Walk S9

St Ives Trewatha Farm, Carbis Bay

The original walk book described this walk “St. Ives Borough is noted for its lovely, wooded lanes behind the town, commanding beautiful views.”  Although somewhat built-up since 1962, this walk is still as rewarding as ever.

It can be combined with another 4 mile St Ives walk “St Ives Clodgy Point, Inland Return” to make a full 8 mile walk.

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From the start point on the Terrace walk up the hill, turning sharp right into Albert Road at the top SW 518 400.

Cross the road to maintain the path and left into Talland Road SW 518 402, which has no footpath so take extra care on this section. 

Turn left and you are in an ancient way to the country known as the Belyars Lane SW 517 400.  After half a mile, turn left again onto a path opposite Trenwith Lane which has a sign for Belyars Bowling Green SW 515 395.

The path turns into Higher Tregenna Road at the school entrance.  Just past the school there is a footpath on the right SW 518 393 follow this path to a junction where you turn left SW 517 391. 

At the end of the path turn right into Steeple Lane SW 519 390 and take the next path on the left, opposite Blackbird Cottage SW 518 389.

Follow the path, ignoring all side paths, at the end of the path turn left on to the lane, then first right on to another lane SW 520 386

Follow this lane to Carninney Farm SW 520 383 and take the footpath between the buildings.  At the end of the path turn right and take the footpath at the end of the lane SW 521 382

The footpath leads on to another lane with some houses on the left, at the entrance to the last house Trewartha Farmhouse SW 522 380 find the stile.  

Turn left on entering the field and cross the field to a further stile.  Cross this field to a stile in the bottom right corner next to a farm house SW 525 382.  Follow the lane down to the road, cross over and follow the road directly opposite, following this road down to St Ives Road SW 526 384 and turn left.

Cross the road and pick up the path on the right, opposite Carbis Bay Holidays SW 524 385.

At the junction of paths take the steps to the left as indicated by the footpath sign.  This path leads on to a road, at the end of the road find a footpath to the right of a driveway. 

Descend some steps and turn left at the bottom onto the Coast Path SW 525 389 follow this path with the sea and the railway on the right. 

At the way marker sign continue straight ahead signed as St Ives.  The path turns into a lane along this section and where the lane turns left to go uphill, take the footpath straight ahead as indicated by a marker post. 

Descend to Porthminster Beach.  Follow the path behind the beach until you reach the steps opposite Pend Olva SW 519 403, ascend the steps, turning left at the top to the railway station or right for the bus terminus and the start point.