Walks around Launceston

Launceston, Cornwall
  • 2.6 miles/4.2 km - Easy-moderate

    Warbstow Cross and Bury

    Warbstow Cross and Bury

    2.6 miles/4.2 km - Easy-moderate

    A fairly short and easy circular walk around Warbstow, crossing ramparts of the massive Iron Age hillfort, through fields and along country lanes lined with wildflowers, returning via the mediaeval church which is dedicated to the daughter of a Saxon King who was tutored by the Celtic Saint Morwenna.

  • 3.7 miles/5.9 km - Easy-moderate

    Newmills to Tregadillett

    Newmills to Tregadillett

    3.7 miles/5.9 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk in the Kensey valley from the end of the steam railway at Newmills, through the bluebell woods at Trebursye, to the Eliot Arms in Tregadillett and returning to Newmills via the remains of a prehistoric fort, to catch the steam train back to Launceston.

  • 5.1 miles/8.2 km - Easy-moderate

    Polyphant

    Polyphant

    5.1 miles/8.2 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular countryside walk to the mills in the Inny Valley from Polyphant, Cornish for "toad pool", to Gimblett's Mill where the bridge was rebuilt after a wall of water swept down the valley in 1847 destroying nearly everything in its path.

  • 5.5 miles/8.8 km - Easy-moderate

    Altarnun and West Moor

    Altarnun and West Moor

    5.5 miles/8.8 km - Easy-moderate

    A walk from Altarnun across the downs and out onto the open moor where the relics of mediaeval tin workings and prehistoric roundhouses can still be seen

  • 3.8 miles/6 km - Moderate

    East Moor to Newton

    East Moor to Newton

    3.8 miles/6 km - Moderate

    A circular walk in one of the less well-known areas of Bodmin Moor to the summit of Fox Tor and through the prehistoric remains which date from the Bronze Age and Neolithic times, including the Nine Stones circle.

  • 4 miles/6.5 km - Moderate

    Warbstow to Treneglos

    Warbstow to Treneglos

    4 miles/6.5 km - Moderate

    A circular countryside walk from the Saxon village of Warbstow to the Celtic hamlet of Treneglos in the tributary valleys of the River Ottery, where the North Cornwall railway once ran.

  • 4.1 miles/6.6 km - Moderate

    North Petherwin to Winsdon

    North Petherwin to Winsdon

    4.1 miles/6.6 km - Moderate

    A circular walk from North Petherwin in the river valleys of the Bolsbridge Water that you can combine with a visit to the Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre.

  • 4.2 miles/6.7 km - Moderate

    Werrington to Bridgetown

    Werrington to Bridgetown

    4.2 miles/6.7 km - Moderate

    A circular walk through two tributary valleys of the River Tamar in a parish that was borrowed by Devon for 800 years, passing the remains of the wharf at the furthest reaches of the Bude Canal.

  • 5.6 miles/9.0 km - Moderate

    St Clether to the Rising Sun

    St Clether to the Rising Sun

    5.6 miles/9.0 km - Moderate

    A figure-of-8 walk from St Clether past the ancient chapel and holy well, with views over the Inny Valley, to the Rising Sun pub near Altarnun, serving beer made from the moorland springwater by a local micro-brewery.

  • 3.7 miles/5.9 kilometres - Moderate-strenuous

    North Hill to Hawks Tor

    North Hill to Hawks Tor

    3.7 miles/5.9 kilometres - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk along prehistoric trade routes in the Lynher valley from the village of North Hill where the granite was quarried to build Westminster Bridge.

  • 6.6 miles/10.6 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Inny Valleys from Altarnun

    Inny Valleys from Altarnun

    6.6 miles/10.6 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk around the valleys of the River Inny and Penpont Water to the mediaeval church at Laneast and the old bridge at Gimlett's Mill from the 15th century "Cathedral of the Moors" in Altarnun, set beside a 6th Century Celtic cross where churches and chapels had been throughout the Dark Ages.

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