This short (but with a few ascents and descents) circular walk from Trenarren mostly uses the South West Coast path overlooking St Austell Bay, Mevagissey Bay and even Chapel Point on clear days.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
Park your car in Trenarren (at a small car park before Trenarren signpost).
(D/A) Head to the fork in front of you. Bear left, then walk along houses for 50 meters and turn left at the yellow arrow before Ropehawn driveway. Climb steps to the right when you reach the bench, then bear left at the fork onto the path which leads to a nice viewpoint above Garrans Point. You can see St Austell Bay on your left.
(1) Continue straight walking along a fence (Black Head is far away in front of you) until the end of the field, then keep the left path and go down a few steps.
(2) From the granite memorial (erected in the memory of a Cornish writer and historian, Arthur Leslie Rowse), go ahead to the top of Black Head if you want to discover a 360° view (Mevagissey Bay, Pentewan Beach and Chapel Point as well on clear days). Go back to the memorial, turn left descending the steep path.
(3) Then, go past a house on the other side of the hedge and barrier until you reach a signpost with blues arrows. Go straight and turn left next to the private gate. You go up past the white house on your right joining a road.Now you just need to go up straight passing cottages ( Rose and Myrtle cottages) ignoring a path on your right until you reach the car park.(D/A)
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 302ft - Trenarren car park
1 : mi 0.75 - alt. 164ft - Fork : bear left to the steps
2 : mi 0.82 - alt. 108ft - Granite Memorial
3 : mi 1.6 - alt. 108ft - Along private gate
D/A : mi 2.04 - alt. 299ft - Trenarren car park
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