Date: 3rd June 2015
Start: Meet at 10.00am for a prompt 10.30am start at Camelford Main Car Park (Free).
Blue bays for long stay.
Finish: We anticipate returning to the car park around 2.30pm - 3.00pm
Ordnance Survey Map Reference: OS, Grid Ref: SX106838
Toilets: There are toilet facilities at the start or finish of the walk.
Dogs: Dogs are welcome, but, due to possible livestock and some parish road use, need to be well controlled.
Directions: From the West: On A39 pass through the town of Camelford, cross over the bridge spanning the R. Camel and turn left as signposted for the car park.
From the East: On approaching Camelford on the A39 take the right hand turning to the car park just before the bridge over the R. Camel.
Refreshments: We will be stopping for a picnic lunch break en route during the walk. There is at least one public house in Camelford that serves food all day, and there are also some cafes should you require refreshments upon our return.
About the walk: This is a circular walk of moderately easy difficulty, of about 5 miles. It consists of a combination of riverside walking, fields, and other off road tracks with a small amount of parish road use.
We begin by walking up the High Street of Camelford and unexpectedly turning off this to immediately find ourselves walking alongside the river which we will follow for part of the walk. After this we will cross some fields, and a short piece of woodland, before reaching the churchyard of the remote Advent Church which you may wish to visit for a few minutes. Continuing on across fields we reach a quiet country lane with views over the tors in the distance. At the hamlet of Watergate we again pick up a footpath across fields until reaching another country lane leading to the village of Pencarrow. Here we will strike off again across fields and head back toward Camelford, until we re-emerge opposite the car park from which we started.
The first part is flat, followed by a few inclines of short duration. The main feature of this walk is the quantity of stiles that need to be negotiated. However, please be assured that almost all of them are easily traversed and all are in very good condition. There will be walk leaders to help as necessary.
As always, it could be muddy and wet in places depending on the weather conditions so wear appropriate footwear.
Walk Leaders : Alison Jewell firstname.lastname@example.org 01579 370376
Roger Dawe email@example.com 07957434122