Details

  • Start: Mylor Bridge village
  • End: Mylor Bridge village
  • Country: England
  • County: Cornwall
  • Type: Beach
  • Nearest pub: Pubs in Mylor and at Restronguet. Shop in Mylor
  • Ordnance Survey: Ordnance Survey Explorer 103
  • Difficulty: Medium
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Description

Peter Maxted enjoys a medium length walk following the coast near Mylor in the South Coast Central section of the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

My oh Mylor


Peter Maxted enjoys a medium length walk following the coast near Mylor in the South Coast Central section of the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty


Information


Distance: four miles
Points of Interest: Mylor village, Greatwood, Pandora Inn
Terrain: Easy flat footpath (sometimes muddy), one steep climb on a minor road.
Start: Mylor Bridge
Map: Ordnance Survey Explorer 103
Refreshments: Pubs in Mylor and at Restronguet. Shop in Mylor
Bus: See cornwallpublictransport.info/bus_timetables.asp for information
Train: Nearest station is Penryn (two miles)
By bike: From Penryn via Church Hill (very steep) to Mylor. From Truro, cycle route three to Perranwell, then follow signs to Mylor
Exertion: Easy


The Walk


1 From the centre of Mylor Bridge village turn left if coming from Truro, right if approaching from Falmouth/Penryn, down Trevellan Road by the Mylor Butchers (good pasties incidentally). There is a small car park on the quay. The footpath starts at the end of the quay, follows the creek for a hundred yards or so then turns left uphill and then right through a gate and into a (sometimes muddy) field. At the far end there is a stile, then the path follows the foreshore until reaching an overgrown quarry. At low tide you can stay on the shore, if the water is up the path turns inland around the quarry and then back down.
2 Still following the coast, the route opens out into a steep sided field festooned with gorse, then through a gate back into scrubby woodland. Across the creek on the opposite bank is the prominent new marina at Mylor Churchtown and you can just make out the little ancient church in the trees. Past old Greatwood Quay, still following the coast, the path turns north through trees the sparse remains of Greatwood itself. At Greatwood House, the path forks left then down to some ancient cottages (mostly holiday homes now) then on to a little beach. The road to the left takes you back to Mylor if you want to cut the walk short, otherwise cross the beach and continue.
3 The path passes a selection of pretty cottages on the left and some grander houses with extensive grounds. To the right there are views across the narrow channel of water, known locally as The Gut to Feock.
The path climbs slightly then descends towards a pontoon. Immediately on the left is the newly refurbished Pandora Inn. Parts date back to the 13th Century, with flagstone floors, low-beamed ceilings and a thatched roof. The Pandora was severely damaged by fire two years ago but has been very well restored. It can get very busy in the summer with visitors coming by land and sea.
4 Turn left and follow the road uphill for about half a mile. Be careful of pub traffic in the summer months and at weekends. At the cross roads turn left and follow this very quiet road towards Restronguet Barton. When the road turns sharp left there is a footpath to the right following the righthand side of the hedge. Travel downhill and follow the old stream bed between the hedges until you come out by the houses just above the quay and your starting point.


See cornwall-aonb.gov.uk for further walks and details of the 12 sections of the AONB.




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