YHA Penzance to Trengwainton Gardens

Submitted by Castle Horneck on 03 April 2011
OS Explorer Map: 102 - Land's End
(5 votes)
A circular, stroll-(1-2-hours) countryside walk in England starting at YHA Penzance, Cornwall, about 3.6km (roughly 2.3 miles) long and suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams/pushchairs, wheelchairs.
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Road and footpath walk to the National Trust gardens at Trengwainton. Footpath through Rosehill Farm can be muddy when wet.

Start: YHA Penzance, OS Grid: SW457303
Elevation Profile (x: waypoint number, y: metres)
Gain (+/- 10%): 48m (158ft)
Total (+/- 10%): 92m (303ft)
Loss (+/- 10%): 44m (145ft)
Max. Elevation: 90m (295ft)

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OS Grid: SW457303
Go out of the hostel gate, turn right and follow the Public By-Way to the end.
About 0.5 km (roughly 0.3 miles) from 1 OS Grid: SW457299
Cross the busy road and bear right, using footpath
About 0.5 km (roughly 0.3 miles) from 2 OS Grid: SW452301
Cross back over the St Just road and follow Lesingey Lane
About 0.8 km (roughly 0.5 miles) from 3 OS Grid: SW448308
Turn right at the junction
About 0.5 km (roughly 0.3 miles) from 4 OS Grid: SW451312
Turn left at the junction to entrance of National Trust Trengwainton Gardens
OS Grid: SW451312
Trengwaiton Gardens (NT)
About 0.1 km (roughly 0.1 miles) from 6 OS Grid: SW451311
From Trengwainton, go back along Heamoor Road to the gateway and stile near the reservoir (not visible from road, look for derelict building)
About 0.3 km (roughly 0.2 miles) from 7 OS Grid: SW452308
Go over style at end of trackway, bearing right across field to next stile. Cross and walk diagonally across next field to top left hand corner. Go up the bank and over stile at top. Turn sharp right at top, over large stile and follow contour of hill around to the farm track.
About 0.5 km (roughly 0.3 miles) from 8 OS Grid: SW455304
Walk through farmyard, closing gates, and past the Farm House.
About 0.1 km (roughly 0.1 miles) from 9 OS Grid: SW456304
Look to your left after the farmhouse to find a steep path down to the stream. Follow path and cross bridge at bottom. Follow path to top of hill and walk down the road back to the hostel gate.
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