Hele Valley - Marhamchurch, Bude

You need to log in as a member of Walkingworld to access the details for this walk and have an active subscription. Please join, or log in above if you are already a member.

This attractive stroll leads the walker through pleasant Cornish farmland to a tranquil wooded riverside track. Along the way there is time to rest and relax in its beauty, listening to birdsong, while maybe enjoying a quiet picnic, but remember your camera, as the vistas are picturesque.

After leaving the car park - by the small barge museum and canal - we have a short walk along a quiet country lane before passing through a gate onto a permissive path across a Cornish meadow, with views over an 'old English' valley. This area has recently been planted with 12,000 trees and opened to the public through a vision of a wildlife area that was achieved in 2004 by the Grills family, to whom all visitors will be indebted as they stroll through varied views in an oasis of calm. At the end of the meadow, we drop down into the valley to a picnic area before returning along the wooded bank of a tranquil river that is being sympathetically managed for the benefit of wildlife. After passing through a tiny, hidden hamlet, our walk takes us along the peaceful canal before returning once more to the car park, feeling reinvigorated.

England - South West England - Cornwall - Countryside


Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Museum, Wildlife
11/14/2018 - Derek Smith

Note that in section 5, immediately beyond the picnic bench, the path forks left or right. Take either path as they soon re-connect. The gap in the hedge in section 13 (as shown in the photo), is very wide and hard to spot. Look for an unsigned footpath crossroads at the top of the slope.

Walkingworld members near this walk

Distance away