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Footpath walk Gwennap/Carharrack /Twelveheads/Sunny Corner circular.

5.5 miles approx. 1 hour 45 minutes.

A bit further this time, but it is summer and you should be getting out more! Not much mud either for those who seem to expect tarmacadam on these rural footpaths!!

  • (1). Leave Gwennap Church car park, taking the road towards Sunny Corner/Cusgarne.
  • (2). After 600 metres, take the bridleway on your left, up through the woods skirting the Refuse Tip.
  • (3). Turn right at the end of the path beside the new sewage pumping station, then left up the road towards Carharrack.
  • (4). Right at the Public Footpath sign, around the edge of the bungalow estate. This is part of the new Mineral Tramways cycle path linking the Twelveheads area to Carn Marth. Follow it across two roads passing Bensons B&B on your right.
  • (5). Straight across the road from Crofthandy to United. Now keep on this track all the way to Twelveheads. There will be many granite setts on the surface, indicating the bed of the old railway from Devoran.
  • (6). There is a granite post in the middle of the path at the Twelveheads end. Turn right up the wide track, following it up past Arley Cottage and Old Cusvey House. Mount Wellington looms large on the hill to your left.
  • (7). Straight across the main road, still climbing up. Right where the track meets a smaller lane, up past Wheal Clifford Farm, then left at the cross lanes down to Kimberley Cottage (8) and straight across the road.
  • (9). Pass by Poppy Cottage then straight on to a narrow path, sign posted ‘Public Footpath’. Continue down the footpath until you come out on the Sunny Corner road (10). Turn right, go straight across the crossroads and follow the road back to Gwennap Church.