Truro to Roseworthy circular walk

Truro to Roseworthy

The path from direction 13 is very waterlogged. It can be bypassed by turning right on the road at direction 13, then left to follow the road to rejoin the route at direction 18. Note that if the "footpath closed" sign is still there, this is obsolete and should have been removed.

A circular walk in the Kenwyn valley following the Kenwyn upriver from Truro's Victoria Gardens where the elaborate Victorian system of weir gates, a hydraulic ram and leats both maintained the fish pond in the gardens and provided drinking water for horses in the city centre.

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The walk begins beside the Court House and follows the leats to their source on the River Kenwyn. The walk then follows the Kenwyn Valley through New Mill to the woods at Treworder and crosses into the tributary valley at Roseworthy. The route returns along the tributary valley via Penrose Water Gardens to Ninnis at the confluence of the streams. The return to Truro is via Victoria Gardens.


  • Quiet country walk in the Kenwyn Valley
  • Penrose Water Gardens
  • Victorian architecture in Truro
  • Colourful gardens in spring and summer


  • Due to the proximity to Truro, at commuting times some of the lanes on the route are used as short-cuts by workers
  • One of the paths runs along the top of a bank and involves climbing over/between tree trunks.
  • The path from direction 15 can get overgrown with nettles in summer. A stick or pole may be helpful for clearing a way through.

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Vital statistics

  • OS Explorer: 105
  • Distance: 6.4 miles/10.2 km
  • Steepness grade: Easy-moderate
  • Recommended footwear: walking shoes
  • Pub: ✓
  • Café: ✓

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Pubs on or near the route

  • The Wig and Pen

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