Walk P3

Penzance Madron

Start Point – Penzance, Alverton Road (David Lay’s Auction House)

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Leave Penzance by Alverton Road, and instead of turning left uphill past the Pirate Inn, take the right fork straight on passing a thatched cottage, sideways to the road on the right into a narrow road with a stream on the left.

Cross the A30 with care and take the drive up the hill between the Castle Hornick Youth Hostel and Polgoon Winery, to where it divides, after about 200 yards SW 456 304, take the left fork. 

Pass in front of Rosehill farmhouse and enter fields. Follow the lower path on the left around the hill in the first field, not the track up across the field.

Just over the next stile the path branches, take the left-hand branch going down some steps and then keep to the right to a field walk leading to Boscathnoe Reservoir SW 451 311 and, at the road, turn right towards Heamoor. 

(You may want to take a slight detour to walk around the reservoirs as it is a tranquil spot for a picnic. Look out for short flight of steps on the right, just before reaching the Heamoor road).

On the Heamoor road, turn left in front of Trengwainton Gardens to go up the hill to Madron  Churchtown.

The church is well worth a visit at it is “the Mother Church for Penzance” and contains may relics including a flag from the Battle of Trafalgar.

Once you have finished wandering around Madron, head back to the church, keeping the school on your left, find a path heading downhill across fields SW 452 317.  to the Heamoor road.

Over a stile cross the road, and turn left towards Heamoor before taking the first right into Boscathnoe Way.

Turn right into Hill Close and look for a footpath at the end of the road by a school.  The footpath takes you behind the school and skirts abound the back of Heamoor before exiting into a drive SW 458 308.

Follow the drive for 50 or so yards and you will find a footpath on the right taking you down past the Polgoon Vineyard to the A30 Penzance By-pass.

Cross the road and take the footpath directly opposite which takes you into Tredarvar Road and a return to the start of the walk.