Helston

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Slow Ways linking Helston and Camborne, Coverack, Falmouth, Hayle, Lizard, Marazion, Penryn

Progress towards triple-checked route options for Helston’s seven Slow Ways: 50%

Drawn: 7/7
reviewed: 6/7
verified: 1/7
and surveyed: 0/7

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Walk to Helston from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Camborne—Helston
Camhel one

Double check Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 308m Descent 244m
Camborne—Helston
Camhel two Survey me Distance 17km/10mi Ascent - Descent -
Hayle—Helston
Hayhel one

Double check Distance 21km/13mi Ascent 392m Descent 369m
Hayle—Helston
Hayhel two

Double check Distance 21km/13mi Ascent 391m Descent 365m
Hayle—Helston
Hayhel three Pioneer me Distance 21km/13mi Ascent - Descent -
Hayle—Helston
Hayhel four Pioneer me Distance 21km/13mi Ascent - Descent -
Helston—Coverack
Helcov one Pioneer me Distance 21km/13mi Ascent 354m Descent 322m
Helston—Coverack
Helcov two

Double check Distance 21km/13mi Ascent 392m Descent 360m
Helston—Falmouth
Helfal one Review me Distance 22km/14mi Ascent 549m Descent 576m
Helston—Falmouth
Helfal two

Double check Distance 21km/13mi Ascent 506m Descent 470m
Helston—Falmouth
Helfal three Pioneer me Distance 22km/14mi Ascent 473m Descent 438m
Helston—Lizard
Helliz one

Review me Distance 21km/13mi Ascent 395m Descent 359m
Helston—Penryn
Helpen one Pioneer me Distance 20km/12mi Ascent 390m Descent 402m
Marazion—Helston
Marhel one

Double check Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 354m Descent 327m

Collective progress

43% of Helston’s routes are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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drawn

9/14

reviewed

0/14

surveyed

1/14

verified

8 people have contributed to Helston’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Helston

180km out of 285km have been walked and reviewed

293km of reviews have been shared in Helston

Latest Updates

Hayhel three aims to correct the issues so may be good to start with....

Cristie

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As other reviewers have noted, the section just south of Blue Pool farm is the poor part of this route....

Bryan Johnson

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Hayle—Helston

everydayduffy added Hayhel four, a new walk from Hayle to Helston

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Hayle—Helston

everydayduffy added Hayhel three, a new walk from Hayle to Helston

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- Problems begin at Kew Skewes farm (at the end of the long track heading west off Drym Road). The right of way continuing west to Pengelly Mill was overgrown, included a a small footbridge with barbed wire on it's handrail, and a fallen tree forcing diversion into an arable field to get around. - The west -> east right of way through a field on the south side of Deveral Farm was unpleasant. - Continuing west, on the south side of Taskus farm was generally ok, apart from a point in the middle, crossing fields on a small scrubby path. - The section along Calais Road heading west towards St Erth Praze is not walker friendly....

everydayduffy

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Walked this enjoyable route in reverse (Lizard to Helston) on Wednesday 12th October. I wonder whether the route setter knows the Helston area very well, because the route between Poldhu and Helston took me across a couple of fields where the footpath is virtually non-existent. It's hard to grumble too much because I saw two deer on one of the fields, which is the first time I've seen deer this close to Helston!...

Jules Lewis

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Jules Lewis took this photo on Helliz one

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I walked this route from Camborne to Helston on an August evening - it has been very dry too. The short section on the B3303 is probably the least pleasant section of the whole walk, althogh there is a wide verge on the left hand side to utilise for most of this stretch. A bonus at the end of the walk was the walk following the River Cober from Lowertown to the outskirts of Helston....

everydayduffy

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everydayduffy took this photo on Camhel two

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All the inclines were pretty gentle other than a particularly steep section up from the River Cober in to Helston, but this could potentially be avoided by carrying on down the river to the roundabout near Lidl....

JTinsley

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I walked this Slow Way (with the previous reviewer on 19th July) and confirm that there were far too many issues between Troon -> Releath on this route to make it feasible. Some parts involved battling through dense 8ft high vegetation, and other paths appeared non-existent. I have replotted CamHel2 as completely new route and plan to try soon....

everydayduffy

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Camborne—Helston

everydayduffy added Camhel two, a new walk from Camborne to Helston

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The majority of footpaths are unusable either because they no longer exist, have been so underused they’ve become impassable or have been blocked by the landowners. The extent of the issues means an entirely new route needs to be plotted....

JTinsley

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The route occasionally takes you on the South West Coast Path but mainly runs inland. The route then follows the South West Coast Path till Gunwalloe having past Poldu Cove and then the Gunwalloe Chuch on Church Cove where there is a National Trust Cafe....

Paul Haines

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Paul Haines took this photo on Helliz one

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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....

Bryan Johnson

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Interestingly, having walked in a direction from Helston to Falmouth, there were more footpath signs better suited to walking from Falmouth!...

Paul Haines

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This was an enjoyable slow way, taking a relatively direct route between Falmouth and Helston. A particular highlight was the selection of small, wooded valleys the route passed through....

everydayduffy

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everydayduffy took this photo on Helfal two

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However the route does include some significant sections of country road without pavement where care is needed....

JTinsley

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The route starts at the Prince of Wales pier in Falmouth ending at the Helston information centre. This route took about 5 hours to complete with a lunch break and a snack break and takes you through the centre of Falmouth, Budock Water, Constantine, Gweek and Helston, providing a number of opportunities for those wanting to stock up on food/water supplies....

otinsley

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Not a recommended route and the alternative Helston to Coverack route also crosses the Downs....

Laura

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Camborne—Helston

Slow Ways added Camhel one, a new walk from Camborne to Helston

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Hayle—Helston

Slow Ways added Hayhel one, a new walk from Hayle to Helston

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Hayle—Helston

Slow Ways added Hayhel two, a new walk from Hayle to Helston

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Helston—Coverack

Slow Ways added Helcov one, a new walk from Helston to Coverack

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Helston—Coverack

Slow Ways added Helcov two, a new walk from Helston to Coverack

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Helston—Falmouth

Slow Ways added Helfal one, a new walk from Helston to Falmouth

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Helston—Falmouth

Slow Ways added Helfal two, a new walk from Helston to Falmouth

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Helston—Falmouth

Slow Ways added Helfal three, a new walk from Helston to Falmouth

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Helston—Lizard

Slow Ways added Helliz one, a new walk from Helston to Lizard

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Helston—Penryn

Slow Ways added Helpen one, a new walk from Helston to Penryn

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Marazion—Helston

Slow Ways added Marhel one, a new walk from Marazion to Helston

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Helston’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SW6593727488

Lat / Lon

50.10125° / -5.27447°

Easting / Northing

165,937E / 27,488N

Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Helston's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket

Restaurant

Accommodation

Accommodation < £50

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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