstock via the Tamar Valley Centre at Drakewalls and the lovely Danescombe Valley area. Tea available in Calstock on return.
Bring packed lunch and drinks.
Kilmar; To the end of the line.
Start: Minions 10am
Length: 4 miles
Time: 4 hours
Join the ever popular Iain Rowe for a walk out along the old railway line across Bodmin Moor, from Minions to its terminus at Kilmar Tor. Discover plenty of archaeology and some stunning views.
Bring packed lunch and drink.
Wear suitable clothing and footwear for moorland walking.
West Looe Walkabout (Evening walk)
Start Looe Library 6pm
Length approx 2 miles
Time 3 hours
Discover the history of West Looe on this evening walk with Mark Camp, co author of The Book of Looe. From tide mills to tourism, see how the ‘other side’ of the river developed over the years.
Start Menheniot Village Centre (Toilets, shop), near church. 10:30
Length 4½ miles
Time 2 Hours
Join Looe U3A Walking Group on a walk through the Cornish countryside between moor and coast. Away from the usual walking routes this walk explores the fertile farmland of south east Cornwall, passing several sites associated with the booming lead mining industry of mid-19c.
National Trust Walk
Start Looe Railway Station 10.30am
Length 8 miles
Time Approx 5 hours
A circular walk with a National Trust Ranger that encompasses the Coast and Creeks around Looe. Starting from the station the route will head west through the town towards Hannafore and along the SWCP to Talland. After a break (there is a Café and a Pub at Talland) you will walk inland towards Kilminorth Woods and follow the Giants Hedge back towards West Looe.
(All donations for this walk go to helping our work in Southeast Cornwall of which the National Trust manages around 3,000acres. For more information please visit our website at www. nationaltrust.org.uk)
Start: Minions 6.30 am (tbc)
Length: 2 miles approx
Time: 3 hours
Join us for an early morning walk at Minions to hopefully watch the sunrise on the Autumnal equinox. We will also look at the prehistoric sites dotted around that part of the moor and discuss what their role might have been.
Bring a flask of something warm!
Details to be confirmed
The Lost History of Polperro
Start Crumplehorn Inn Entrance 10.30am
Length approx 5 miles
Time finish around 4pm (there will be an hours break at lunchtime in the village for refreshments)
There is much more to Polperro than fishing and smuggling! Join festival organiser Mark Camp on a walk around this picturesque village and its surrounding coast to discover more!