Walk M8

Morvah Tregaminion, Chypraze

Take the footpath over the stone stile to the right of the wooden gate next to Morvah Church and follow it down the old green lane towards the coast. You will go through a kissing gate.

At SW 402 356 the lane turns a bend and widens out slightly, continuing towards the sea.

Climb over the rather rough and ready gap in the corner of the field (take care not to dislodge any of the stones) and carry on the path down towards the sea.

Meet the coastal path at a ‘T’ junction, turn left and cross over the stream, go over the stile and up the track. In a triangular enclosure to your left is the site of the Tregaminion Chapel and Holy Well, accessed via a stone stile off the coast path. This may or may not be visible depending on the season and the growth of the vegetation. Follow the path up the slope and continue along with the Cornish hedge to your left and the sea to your right.

Pass through an unusual kissing gate which incorporates a traditional Penwith gate and stone supports (a modern construction in traditional style), as you walk above the cliffs of Tregaminion and Chypraze.

At SW 392 358, about 25 metres off the path to your right you will see the semi-circle of stones called Chypraze Barrow. As you go over the top here you will see Pendeen Watch (lighthouse) and the outskirts of Lower Boscaswell on the skyline. It is very steep going down the coast path here to Portheras Cove, take care.

At the bottom of the path, go through the gate SW 390 357, leave the Coat Path and turn left up the path and up the valley (from this point, it is a short detour down to the beach at Portheras Cove). At the top of the valley, follow the public footpath through Chypraze farmyard, taking care for people, animals and machinery and follow the road on up the valley.

Opposite the first house you come to on your right, marked Wheal Rose on the map SW 395 353, take the footpath on your left over the stone stile and walk diagonally across the field towards the gate. Cross over the stone stile beside the gate. Across the next field towards the gate – roughly in line with the grain silos at the farm in the distance – and cross the stile. Same again across the next field where you will meet the road. Turn left here and walk back to the start of the trail.