Walk 3. Beacon towards Mingoose
Distance 2.7 miles (approx)
Starting at the Trelawny Road car park, take the lane located between the recycling station and the scout hut, walking past the garages on your right.
Turn right onto Polbreen Lane and then proceed onto Whitworth Close. At the end of Whitworth Close you will see a triangular piece of grass.
Follow the path behind the houses, turning left at the signpost towards ‘The Beacon via Cannonball Farm’. At the end of this path you join a wider track. Turn right and after a few hundred yards you will reach Cannonball Farm.
Cross at this point and continue upwards along the path, passing some houses on your left. The path then narrows before reaching an open green at the bottom of the Beacon. Walk across the top of this field and over the stoney style. Continue straight along the bottom path.
At this crossroads in the path turn left. Continue along this path, passing one path on the left hand side then taking the second turning left.
Follow this path until you reach a wider track, turn right at the bottom and you will come out on Beacon Drive. Turn left then almost immediately there is a public footpath on your right.
Follow this footpath to the next road, cross over then continue down along the track
Follow the narrow footpath until it crosses a small stream, then turning right (you will be heading down towards Chapel Porth)
When you reach a fork in the path, turn left and follow this path up and around the outside of the field. There are cows in the field but it is fenced (though Evie had to stay on lead as she could get under fence).
Once you have walked around the field you will arrive at a steel gate, go this gate then walk across the top of the fields to the end and cross the style.
Cross the style and head left back towards the Beacon. There is a gate at the bottom of this track. Go through the gate and then after about 20 metres turn right and head along the track with houses on your left.
The track will bring you out onto a road. Turn left. When you reach the staggered crossroads, turn right and walk along Goonvrea Road. As it veers to the left there is a track on the left (opposite a bench). Take this track and it will lead you towards Cannonball Farm (though you don’t want to go that far)
Turn right immediately past this fence, and proceed along a narrow track behind the houses. At the end, turn right and it will bring you to the grass triangle. Then retrace your steps along Whitworth Close and Polbreen Lane and back to the car park.