Marhel one
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Marazion and Helston.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Marazion and Helston.

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Is this route good enough? -  No (1)

Problems reported -  Access (1)

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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 SW6593727488
Lat / Lon 50.10125° / -5.27447°
Easting / Northing 165,937E / 27,488N

Marhel One's land is

Arable 71.2%
Other agricultural land 2.5%
Pasture 10.6%
Urban 14.8%
Woods 0.8%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018


Bryan Johnson

13 Apr 2022 Spring

Perhaps the best thing about this route is the relative directness between Marazion and Helston. It approximates the A road between these two points and it has the characteristics of attempting to follow the ancient route (which is now surely the A road) whist maintaining as much directness between the points.

As such, it’s the sort of route that you’d recommend your employee to take in order to save time hauling goods, since they’re probably not savouring the view. It traverses around, next to and through numerous fields and also down a handful of lanes. At least two of those lanes are well travelled and, unfortunately, used at the national speed limit, making it less pleasant in those sections.

Fundamentally, the problem is that almost any traveller knows that less than a mile towards the sea exists one of the great footpaths in the world in the South Coast Path with its stunning scenery — along with more hills and a slightly longer journey but with better and end-to-end signage.

Just to the east of Tresowes Green the path virtually disappears as it navigates around a farm. My impression is that this farmer has gone out of their way to remove signage and make the farm bypass difficult-to-impossible to find. Following the GPS route strictly showed to climb over a wall with stepping stones, but then through thick nettles and a drop into a deep bog. The only sensible choice was a direct line route through the farmer’s field and off the public footpath.

There are numerous stiles, several walls to climb and stretches that even without recent heavy rain would become extremely muddy.

In all, the impression is that there must be a better route.

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