Walkers participate in these walks at their own risk. Walkers understand that no persons involved in organising the walks are responsible for any injury or illness caused by their participation in the walks. You will be asked to sign-in each time you attend a walk but no membership is necessary. Walks are free but you may have to pay car parking fees etc.

November 2019 Lanhydrock Circular

Date 6th November  2019

Start: Meet at 10.00am for a prompt 10.30am start at the National Trust car park at Lanhydrock. OS Explorer 107 Grid Ref SX086 644, nearest Post Code PL30 4AB

Finish:  We anticipate returning to the car park between 2.-2.30pm 
Parking:-National Trust Members park for free with the use of a valid card.  For non-members the cost is £3.00 for the whole day.

 About the walk: Before you all start to groan about having been here before I would point out that we start on an entirely new path that is part of the cycle trail experience that has opened in the last few years. Secondly, in view of the time of year and the weather as I type, it is a refreshingly short walk however, as the last half is a gentle climb from the banks of the Fowey back to the house there should be enough of a cardiovascular workout to keep you fit. There are no stiles to concern us either. We leave the Car Park in an easterly direction, skirting the cricket ground and descend through the trees amongst the new cycle paths down to the familiar site of the Respryn Car Park. Crossing the road we have the gentle stroll along the Fowey  before turning North up the Track towards the house itself with plenty of opportunities to look south to the sea.

Access is straightforward  whether you are coming on the A30 or A38.Either way you take the turning on to Turfdown Road at the roundabout by the Glynn Valley Crematorium and follow the signs.                             

Refreshments: The Park Cafe is open from 9.30 until 4.0pm but if you don’t feel you can wait that long then please bring something to eat when we stop for a break. A warm drink might be a useful addition to your first aid kit and gaiters.

Toilets: There are toilets at the start of the walk.

Dogs:  It is most advisable to have dogs on leads whilst crossing the road half way round and in the Car Park

Clothing: As always, please wear clothing and footwear suitable for the weather and terrain.

Walk Leader : Martin Wilson    caradonmonthlywalkers2@gmail.com

December 2019: Around Liskeard followed by Christmas bring & share lunch/social

4 December - A walk around Liskeard mainly using the Caradon Trail, taking in Coombe Junction, Moorswater & High Wood. The walk will be followed by a bring & share Christmas lunch in the main hall, Liskeard Methodist Church. If it keeps on raining, we will be thankful that quite a lot of the walk is on lanes & pavements. If it is very wet, we may change/shorten the route. 

Date: Wednesday 4 December 2019 meet from 10.00 am for prompt 10.30am set off.

Distance and Grade: around 4.5 miles. Moderate. No stiles but at least two hills up & one steep hill down.

Meet: Rapsons car park (Heathlands Road Liskeard PL14 4DH) £1.50 for the day (we will have to walk back to the Methodist Church for lunch – approx. 5 mins). Or you can park opposite the Methodist Church in the Cattle Market car park Dean Street PL14 4BA (£5.30 all day) & walk down to Rapsons to meet us at the start. Rapsons car park can be found on the left as you head out of Liskeard town centre towards the railway station.

Dogs: Well behaved dogs on a lead allowed on the walk but – sorry – not to the lunch.

Toilets: Please go before you get to the meeting point. There are public toilets in Westbourne Car Park, Liskeard, PL14 6BW. There are toilets in the hall where we are having lunch.

Lunch: Bring a plate or packet of food for a shared Christmas lunch after the walk. More details below.

Clothing: Warm, waterproof clothing & boots, suitable for December.

Walk Information: This is an approx. 4.5 mile moderate walk with hills up & down. Near Coombe Junction it will be muddy if it keeps raining and the woodland is uneven under-foot. Beware of traffic on the roads & lanes

Bring & share Christmas lunch/social: This will be held in the main hall of the Methodist church, PL14 4BL, after the walk – the entrance to the hall is to the right of the main church building (same entrance as to the Manna Coffee Shop) and straight ahead down the corridor. Please bring a plate or packet of food to share – there is a kitchen but ideally the food you bring should be OK to eat cold, eg quiche, sausage rolls, mince pies, sandwiches, crisps, cheeses, savoury or sweet biscuits, cake, etc – use your imagination (but no Mrs Cropley combinations please).   Tea/coffee/soft drinks will be provided.  A £1 donation towards the hall hire etc would be appreciated and it is probably as well to bring a change of shoes.  All walkers welcome – we would love to see any walkers who haven’t been able to join the walks lately; please invite anyone we haven’t seen for a while.  We anticipate getting to the Methodist Church between 1pm & 1.15pm. This is something we haven’t tried before – please support us if you can.

Walk Leaders: Jack and Brigitte Mann 01579 344631