WALK WEST CORNWALL 2017

Dust off your boots, breathe the clear air and discover an amazing landscape with Helpful Holidays’ 21 guided walks (and talks) around the glorious West Cornwall coastline.

Coastal, art, historical, foraging and adventure walks – this family-friendly festival has something for everyone. Many walks are free and dogs are welcome, and a break at one of Helpful Holidays’ cottages will complete your Cornish experience.

Guided walks throughout west Cornwall

Knowledgeable and experienced local guides share fascinating facts

Fabulous jaw-dropping scenery

Stunning views along the way, of cliffs, beaches, moorland and pretty little coves and villages

Stay in a welcoming cottage

Helpful Holidays offer 240 Cornish cottages of all shapes and sizes, all checked out before you check in
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WHERE TO LACE UP YOUR BOOTS

This is a selection of west Cornwall cottages close to the start of walks.
Please click here to browse all the cottages throughout the South West.

OUR SPONSORS

Helpful Holidays would like to say a huge thank you to all the guides, helpers and sponsors for their generous contributions to Walk West Cornwall.

WALKS

Please email info@walkwestcornwall.co.uk for additional details and to book.
Distances are approximate. No charge for children under 12 on any walks.
Please wear suitable clothing/footwear (don’t forget sun cream!). Most walks return to the start point.   

WALK 1 – LAMORNA ARTISTS

Monday 12th June 2017 - 10am

Walk Leader: Rob Fishburn

Difficulty: Easy. Distance 3 miles

Description: A walk especially for art lovers, with information on famous paintings, artists and their homes

Start Time: 10am

Start Location: Lamorna Wink pub car park, Lamorna Cove

Cost: Free

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WALK 2 – CADGWITH COVE AND COAST

Monday 12th June 2017 - 11am

Walk Leader: Anne Bosustow Tryhorn

Difficulty: Moderate. Distance 8 miles

Description: An enjoyable circular coastal walk from the historic fishing village of Cadgwith

Maximum walkers: 20 (excluding children)

Start Time: 11am

Start Location: Cadgwith car park

Cost: Free

(Packed lunch and drink recommended)

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WALK 3 – MÊN-AN-TOL ON PENWITH MOORS
(WALKING FOR HEALTH)
**NEW WALK**

Monday 12th June 2017 - 10am

Walk Leader: Len Newman (Penwith Walkers)

Difficulty: Easy/Moderate. Distance 3-5 miles

Description: A walk around these famous standing stones with information on their history
since the Bronze Age

Start Time: 10am

Start Location: Lay-by opposite Bosullow Chapel on the Penzance to Morvah road

Cost: Free

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WALK 4 – RINSEY ROMP

Tuesday 13th June 2017 - 9.30am

Walk Leader: Rob Fishburn

Difficulty: Moderate. 2-3 hours

Description: An invigorating linear coastal walk ending at Marazion (home to famous St Michael’s Mount)

Start Time: 9.30am

Start Location: National Trust car park, Rinsey

Cost: Free

 

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WALK 5 – HAYLE TOWANS (WALKING FOR HEALTH)
**NEW WALK**

Tuesday 13th June 2017 - 10am

Walk Leader: Len Newman (Penwith Walkers)

Difficulty: Easy. Distance 3-5 miles, Some inclines

Description: A walk in and around Hayle River and The Towans

Start Time: 10am

Start Location: Swimming Pool, King George Memorial Walk, Hayle TR27 5AA (Parking nearby)

Cost: Free

(Refreshments available)

 

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WALK 6 – TOUR OF PENZANCE

Tuesday 13th June 2017 - 10.30am

Walk Leader: Anna (Tour Guide of Penzance)

Difficulty: Easy. Distance 2 miles

Description: An interesting, humorous step back in time, exploring the history,
legends and myths of the historic market town. Visitor or local, this is not to be missed!

Book this walk at www.tourguidepz1.co.uk

Start Time: 10.30am

Start Location: Outside Visitor Information Centre, Penzance Railway Centre

Cost: £6.50

 

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WALK 7 – FORAGING AROUND PORTHLEVEN

Tuesday 13th June 2017 - 10.30am

Walk Leader: Vix Hill-Ryder (Family Foraging Kitchen)

Difficulty: Easy. Distance 1 mile

Description: A wild food walk and forage with outdoor cookery demonstration
showcasing seasonal wild produce found in and around Porthleven

Book this walk at www.familyforagingkitchen.co.uk

Start Time: 10.30am

Start Location: Outside Rick Stein’s Restaurant, Porthleven

Cost: Available on booking

 

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WALK 8 – HISTORIC HELSTON

Wednesday 14th June 2017 - 10.30am

Walk Leader: Anna (Tour Guide of Penzance)

Difficulty: Easy/Moderate. Distance 2 miles

Description: An enlightening and entertaining walk around the famous landmarks of Helston

Book this walk at www.tourguidepz1.co.uk

Start Time: 10.30am

Start Location: Helston Museum

Cost: £6.50

Bookable via link above

WALK 9 – MULLION MARCH

Wednesday 14th June 2017 - 7pm

Walk Leader: Anne Bosustow Tryhorn

Difficulty: Easy/Moderate. Distance 4 miles

Description: An inviting walk with spectacular views from the wonderful Lizard coastline

Start Time: 7pm

Start Location: Tremenheere free car park (second car park on one way system, with the toilets)
Grid reference: SW678193   Nearest postcode: TR12 7HW

Cost: Free

(Returning to Mounts Bay Inn, Mullion, for drinks/refreshments)

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WALK 10 – FORAGING AROUND PORTHLEVEN

Wednesday 14th June 2017 - 10.30am

Walk Leader: Vix Hill-Ryder (Family Foraging Kitchen)

Difficulty: Easy. Distance 1 mile

Description: A wild food walk and forage with outdoor cookery demonstration
showcasing seasonal wild produce found in and around Porthleven

Book this walk at www.familyforagingkitchen.co.uk

Start Time: 10.30am

Start Location: Outside Rick Stein’s Restaurant, Porthleven

Cost: Available on booking

 

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WALK 11 – ST JUST TO GWYNVER
PICNIC ON THE BEACH

Wednesday 14th June 2017 - 10.30am

Walk Leader: Rob Fishburn

Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous. 4 hours

Description: A circular walk from the historical mining town of St Just via spectacular views to
little-known Gwynver beach (and time to relax with your picnic!)

Start Time: 10.30am

Start Location: St Just free car park

Cost: Free

(Bring a packed lunch and drink)

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WALK 12 – HELFORD RIVER HIKE
**NEW WALK**

Wednesday 14th June 2017 - 10.30am

Walk Leader: Len Newman

Difficulty: Easy/Moderate. Distance 5 miles. 3 hours

Description: A walk around the banks of the beautiful Helford River, renowned for its scenic
beauty and marine ecology

Start Time: 10.30am

Start Location: Helford car park

Cost: Free

(Bring a packed lunch and drink)

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WALK 13 – ST BURYAN SAUNTER
**NEW WALK**

Thursday 15th June 2017 - 10.30am

Walk Leader: Rob Fishburn

Difficulty: Easy/Moderate. Distance 6½ miles

Description: From St Buryan to Boskennal to St Loy’s Cove (coffee/lunch on rock beach),
South West Coast Path to Treverven Farm, Pendrea, and return to St Buryan

Start Time: 10.30am

Start Location: St Buryan church

Cost: Free

(Bring packed lunch and/or coffee)

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WALK 14 – PRUSSIA COVE
(WALKING FOR HEALTH)

Thursday 15th June 2017 - 10am

Walk Leader: Len Newman

Difficulty: Easy/Moderate. Distance 5 miles

Description: Wend your way around this dramatic coastline, once famous for pirates and
smugglers – look out for dolphins now instead

Start Time: 10am

Start Location: Rosudgeon Sports & Social Club car park. Postcode TR20 9QE

Cost: Free

 

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WALK 15 – WAY DOWN TO LAMORNA
**NEW WALK**

Thursday 15th June 2017 - 10.30am

Walk Leader: Wanda Summers

Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous. 5/6 miles. Approx 3 hrs

Description: A circular walk with information about the standing stones and time for
coffee at Lamorna Pottery

Start Time: 10.30am

Start Location: First car park on left in Mousehole, above Rockpool Cafe

Cost: Free

(Bring pocket money for coffee!)

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WALK 16 – TOUR OF PENZANCE

Thursday 15th June 2017 - 10.30am

Walk Leader: Anna (Tour Guide of Penzance)

Difficulty: Easy. Distance 2 miles

Description: An interesting, humorous step back in time, exploring the history,
legends and myths of the historic market town. Visitor or local, this is not to be missed!

Book this walk at www.tourguidepz1.co.uk

Start Time: 10.30am

Start Location: Outside Visitor Information Centre, Penzance Railway Centre

Cost: £6.50

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WALK 17 – ST KEVERNE CAPER
**NEW WALK**

Friday 16th June 2017 - 11am

Walk Leader: Anne Bosustow Tryhorn

Difficulty: Easy/Moderate. Distance 5 miles (3 to 4 hours including lunch stop)

Description: Circular route from St Keverne via coast to Porthoustock and inland return

Start Time: 11am

Start Location: St Keverne Square (Parking in square, village car park on road to Porthoustock on left or around area)

Cost: Free

(Bring packed lunch and drink and you may want pocket money for an ice cream stop at Roskilly’s!)

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WALK 18 – LANYON MILL

Cancelled due to illness of the Guide. Apologies for late notice.

Friday 16th June 2017 - 10.30am

Walk Leader: Stuart Emmett

Difficulty: Easy/Moderate. ½ hour walk/talk

Description: A fascinating reveal of the startling WWII secrets hidden away in this sleepy landscape, which have only recently come to light

Start Time: 10.30am

Start Location: Parking area, Lanyon Quoit SW430337

Cost: Free

(Tearoom nearby)

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WALK 19 – WALK BACK IN TIME
OFFICIAL ‘RAMBLERS WALK’

Saturday 17th June 2017 - 11am

Walk Leader: Anne Bosustow Tryhorn

Difficulty: Moderate/Hard. Distance 8 miles

Description: A mainly coastal, circular walk across the glorious Lizard headland to the site
where Marconi received the first wireless signal. Includes visit to the Lizard Wireless Station

Start Time: 11am

Start Location: SW704125 By the information board

Cost: Free

(Admission to the Lizard Wireless Station is £1 or free to National Trust members)

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HISTORICAL TALK 20 – LANYON (PENWITH MOORS)

Cancelled due to illness of the Guide. Apologies for late notice.

Saturday 17th June 2017 - 7.30pm for 8pm start

Speaker: Stuart Emmett

Description: An informative talk

Start Time: 7.30pm for 8pm start

Location: Porthleven Public Hall

Cost: Free admission and refreshments (donations to Children’s Hospice South West
will be gratefully received)

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WALK 21 – BABY DOWN THE WELL

Cancelled due to illness of the Guide. Apologies for late notice.

Sunday 18th June 2017 - 10.30am

Walk Leader: Stuart Emmett

Difficulty: Easy. 2/3 miles

Description: An historical tour in and around Madron, with its rich history of human
settlement since the Neolithic Age

Start Time: 10.30am

Start Location: The fields at Carfury. Postcode TR20 8XZ

Cost: Free

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Click calendar below to view full list of walks:

OPEN CALENDAR

1. Lamorna Artists

Monday 12th June 2017
1 mile – start Lamorna Wink car park
10am

2. Cadgwith Cove

Monday 12th June 2017
8 miles – start Cadgwith car park
11am

3. Mên-an-Tol

Monday 12th June 2017
3/5 miles – start Bosullow Chapel
10am

4. Rinsey Romp

Tuesday 13th June 2017
2-3 hours – start NT car park, Rinsey
9.30am

5. Hayle Towans

Tuesday 13th June 2017
3-5 miles – start Hayle Swimming Pool
10am

6. Penzance

Tuesday 13th June 2017
2 miles – start Visitor Information Centre
10.30am

7. Porthleven

Tuesday 13th June 2017
1 mile – start Porthleven
10.30am

8. Historic Helston

Wednesday 14th June 2017
2 miles – start Helston Museum
10.30am

9. Mullion March

Wednesday 14th June 2017
4 miles – start Tremenheere car park
7pm

10. Porthleven

Wednesday 14th June 2017
1 mile – start Porthleven
10.30am

11. St Just to Gwynver

Wednesday 14th June 2017
4 hours – start St Just car park
10.30am

12. Helford Hike

Wednesday 14th June 2017
5 miles – start Helford car park
10.30am

13. St Buryan Saunter

Thursday 15th June 2017
6½ miles – start St Buryan Church
10.30am

14. Prussia Cove

Thursday 15th June 2017
5 miles – start Rosudgeon Sports Club
10am

15. Way Down To Lamorna

Thursday 15th June 2017
5/6 miles – start Mousehole car park
10.30am

16. Penzance

Thursday 15th June 2017
2 miles – start Visitor Information Centre
10.30am

17. St Keverne

Friday 16th June 2017
5 miles – start St Keverne Square
11am (lunch stop)

18. Lanyon Mill

Friday 16th June 2017
½ hour – start Lanyon Quoit
10.30am

19. Walk Back in Time

Saturday 17th June 2017
8 miles – start SW704425
11am

20. Lanyon (Penwith Moors)

Saturday 17th June 2017
An informative talk
Porthleven Public Hall
7.30pm for 8pm start

21. Baby Down The Well

Sunday 18th June 2017
2/3 miles – start Carfury fields TR20 8XZ
10.30am

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