Circular walks around Helston

Circular walks around Helston

Download the (free) iWalk Cornwall app from the App Store or Google Play then use the app to scan the QR code of the walks below for more info, where the walk can be purchased. Once a walk is downloaded, no phone/WiFi signal is needed.

about 5.1 miles/8.3 km - Easy-moderate

Helston and Cober Valley

River Cober

A circular walk from Helston along the Cober Valley to the granite quarries at Coverack Bridges, where the viaduct of the Helston Railway can still be seen spanning the valley.

6.2 miles/10 km - Easy-moderate

The Loe

Penrose Estate

A circular walk around the Loe Pool, the largest natural freshwater lake in Cornwall, and along the Loe Bar, one of Cornwall's most treacherous beaches on which 100 of those onboard the HMS Anson drowned metres from the shore, motivating the invention of the rocket lifesaving apparatus that saved thousands of lives.

6 miles/9.6 km - Easy-moderate

Penrose and Porthleven


A circular walk through the woodland alongside the Loe to the most southerly port on the British mainland, famous for its huge storm waves.

5.3 miles/8.5 km - Moderate

Gunwalloe Coves

Coastline at Gunwalloe

A circular walk from the Loe Bar to Dollar Cove passing the wrecks of treasure ships whose cargo still washes ashore, returning via the Halzephron Inn which still has a trapdoor leading to an underground network of tunnels used by smugglers.

6.8 miles/10.9 km - Moderate-strenuous

Porthleven to Rinsey Head

Porth Sulinces

A circular walk from Porthleven to the cliff-edge engine houses of Rinsey Head and Trewavas where the under-sea mine, set out with tables and food for the annual Tribute dinner, is said to have been breached by the sea just minutes before all the miners were due underground.

There is a choice of over 250 more walks in Cornwall available via the app.
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