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Four Sunday walks near Tregongeeves

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Summer picnics have become casseroles here now the cooler weather has put in an appearance! At Tregongeeves we take good food seriously, so a proper Sunday roast is the heart of our family week. And what better way to work up an appetite than a walk in our beautiful surroundings?

Luxulyan Valley

This valley is a World Heritage Site and one of Cornwall’s hidden gems – we’re so lucky to have it close by! Luxulyan has miles of walks through the thickly-wooded River Par valley, the Luxulyan Valley was designated a World Heritage Site.

The area was home to Joseph Treffry’s copper mine, which was one of the largest copper mines in Cornwall Treffry’s viaduct and the industrial remains set in an area of such breathtaking natural beauty make it a truly unique site in the South West. Full walk details here.

Fowey – Gribbin Head

We like to walk up an appetite and one of our favourite places to do this is the coast path. West of Fowey (which is about a 20 minute drive away) you’ll find some spectacular country views. This circular walk takes about an hour and a half and you’ll find beaches, woodlands and hidden coves on your way. Check out the route here.

St Just to St Mawes

The walk takes you through St Just churchyard to the side of St Just Creek. The route then follows the edge of Carrick Roads to St Mawes Castle. The walk continues on the harbour-front road all the way through St Mawes to Polvarth. Then, take a footpath up the Percuil River to Bosloggas Woods and finish across the fields of Tregear Vean. You’ll need to review the map carefully for this walk – see the route and directions here.

Lerryn

Take this two-hour circular walk which is a great one for all seasons. Step away from the summer crowds or find shelter in winter, the path ambles around the banks of the Fowey estuary. Follow the path to the church of St Winnow before turning inland back to Lerryn through some National Trust woodland.

Mevagissey to Par

A favourite local place concludes our list of walk suggestions for you. This is the most challenging on  walk our list as there are many steps to climb along this stretch of the South West Coast Path. Charlestown, with its beautiful historic harbour and quay, is a lovely spot for rest and refreshment before the final stretch of the journey to Par. Read more about the full route here.

Of course you’ll find the cottage kitchens are well equipped and you’ll have no trouble cooking a roast dinner. But you can always take a stroll down the hill to the Polgooth Inn. Just don’t forget to book – their roasts are renowned and they get booked up on Sundays!

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