Redpen two
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By everydayduffy on 02 Dec 2021







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A route that passes through Stithians

A route that passes through Stithians


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Grid Ref SW7001942002
Lat / Lon 50.23317° / -5.22625°
Easting / Northing 170,019E / 42,002N
Grid Ref SW7846134414
Lat / Lon 50.16825° / -5.10364°
Easting / Northing 178,461E / 34,414N
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17 Jun 2022 Spring

I walked this route on a summers evening in reverse, from Penryn to Redruth.

Both Penryn and Redruth have plenty of ammenities and trains and buses for onwards travel. Stithians and Lanner, which are passed through on the route also have shops and other useful facilities if required.

The route is a nice mixture of quiet roads and public rights of way. The route out of Penryn is steep, and one busy road crossing is required. Once completed, the footpaths, although missing signs in places were all well trodden/maintained through to Stithians. Kennall Mills (the upper end of Kennall Vale) was a highlight. The section between Stithians and Lanner had a few tricky fields to naviagte where crops were impassable so the edge of the fields had to be followed. The exits to/from fields was ok though.

After descending into Lanner, there is another fairly steep climb on quiet roads, before a more gentle finish heading into Redruth. The back roads into the town were interesting, with some great achitecture and pleasant fields.

Overall, a good slow way that should be part of the network as it ticks a lot of boxes.


15 Jun 2022 Spring

Very enjoyable route taking in some picturesque and quite country lanes especially around Kennall Vale, and rewarding height gained with some impressive views, particularly of Carn Brea when coming in to Redruth. Walked on a sunny and warm day in June 2022 from Penryn to Redruth. The vast majority of the road sections are on quiet single track country lanes so no real safety issues from that perspective as long as you are sensible. Reasonable fitness probably required for the initial climb out of Penryn which is sustained. The majority of paths are well maintained though not necessarily well signed but with route guidance it felt relatively easy to discern the correct path. There were a limited number of sections about halfway through requiring you to skirt field margins to avoid trampling crops and wade through overgrown vegetation, these issues would be seasonal but are ultimately why I've given it 4 stars instead of 5. There are plenty of cornish stiles to cross throughout the rural sections meaning this route wouldn't be suitable for anyone with mobility issues. Stithians and Lanner provide excellent opportunities to access facilities if required on route and Penryn & Redruth have all the transport links necessary to make starting/finishing using public transport convenient. Can't imagine a better route for this journey balancing interest and directness, just needs a few farmers to up their footpath maintenance game for it to be 5 stars.

Charles Hedley

30 May 2022 Spring

I walked this route in the Redruth-Penryn direction on a beautiful sunny day at the end of May. Overall a very pleasant, fairly easy walk on lanes, tracks and open fields.
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