St Breward to Lank circular walk near St Breward

St Breward to Lank

A short circular walk from St Breward through ancient bluebell woods along the valley of the River Camel to the holy well, ending at the mediaeval church and inn.

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The walk starts from St Breward Church and descends through bluebell woods to Tuckingmill. The route then follows tree tunnels through Lamphills Woods to Chapel Farm, where there is a short diversion to reach the Holy Well. The route continues along the Camel Valley to Coombe Mill and then crosses the River Camel to reach the hamlet of Higher Lank. The walk then follows the lane back into St Breward, following a footpath along the cascading stream beside Tor Down Granite Quarry, before returning to Churchtown via the Old Inn.


  • Panoramic views across surrounding countryside from Churchtown
  • St Breward Church - the highest church in Cornwall
  • Ancient woodland and rare butterflies in Lamphill Woods
  • Local food and drink at the historic Old Inn in St Breward
  • Pretty woods and riverside scenery along the Camel valley


  • The path alongside the stream near Tor Down Quarry is strewn with granite boulders.
  • One stile consists of stone footholds over a 3ft high wall.
  • If the river is in flood, it's possible for it to submerge the footbridge at direction 19. There's an alternative river crossing by following the lane from Coombe Mill to direction 24.

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Vital statistics

  • OS Explorer: 109
  • Distance: 3.1 miles/5.0 km
  • Steepness grade: Moderate
  • Recommended footwear: walking boots
  • Pub: ✓

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Pubs on or near the route

  • The Old Inn

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