Circular walks around Helston

Circular walks around Helston

Helston, Cornwall

Enjoy the walks by being guided by the app

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Download the app and use it to explore the walks and to purchase a guided route.
Phone showing Google navigation to start of walk
The app will direct you to the start of the walk via satnav.
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The app guides you around the walk using GPS, removing any worries about getting lost.
Phone showing walk directions page in the iWalk Cornwall app
The walk route is described with detailed, regularly-updated, hand-written directions.
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Each time there is a new direction to follow, the app will beep to remind you, and will warn you if you go off-route.
Phone showing walk map page in the iWalk Cornwall app
A map shows the route, where you are at all times and even which way you are facing.
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Each walk is packed with information about the history and nature along the route, from over a decade of research than spans more than 3,000 topics.
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Once a walk is downloaded, the app doesn't need a phone or wifi signal during the walk.
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The app counts down distance to the next direction and estimates time remaining based on your personal walking speed.
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We keep the directions continually updated for changes to the paths/landmarks - the price for a walk includes ongoing free updates.
  • 3.9 miles/6.2 km - Easy-moderate

    Crowan to Clowance Estate

    Railway Bridge at Crowan

    Crowan to Clowance Estate

    3.9 miles/6.2 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk in the parish of Crowan from the church to the Clowance Estate - the mansion of the St Aubyn Baronets until the fifth Baronet failed to produce a legitimate heir due to his 15 children all being born to women not married to him.

  • about 5.1 miles/8.3 km - Easy-moderate

    Helston and Cober Valley

    River Cober

    Helston and Cober Valley

    about 5.1 miles/8.3 km - Easy-moderate

    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 miles/9.6 km - Easy-moderate

    Penrose and Porthleven

    Porthleven

    Penrose and Porthleven

    6 miles/9.6 km - Easy-moderate

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

  • 6.2 miles/10 km - Easy-moderate

    The Loe

    Penrose Estate

    The Loe

    6.2 miles/10 km - Easy-moderate

    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.

  • 4.4 miles/7 km - Moderate

    Praa Sands to Trewavas Mine

    Wheal Trewavas

    Praa Sands to Trewavas Mine

    4.4 miles/7 km - Moderate

    A circular walk from Praa sands across Rinsey Head to the engine house of the ironically-named Wheal Prosper, and Trewavas mine where an engine house now forms part of the path

  • 4.8 miles/7.8 km - Moderate

    Godolphin to Tregonning

    View from Tregonning Hill

    Godolphin to Tregonning

    4.8 miles/7.8 km - Moderate

    A circular walk from the mansion with possibly the oldest formal gardens in the country to two hills that altered the course of history, creating the wealthiest estate in Cornwall and giving rise to the Cornish China Clay industry.

  • 5.3 miles/8.5 km - Moderate

    Gunwalloe Coves

    The Loe Bar

    Gunwalloe Coves

    5.3 miles/8.5 km - Moderate

    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

    Porthleven to Rinsey Head

    6.8 miles/10.9 km - Moderate-strenuous

    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.

Download the iWalk Cornwall app and use the QR scanner within the app to find out more about any of the walks above.