• Author: Administrator
  • Created: 4th February 2017
  • Updated: 28th June 2017
Route type: Bridleway/Cycling/Walking Trail
Difficulty grade: Easy
Disabled Friendly: Small Scooters
  • Distance 2.50 miles
  • Time 1 h 0 min
  • Speed 2 mph
  • Min altitude 374 ft
  • Peak 446 ft
  • Climb 164 ft
  • Descent 161 ft

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  • Distance Instructions

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.

1. Start / Stop Rugby Field Car Park

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2. Photo Opportunity of Gunpowder Mills

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Address: 2 Little Plymouth Cottages, Ponsanooth, Truro TR3 7HL, UK

3. Spar Shop

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Address: 3 Crellow Hill, Stithians, Truro TR3, UK

4. Seven Stars pub

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Address: Church Rd, Stithians, Truro TR3 7DH, UK