Kings Wood in the Pentewan Valley

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Kings Wood is an ancient woodland which has a diverse selection of wildlife and trees and plants. The trees are mixed deciduous and coniferous with Beech, Oak & Horse Chestnut predominating the deciduous species. The Woodland Trust are managing the wood and creating areas where the species can compete evenly for space.

The wood is criss-crossed by small tracks and a main track circumnavigates the main part of the wood. The lower parts of the track are broad tracks that are used by walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Vehicle access to the public is prevented by gates but Woodland Trust maintenance vehicles and the emergency services can access these broad tracks.

The higher tracks are a little more rugged and are supported by wooded banked steps in some places. Seats are conveniently placed to allow walkers to admire the woods and views.

The walk is not strenuous but some sections comprise short sharp gradients usually of about 200 to 300 metres. The surface is fine in dry weather but after heavy rain can be muddy, particularly where horses or vehicles have been active. Special footwear should not be needed and as snow is rare in this part of Cornwall, winter walks are similar o those in summer with improved views in the deciduous areas.

The walks are a favourite of local people form the St Austell area and many will be seen walking with their family or their dogs. The higher paths are less frequented and the cross paths are usually havens away from other people where you can stop and appreciate the beauty of this area.

England - South West England - Cornwall - Woodland or Forest


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