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Footpaths

The Parish is crossed by numerous footpaths, including the Coastal footpath.
These are illustrated and described on the pamphlet
"Mawnan Footpaths", available from hotels and inns, or you can download it from http://mawnan.org.uk/papers/Footpaths.pdf

PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY

There is an extensive network of public rights of way throughout Mawnan Parish, the detailed routes being given lower down this page.

Gold paths (see below) are maintained by Mawnan Parish Council, under an agency agreement with Cornwall County Council.

FOOTPATH CATEGORIES
Gold
National routes (e.g. SW Coast Path), strategic routes promoted by Cornwall County Council (e.g. Saints Way, St. Michael's Way), links to promoted and national routes, links between communities, routes known to be well used local paths.
Silver
Local routes linking existing highways, and local circular Routes (if not categorised as Gold).
Bronze Dead-end or little used paths, with either Definitive Map anomalies and low value to the network (if, not categorised as Gold or Silver).

 

 

MAWNAN FOOTPATHS

No.
Route
Category
1.
From road West of PENWARNE to Parish Boundary.
Gold path
2.
From North of BAREPPA to road North of MAWNAN SMITH.
Gold path
3.
From FP 3 to Parish Boundary North of PENWARNE.
Gold path
4.
From FP 3 to Parish Boundary West of LOWER TREGARNE.
Gold path
5.
From road North of BAREPPA to Parish Boundary.
Gold path
6.
From road South of BAREPPA to Parish Boundary.
Gold path
7.
From HIGHER PENPOL to road West of BOSKENSOE.
Gold path
8.
From road South East of LOWER TREGARNE to road North of MAWNAN SMITH.
Gold path
9.
From road North of MAWNAN SMITH to road South of CARLIDNACK.
Gold path
10.
From CARLIDNACK to FP 11.
Gold path
11.
From CARLIDNACK to FP 27 and MAENPORTH.
Gold Path
12.
From MEUDON to FP 11.
Gold path
13.
From BOSANATH MILL to Parish Boundary.
Gold path
14.
From HIGHER PENPOL to road West of LOWER PENPOL.
Gold path
15.
From HIGHER PENPOL to MAWNAN SMITH.
Gold path
16.
From CARWINION COTTAGE to road (MAWNAN SMITH).
Gold path
17.
From MAWNAN SMITH to MEUDON.
Gold path
18.
From MAENPORTH to TREWORGAN (CLIFF PATH).
Gold path
19.
From MAWNAN SMITH to road North of BOSVEAL with spur.
Gold path
20.
From road South of CHENHALLS to CLIFF PATH 18 (TREWORGAN).
Gold path
21.
From NANSIDWELL to FP 18 (CLIFF PATH) with spur.
Gold path
22.
From ROSEMULLION to road North of MAWNAN.
Gold path
23.
From MAWNAN to FP 24.
Gold path
24.
From FP 23 to FP 21 (ROSEMULLION HEAD).
Gold path
25.
From road East of DURGAN to GREEB ROCK.
Gold path
26.
From road South of BOSLOE to PORTHALLACK.
Gold path
27.
From FP 11 (MAENPORTH) to road North East of MEUDON.
Gold path
28.
From MAWNAN CHURCH to PORTHALLACK.
Gold path
29.
From MAWNAN CHURCH to PORTHALLACK (CLIFF PATH).
Gold path
30.
From DURGAN to PASSAGE COVE.
Gold path
31.
From TREBAH FARM to DURGAN.
Gold path
32.
From road West of LOWER PENPOL to ANNA MARIA.
Gold path
33.
From FP 23 to FP 29.
Gold path
34.
Over the top of ROSEMULLION HEAD.
Gold path
35.
From HELFORD PASSAGE to SLIPWAY AT BAR BEACH.
Gold path

 

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WALKING IN CORNWALL

All the information you need to get walking in this beautiful county.

More than 50 FREE Cornwall walks to download, details of all the books, maps
and walking groups in the county

Have a look at www.walkingincornwall.info and if you click on the ‘Leaflets’ page
you will see more than 80 walks which can be downloaded or printed off and walked.

John Harris

email address = john@walkingincornwall.info

Tel: 01920 822887


Here are just four suggested walks of less than three miles -
courtesy of Cllr Mrs Marjorie Briars
If you wish to PRINT this off, go to our "Printer Friendly" page
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Spring Walk 1
Leave your car at Durgan car park SW775279
From the Red Lion at Mawnan Smith, take the road to Budock Vean, Helford Passage, Port Navas. After 0.5 miles turn LEFT at the crossroads - towards Bosveal, Bosloe & Durgan. The car park is along this road on the right.

Take the path in a southerly direction and continue through a wooded area to reach the lane. Below the lane seaward, is a stoney beach (Grebe Beach), very popular with locals. Walk down the lane to the quiet hamlet of Durgan. Look for the coast path sign beside a cottage on the left and follow the coast towards Trebah Gardens and Helford Passage. Here you can take refreshment at the Ferry Boat Inn, or take a trip by passenger ferry to the village of Helford on the opposite bank.
The road ahead passes Heyle House and leads to Bar Beach and a footpath tucked into the hedge on the right with steps leading up to Bar Road. Turn right and at the end of the road turn left to reach the junction. Go along the wide farm track on the right, which narrows later to a gully path skirting Glendurgan Gardens and on to Durgan. Go up the hill to the carpark.
Spring Walk 2
Leave your car at Durgan car park SW775279
From the Red Lion at Mawnan Smith, take the road to Budock Vean, Helford Passage, Port Navas. After 0.5 miles turn LEFT at the crossroads - towards Bosveal, Bosloe & Durgan. The car park is along this road on the right.

Take the path going down beside the left hedge and cross the road at the junction to pass through Candy's Gate into the gardens of Bosloe House. This is a National Trust garden although the house has been converted into private flats. Camellias, magnolias,azaleas and a profusion of various coloured primroses are in abundance in early Spring. On reaching the gate ahead, cross the meadow towards the Helford River and coastal path leading to Porth Saxon Beach. On the opposite side of the river is the promontory of Dennis Head and swathes of bluebells colour the cliffs with yellow gorse and purple orchids. The pleasantly wooded valley goes north from the cove to reach a somewhat stoney track and a kissing gate on the left. Take this path alongside the right hand hedge adjacent to the school grounds and follow through to reach the lane where a left turn will lead you back to the car park.
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Summer Walk
Leave your car in Mawnan Smith village SW778289
Face the Red Lion public house from the Spar shop. (Alternatively, have a light lunch at the Red Lion and walk it off!). Take the road to the right (Grove Hill), to a signed footpath 50 metres before the Shute Hill junction (the large Macrocarpa tree, which was the footpath end, has now, regrettably had to be felled). This path leads down to meadow land and proceeds diagonally, crossing a stream to reach Higher Penpoll. Turn right up the lane - ignoring the path going left - to reach a junction, and, ahead, a stile with a rope attached to aid the climb. Follow the path across the field to a gate in the facing hedge and a narrow lane. Immediately across is another stile to yet another lane. Turn right here and follow this lane passed Boskensoe Farm to meet the main road, turning right to return to Mawnan Smith.
Autumn or Winter Walk
Leave your car at the Old Church on the cliffs SW789272
Walk back along the road for 400 meters to a footpath(signed) on the right which leads down a rather steep meadow to the coastal path. Here you can enjoy wonderful extensive views from Rosemullion Head and beyond to Falmouth Bay, and, on a very clear day, as far as the Dodman. Turning right, keep to the coastal path, which threads its way through a wooded area of mainly Holm Oaks below the Church and on to a grassy promontory known as Mawnan Grebe. A rest here to take in the scenery around is well worthwhile. From the vast expanse of sea on one side to the curved course of the Helford River winding its way towards Porth Navas and Gweek is quite breathtaking. Dropping down to Toll Point and a stoney beach (Porthallack Beach), take the valley path which goes inland back to the Church.
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