Walk G2

Grove Corner 3 Mulfra, Bodrifty

Walk Details

Walk down the road from the junction, in the direction of Newmill, until you reach the “Public Bridleway” sign on the right, and the start of the path up the hill.

Follow the path as it climbs steadily up the side of the hill. Don’t forget to look behind you – as you climb, you’ll be able to see developing views of the Zennor hills across to the north-west.

As the path levels out onto the broad summit plateau, it passes just beside a barrow, one of at least three over the top of the hill here. Continue along the path, joining onto a second path that comes up the hill from the north-west, and to the Quoit SW 451 353

Stop to appreciate the Quoit, and the panoramic views from it, for a while.

When you’re ready, take the path that bears south downhill, in the direction of Mounts Bay, and follow it all the way down.

The path leads down into the ancient lane that runs between the field systems surrounding Mulfra Vean settlement. 

From this point you can access the courtyard houses on either side of the track.

Continue down the lane, through the present-day settlement of Mulfra, and down the narrow zig-zagging road past horse fields. 

On the second sharp left-hand bend SW 454 348, a public footpath drops steeply off the road (currently unsigned) down towards the stream. Cross the wonderful granite footbridge, and up to the gate into the field beyond.

Cross the two fields along the line of the footpath, to Trythall School.

Descend the granite steps down to the road, opposite Trythall School – turn right and head up the road.

Turn right at the junction and follow the road up the valley. 

Take the lane branching off to the right (signed to Bodrifty) SW 445 348, follow it up until it becomes a track – note the Public Bridleway sign – and out onto the edge of the moor.

When you reach a gate on your right at SW 443 354 go through it and continue along past the Bodrifty Iron Age Settlement.

At the top, it joins up with the bridleway that is part of the Tinner’s Way and carries on over the broad northern shoulder of Mulfra Hill. The track here follows close to the parish boundary between Madron and Zennor, and between Mulfra and Bosporthennis Commons.

Follow it down back towards the start, around the old quarry and out to the road.