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South East Cornwall Walking Festival 2015

South East Cornwall Walking Festival 2015

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Type: Guided Walk

South East Cornwall Walking Festival 2015

Sat 12th September;
Words in the Woods: This year we kick off the festival with a storytelling walk in Kilminorth Woods near Looe. This will be a shortish walk aimed at children and people with disabilities...but anybody can come along. The walk will be part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, raising funds for CLIC Sargent. Local ‘celebrity’ Bill the umbrella man, will make an appearance to tell some of his Mazed tales.
Start: 1.30pm Top of the ramp into Kilminorth Woods. Walk will last approximately 1½ hours.

Sat 12th September
Around The Great Phoenix Mine: Led by John Manley, local author and Chairman of the local branch of The Trevithick Society. The Great Phoenix Mine was owned by William West who is the subject of John’s latest book “William West – The Last Great Cornish Engineer.” The walk will be about 2.5 miles in total with the optional extra of going down to the valley bottom to see the wheel pit and slime works.
Start: 11am Minions Heritage Car Park (near Houseman’s Engine House).

Sun 13th September;
Portnadler Picnic: Coastal walk to Portnadler Beach, between Looe and Polperro. Organised by the Looe Marine Conservation Group, the walk will include a picnic (bring your own) and beach clean...and if warm enough maybe even a swim at one of Cornwall’s hidden beaches.
Start: 11am Looe Coastguard Station, Hannafore, West Looe.

Kilminorth Woods Litter Pick Walk; Join the Friends of Kilminorth Woods for a pleasant walk through the ancient woodland of the West Looe Valley, helping to clean up the woods at the same time.
Start: 10.30am Top of the ramp into Kilminorth Woods

Mon 14th September;
Parklife: Festival organiser Mark Camp invites you to join him for a walk around the Mt Edgcumbe Estate, looking at some of the hidden corners. Not only is this a great walk but there is something of interest for everybody, from gardening to military defences.
Start; 10.30am Maker Church Car Park, finish mid-afternoon. Distance approx six miles. Bring food and drink.

Tues 15th September;
A Morning on Caradon Hill; Join Oaktree Surgery Walking Group for a walk through the Marke Valley mining sett and along part of the disused rail track around Caradon Hill.
Start; 10.15am Heritage Centre Car Park, Minions. Distance approx 3 miles.

Wed 16th September;
A Fowey River Ramble: Join Carol for a walk from Bodmin Parkway railway station following the Fowey River through the Lanhydrock estate and downstream past Restormel Castle towards Lostwithiel.
Start; 10.30am Bodmin Parkway Station and return by train from Lostwithiel . Distance approx seven miles. Bring food and drink.

Thur 17th September;
Castles & Creeks ; Another new walk for this year’s festival as we explore alongside the creeks of the Lynher River in the Saltash area finishing with a visit to Trematon Castle (optional).
Start; Trematon Castle carpark 11.15am. Distance approx four miles. Bring food and drink. Entrance fee for castle £7.

Fri 18th September;
Hills, Mills and Silver Mines; A circular walk with Brian Oldham of Liskeard’s Walkers are Welcome group, combining Liskeard's Countryside Walk No: 4 and a disused lead/silver mine or two.
Start; 10.30am Liskeard Tavern (beside the A38) Distance five miles. Sorry No Dogs.

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Contact Details

Looe Tourist Information Centre
PL13 1AA

Tel: +44 01503 262072

Opening Times

12 Sep 2015 - 19 Sep 2015


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  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Event

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