Details of the walks we have planned for the near future appear here just about as soon as we know the details
circular walk from St Breward across the Treswallock Downs to the curious prehistoric
structure of King Arthur's Hall, ending back at the mediaeval Old Inn in the
Start: Meet at 10:00 for a 10:30 set off from the car
park at the Village Hall in St Breward, next to the church and the Old Inn.
097 772 Post Code: PL30 4PP
Finish: We anticipate returning to the cars at approx
Parking: In the village Hall car park. There are limited spaces so any car sharing would be good. A small donation to the Village Hall funds would be welcome as they will
be opening their loos for us both at the start and the end of the walk.
About the Walk:
This is a moderate circular walk of approximately 5.5 miles with over a dozen stiles and a couple of kissing
gates, all in generally good condition but a couple with slightly loose stones. The walk is mainly over quite level moorland, paths, fields and lanes with
only one longer hill and several shorter, lesser inclines.
the car park and take a footpath through the church, meeting the first few of our granite stiles as we cross
a series of small muddy fields to reach the road. Soon we make
our way over Treswallock Downs and up to Candra and Case Hill.
Following a wall dividing Case Hill Downs from King Arthurs Downs we reach our lunch stop, King Arthurs
Hall, where we can enjoy some spectacular views, including seeing Ivey Farm, otherwise known as Nampara
Cottage from Poldark.
lunch we head across the moor and along a tributory of the De Lank river on a raised ridge until we reach
Lady Down, using country lanes and footpaths to take us back to St Breward. Take note that there were several very muddy patches to cross, one of
which was also partially blocked by a large tree branch, and a ford to cross. It was about four inches deep on the day we went in February so it depends
on how much rain we have in the lead up to the walk itself how deep it will be when we get there in
Toilets: There are toilet facilities at the start and
finish of the walk both in the Village Hall and at The Old Inn next door.
from Bodmin turn off the A30 at Cardinham Downs, signed Airfield, Blisland & Cardinham, approx three
miles into Blisland, turn right at the green, and then bear left out of the village past the
Hall. Take the next left signed to Camelford & St Breward
then on for about two miles to St Breward. Head for the
from Launceston turn off the A30 at Temple Tor signed to Temple & St Breward, over the bridge and right
on to St Breward. Two miles, turn right signed St Breward &
Camelford and head for the church.
Dogs: Dogs are welcome, but will need to be on short
leads please as birds will be nesting at ground level, there is livestock (we met bullocks, cows with
calves, a bull, sheep, ponies) in many of the fields and on the moor, farm dogs in the farmyards and we will
be walking on some busy roads, lanes and farm tracks. There are ladder stiles and tall granite stiles along
this route which might require dogs being lifted over.
Attire: Waterproof footwear recommended. It's April so
there could be showers!! We are walking on high ground and it's
moorland so come prepared.
Refreshments: We will be stopping for our lunch break along
the route so please bring your picnic. The Old Inn Inn provides
a useful stop for refreshment at the end of our walk should you wish to use the facilities provided. There
is a shop in St Breward where you can purchase picnic supplies.
and Robert Runnalls
Supported by Nigel Brooks, Ted Molenkamp and the
rest of the Gang
questions, please contact Ted 01726 852709