Treslea Downs and Warleggan circular walk

Treslea Downs and Warleggan

Very deep mud reported (11 Feb) - almost impassible without wellies.

A circular walk at one of Cornwall's more remote and eccentric hamlets, displaying a "twinned with Narnia" sign and with a church where the vicar surrounded his rectory with barbed wire and preached to an empty church containing name cards of his parishioners

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The walk begins by descending into the wooded valley near Bury and then crosses fields to reach the entrance to Cabilla Manor. The route follows a footpath down into the valley and along the river to the bridge. The walk then passes the remains of Wheal Whisper and continues through more woods before a route through the fields to Warleggan church. The return route is on a lane through the hamlet then across the Treslea Downs.


  • Unspoilt and remote part of Cornwall ("twinned with Narnia")
  • Woodland wildlife


  • A horizontal tree trunk growing just above a low wall needs to be crossed - although we found it straightforward, those with more limited gymnastic ability may possibly need a little assistance.

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Vital statistics

  • OS Explorer: 109
  • Distance: 4.3 miles/6.9 km
  • Steepness grade: Moderate
  • Recommended footwear: waterproof walking boots (even in summer as springs run over some paths)

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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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