St Issey to Sea Mills circular walk

St Issey to Sea Mills

It is important that you carefully time this walk with the tide times: the footpath along the edge of the creek is underwater at high tide. Once you reach the slate tips at Sea Mills, there is no time pressure from this point on. The edge of the creek is quite muddy so ensure you have appropriate footwear.

Part of the bridge at direction 7 has been washed away. The stream is shallow enough to wade in wellies or alternatively to bypass this until it's fixed. from direction 2, it's possible to reach direction 9 via the lanes through Trenance.

A circular walk from St Issey along the river valley, the Saint's Way to the creek-side church at Little Petherick, and along the creek to the tidal enclosure of Sea Mills, returning via two old inns.

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A circular walk from St Issey along the river valley, the Saint's Way to the creek-side church at Little Petherick, and along the creek to the tidal enclosure of Sea Mills, returning via two old inns.

Highlights

  • Mediaeval church of St Issey
  • Ornate Gothic Church at Little Petherick
  • Views along Little Petherick Creek
  • Remains of a tidal mill enclosure at Sea Mills
  • Views over the Camel Estuary
  • Wading birds such as herons, curlews and egrets
  • Local food and drink at the Pickwick Inn and the Ring O' Bells

Considerations

  • The footpath on the foreshore passes over an area of bedrock which is slippery when wet.
  • One stile on the route consisting of stone footholds over a wall is quite awkward.

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Vital statistics

  • OS Explorer: 106
  • Distance: 3.8 miles/6.1 km
  • Steepness grade: Easy-moderate
  • Recommended footwear: tall waterproof boots; wellies in winter.
  • Pub: ✓

Pubs on or near the route

  • The Pickwick Inn
  • The Ring O' Bells

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