Circular walk from St Kew to St Endellion and Tregellist

St Kew, St Endellion and Tregellist

The path from Tregellist to St Kew has been eroded by cattle, forming a deep pool of liquid mud blocking one of fhe stiles - this section can be bypassed by staying on the lane at direction 35, following it to the T-junction and turning right , then right at the next T-junction to pick up the route at direction 38.

A circular walk in the river valleys around St Kew - the first recorded village in Cornwall, passing the mediaeval church containing a gravestone from the Dark Ages carved in Latin and the Celtic script, Ogham, also known as the Tree Alphabet as each letter symbolised a different species of tree.

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The walk starts at the 15th century Church of St James in St Kew, then heads out of the village, along a woodland path, and along lanes through Trewethern and fields to St Endellion. The return route passes through the Trevathan fruit farm and farm shop and follows footpaths and tracks through Trentinney to reach Tregellist, before turning back through fields, and along a country lane to St Kew, returning past the St Kew Inn.


  • Views across the tributary valleys of the River Amble from Trewethern
  • Mediaeval stained glass and ancient artifacts in The Church of St James the Great
  • Winding country lanes with pretty flowers in spring and summer
  • Local food and drink at 15th century St Kew Inn
  • A variety of wildlife in the fields and woodland around Tregellist
  • Vibrant classical music scene and festivals at St Endellion church


  • Several short stretches of path on this route can get a bit overgrown in summer. A stick or pole may be helpful to clear obstructing vegetation and take along secateurs if you have them.

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Vital statistics

  • OS Explorer: 106
  • Distance: 5.5 miles/8.9 km
  • Steepness grade: Moderate
  • Recommended footwear: Walking boots in summer, mud-proof boots (wellies, mucker boots etc) after prolonged rain
  • Pub: ✓
  • Café: ✓

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  • The St Kew Inn

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