Stithians Trail 1 - The Race Course Trail
The trail starts in the car park next to the rugby field and is a frequently used walk in the parish known as the Race Course. This walk should take about forty minutes.
Half way round you meet the junction to Kennall Vale marked by a listed Milestone. Kennall Vale is part of the World Heritage Mining Site included because of the former gunpowder and fuse making mills and quarrying enterprises there. A visit to Kennall Vale is rewarded by a lovely walk along the river valley to a quaint road bridge with views of the old gunpowder factory. Great photo opportunity.
As you head back to the car park on your left you will see St. Stithians church which dates back to the 14th century and as you walk into the churchyard there is a magnificent Celtic Cross on the right.
Facilities available for this trail
Parking – Parking at the start next to the rugby field.
Picnic areas – there are picnic benches outside the Costcutter for customer use.
Eating and shopping – there is a Spar shop in the centre of the village, a Costcutter about half way around.
Entertainment – The Stithians Centre host many events and clubs.
Public houses – The Seven Stars can be found next to the playing field in the centre of the village.
WCs – in centre of village beside the Wellness Centre.
Family and children friendly – the route is very easy
Cycle Trail – good trail very easy to navigate
Horse Riding Trail – trail is suitable but is all on the road
Walking Trail – a very easy route
Disability access – easy to push wheelchairs although might be a bit far for the pusher, easy for scooters though
- Created: 4th February 2017
- Updated: 28th June 2017
- Distance 2 miles
- Time 1 h 0 min
- Speed 2 mph
- Min altitude 374 ft
- Peak 446 ft
- Climb 164 ft
- Descent 161 ft