Giant's Quoit, Copper Hill and Pendarves Wood walk

Giant's Quoit and Pendarves Wood

After very prolonged heavy rain, the bridleway crossing the river on the loop into Pendarves Woods can be too deep to cross safely but the rest of the route can still be done as a circular walk.

A walk from a tiny village designed by Victorians, through ancient woodland that was once part of the Pendarves Estate to the prehistoric tomb that, despite two collapses over the centuries, is once again standing.

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From the Victorian settlement of Treslothan the walk passes through Stennack Woods and then climbs Copper Hill where an Iron Age Settlement once stood. The route descends through fields with views to St Ives then follows wooded paths to Carwynnen. From here there is a loop through Pendarves Wood before the route continues to Carwynnen Quoit before returning through Stennack Woods.


  • Carwynnen Quoit aka Giant's Quoit
  • Bluebells in Stennack woods
  • Treslothan church with Victorian mausoleum
  • Bluebells and rhododendron flowers in Pendarves Woods in early spring


  • Need to duck under a wooden pole (around 3ft above the ground) when exiting the fields.
  • The stream crossing to Pendarves Wood is across uneven stepping-stones without any hand-holds. A walking pole may help with balancing. Alternatively, the stream is normally shallow enough to walk through in wellies.

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Vital statistics

  • OS Explorer: 104
  • Distance: 4.4 miles/7 km
  • Steepness grade: Easy-moderate
  • Recommended footwear: waterproof walking boots. Wellies after prolonged wet weather

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either as a GPS-guided walk with our app (£3.29) or a PDF of directions (£2.79) Example of directions

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