THE CORNISH PILGRIMAGE – PHASE 7
KING HARRY TO THE GWENNAP REGION
The main part of this section shows insight into Cornwall's mining heritage via the Devoran to Portreath coast-to-coast tramroad and the Gwennap Pilgrimage, a 10-mile circular walk covering Carharrack, Gwennap, St Day and Lanner.
We have an independent guide for the Gwennap Region, and a walk in honour of Cornwall Hospice Care takes place every October. For more information at the website, please click on the video link for the Gwennap Pilgrimage.
START: King Harry Ferry.
DISTANCE: 18 miles.
ROUTE SUMMARY: After crossing by ferry, a mile uphill from the Fal is the entrance to Trelissick Garden; continue half a mile beyond here and take the first left turn to Feock. The road continues through the village and then follows the shore/coast lane which links with the coast-to-coast tramroad at Devoran Quay. Follow the tramroad to Twelveheads and then take the left track to Carharrack (2 miles).
Reaching St Piran’s Church at the top of Carharrack, you have the option of walking to Lanner (1.5miles via the Trevarth road); or if camping, turn right at Chapel Street (there is a sign marked Carharrack Club a 100 yards from the church). Beyond the club a footpath bears right to follow the Gwennap Pilgrimage Trail to St Day and Vogue (marked with a scallop shell). After climbing St Day’s School Hill, you will pass the old church: not far from here is a guest house, shops and pub.
Continuing through the village to Vogue, you will come to the camp site at The Star Inn where you can enquire about camping (best to phone in advance!).
To continue to Lanner from this location, you must first walk to Gwennap Pit. Check out Phase 8 and continue from there.
GETTING THERE: St. Mawes is the nearest town on the pilgrim route and there is a ferry service between St Mawes and Falmouth.
A bus route connects the Roseland coast to Truro: From Falmouth buses run daily between the Moor and Redruth /Truro railway stations.
In addition, there is a branch line rail service which runs between Falmouth and Truro.
Note that there are 3 stations in Falmouth.
PLACES TO STAY:
The Lanner Inn - B&B. Tel: 01209 215611. The Old Railway Yard, Lanner. Tel: 01209 314514. Phone first as this premise may be under new management.
There is a B&B along the thoroughfare near the Old Church, St Day.
CAMPSITES: The Star Inn, Vogue,
TR16 5NP, (downhill from St Day);
Tel: 01209 820242.