Circular walks around Minions

Minions, 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.
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The app will direct you via satnav the start of the walk.
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The app guides you around the walk using GPS, removing any worries about getting lost.
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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.
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A map shows the route, where you are and which way you are facing.
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Detailed, well-tested directions are also included which follow you as you walk.
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Each walk includes lots of information about the history and nature along the route.
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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 - £1.99 for a walk includes ongoing free updates.

Minions is a village on the edge of Bodmin Moor that became famous during mediaeval times for The Cheesewring tor and The Hurlers stone circles. Somewhat more recently, following the Despicable Me films, the little yellow characters by the same name have made an appearance within the village on signs, buildings and even the official road signs. The moorland is rich in prehistoric remains and mining heritage.

  • 5 miles/8 km - Easy-moderate

    Minions and Caradon Hill

    Minions and Caradon Hill

    5 miles/8 km - Easy-moderate

    A walk through the remains of the UK's most productive copper mines which employed thousands of people in Victorian times including brakemen who each scooted an individual loaded ore wagon down to Liskeard on the railway that forms much of the walk route.

  • 6.1 miles/9.8 km - Easy-moderate

    Golitha Falls and Siblyback Lake

    Golitha Falls and Siblyback Lake

    6.1 miles/9.8 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk through the Golitha Falls National Nature Reserve along ancient rights of way to pass around Siblyback Lake where the remains of a mediaeval field system rise from the water when reservoir levels fall.

  • 7.3 miles/11.7 km - Easy-moderate

    Golitha Falls to Trethevy Quoit

    Golitha Falls to Trethevy Quoit

    7.3 miles/11.7 km - Easy-moderate

    A circular walk through the Golitha Falls National Nature Reserve, to King Doniert's Stone - a memorial to the last King of Cornwall, and the prehistoric tomb of Trethevy Quoit, returning via St Cleer where the holy well is reputed to cure madness.

  • 3.5 miles/5.6 km - Moderate

    Minions and the Cheesewring

    Minions and the Cheesewring

    3.5 miles/5.6 km - Moderate

    A circular walk around the iconic landmarks at Minions, including The Hurlers stone circles, The Cheesewring and the engine houses of the South Phoenix Mine.

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

Two circular walks start at the village, one to The Cheesewring and another around Caradon Hill. The Golitha Falls National Nature Reserve is also nearby and two more circular walks start from there.