Caradon Monthly Walking Group

 

 

Our Next Walks

Details of the walks we have planned for the near future appear here just about as soon as we know the details ourselves.

 

Wednesday 3 April 2019 – On the trail of King Arthur to his Hall

A 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 village.

 

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.   

 

Grid Ref: SX 097 772       Post Code: PL30 4PP

 

Steepness grade: easy-moderate 

 

Finish: We anticipate returning to the cars at approx 3.00pm 

 

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. 

We leave 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. 

After 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 April. 

 

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. 

 

Directions:  

Heading 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 church. 

Heading 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. 

 

Walk Leaders: 

Joyce and Robert Runnalls 

Supported by Nigel Brooks, Ted Molenkamp and the rest of the Gang     

Any questions, please contact Ted 01726 852709 

 

Latest News


Feb 2019:

Details of  our April walk have now been posted on the Our Next Walks page.


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