4.9 of 5 (3 votes)

The Old Town nature trail walk

A leisurely walk (coast) in Cornwall, England, about 4.60km (2.86 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 1:15h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 26m (85ft)
Descent 26m (85ft)
Max. Elevation 30m (98ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 52m (170ft)
Start & End
Old Town
Distance 4.60km
Duration ~1:15h
Created by kjhale on 23 Jan 2016
A lovely, varied walk down well maintained wetland nature trails, across the island along farm lanes and finishing along a rugged coastline.

Walk Functions


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Walk Map

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Turn off the road away from the sea, between the houses
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Follow the nature trail to Rose Hill
About 0.14 km (~0.09 miles) from
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Cross the road and go through the small gate, then follow the path to the other side of the field
About 0.49 km (~0.3 miles) from
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Turn right up the lane
About 0.14 km (~0.09 miles) from
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Cross over the road at Sunnyside Farm and continue along the lane on the other side
About 0.47 km (~0.29 miles) from
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At Holyvale keep right around the little "roundabout" then take the nature trail along the bottom of a field heading south. The trail takes you between trees above the drainage ditches
About 0.59 km (~0.37 miles) from
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At the road cross over to pick up the nature trail on the other side heading in the same direction
About 0.46 km (~0.29 miles) from
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At Porth Hellick turn right to follow the coastal path around to Old Town passing by the end of the airport runway on the way
About 0.49 km (~0.3 miles) from
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traffic lights for when a plane is landing or taking off
About 0.68 km (~0.42 miles) from
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The end of the walk and time for a cup of tea
About 0.88 km (~0.55 miles) from

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