Marhay one
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Marazion and Hayle.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Marazion and Hayle.

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Grid Ref SW5176130603
Lat / Lon 50.12346° / -5.47436°
Easting / Northing 151,761E / 30,603N
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Grid Ref SW5588037176
Lat / Lon 50.18418° / -5.42105°
Easting / Northing 155,880E / 37,176N
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Marhay One's land is

Arable 66.5%
Estuary 5.0%
Marshes 10.5%
Pasture 2.6%
Urban 9.7%
Woods 5.6%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018



08 Sep 2022 Summer

This is a great walk with just a few things to watch; some of the stone styles do not have large footholds so you may need to be reasonably nimble especially if you are balancing more than a daysack on your back. A few of the farmland footpaths do not seem to get much use and are not super clear so just watch for them, they are all perfectly passable. At the Hayle end of the walk the path round Carnsew Pool is very rough but Hayle has beautiful wetlands so fine if walking conditions are okay.


24 Jun 2022 Summer

I walked this route on a dry summers evening and it was very pleasant. Both Marazion and Hayle have plenty of ammentieis and onward travel options, so they make ideal hubs to start and/or finish at.

The route is front-loaded with elevation, with a fairly steep walk up quiet lanes through the back of Marazion. Once out into the countryside, pretty much every footpath was well maintained. Given the time of year there was some overbearing vegetation, but nothing which impeded access. Generally signage was good, although one or two footpath signs were missing/obscured.

I imagine the walkway by the River Hayle could get wet and muddy in winter, but was ok this time of year.

A very minor detail, at Trewinnard Lane, it is fine to take the shorter edge of the triangle, which is still a public right of way, rather than going the long way round as inidcated on the gpx route. Given this is a very small suggestion, it doesn't warrant a whole new route to be submitted.

Overall it was a great slow way with an interesting mix of features and environments, while maintaining directness between the two locations. This is definitely suitable for the network.


23 Jun 2022 Summer

This is a great route for walking. We did take a car at either end approach rather than public transport but Marazion is on the bus route and Hayle has a train station. The least accessible parts are a few stiles & short sections that us narrow tracks next to field boundaries.
We walked from Marazion towards Hayle so we started with the only uphill on the route, which gave fantastic views over the bay.
The route felt very direct and easy to follow, one section takes you on two sides of a triangle when it would be possible to just cut across on public footpaths, but only a few 100ms saved. You quickly turn off the main through road of Marazion and then its very quiet roads or predominately public rights of way that are off road. The path didn't go into any cow fields (June 2022). It was nice to join up with the coastal path for a final section through into Hayle.

A really lovely 10km. 100% would recommend. 5 stars all round.


22 Jun 2022 Summer

A beautiful route taking in the sights coast to coast. The route was done on a particularly nice day in the summer. There are a few roads to walk along but they were generally quiet. The route starts by going up hill gradually and the rest of the terrain is fairly flat. There are a number of stiles to cross a couple of fields so this route wouldn’t be accessible to everyone. A mix of coastal landscape, farmers fields and woodland makes the journey interesting. Food can be bought in Marazion and Hayle but there was also a pub near the route in St Erth. Would recommend this route.


22 Jun 2022 Summer

Great route taking in some lovely quite country lanes, well marked footpaths through picturesque farmland and an interesting semi urban estuary adjacent section. Walked in a Marazion to Hayle direction on a warm and sunny evening in June. There are some stiles on route and a few sections where vegetation on field margins was somewhat overgrown but all very manageable. Plenty of facilities and sights of interest in Marazion though no train station so if catching the train you’d need to combine with a bus trip in to Penzance. Hayle has all the facilities and transport links required. Overall a very enjoyable walk and a direct and we’ll thought out route.

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