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Cardinham Woods Hurtstocks Loop

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Cardinham Woods Hurtstocks Loop
Author: Claire, Published: 13 Jul 2012 Walk Rating:star1 Cardinham Woods Hurtstocks Loop Walking  Guidestar1 Cardinham Woods Hurtstocks Loop Walking  Guidestar1 Cardinham Woods Hurtstocks Loop Walking  Guidestar1 Cardinham Woods Hurtstocks Loop Walking  Guidestar1 Cardinham Woods Hurtstocks Loop Walking  Guide
Cornwall, Bodmin
Walk Type: Woodland
Cardinham Woods Hurtstocks Loop
Length: 3 miles,  Difficulty: boot Cardinham Woods Hurtstocks Loop Walking  Guide boot Cardinham Woods Hurtstocks Loop Walking  Guide
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A 2.5 mile circular loop around the steep valley woodland of Cardinham Woods. The walk follows a level track alongside Cardinham Water before taking a steep climb high into the valley sides to reach the remains of Wheal Glynn Mine, an old silver and lead mine. The walk then returns to the valley bottom for the return leg. Popular with dog walkers, the tracks give an excellent opportunity to enjoy beautiful woodland and the rushing stream.

The majority of the walk is on a level track but there is one fairly steep climb to reach the mine. All the tracks are quite well made with stone/grass but can be just a little muddy after wet weather. There are no stiles or gates. There are toilets and a cafe available at the start. Approximate time 1 hour.

The walk starts from the Cardinham Woods pay and display car park. Follow the brown signs from the A38 Bodmin to Liskeard road, close to the Bodmin and the junction with the A30. Approximate post code PL30 4AL.

Walk Sections

Start to Bridge Junction
Start to Bridge Junction

Start point: 50.4698 lat, -4.6785 long
End point: 50.4778 lat, -4.6693 long

Leave the car park via the short slope next to the toilet block and turn left onto the tarmac lane. Follow this lane for some distance with the wide stream running along to the left. Continue until you reach an obvious junction in the lane. The lefthand path goes across the stream and the path straight ahead is marked as ‘Wheal Glynn Walk’.

Bridge Junction to Wheal Glynn Mine
Bridge Junction to Wheal Glynn Mine

Start point: 50.4778 lat, -4.6693 long
End point: 50.4774 lat, -4.6637 long

Go straight ahead on the track marked as Wheal Glynn. At the next crossroads, turn sharp right onto the steep slope again marked for Wheal Glynn. Follow the track climbing up hill and at the top of the slope you’ll see the ivy clad chimney of the remains of Wheal Glynn Mine ahead through the trees.

Wheal Glynn Mine was a lead and silver mine. Started in the early 1850s, by 1856 an engine house had been built and the shaft was complete. In January 1857 the engine was started with a dinner for 50 mechanics presided over by Captain Vercoe the manager of the mine. Sales of 18 tons of lead ore were recorded in 1859 but working appears to have stopped soon after. In 1864 a proposed reworking of Wheal Glynn under the name of Cardinham Wheal Rose came to nothing.

Wheal Glynn Mine to T Junction
Wheal Glynn Mine to T Junction

Start point: 50.4774 lat, -4.6637 long
End point: 50.4772 lat, -4.6703 long

To continue on the walk swing sharp left following the stone track steeply uphill. At the junction at the top, turn sharp right onto the level track and follow this as it passes the mine on the right. From this track you will get a close up view of the mine remains.

Follow the path ahead and continue as it swings right over a bridge across a stream. A little further on at the T-junction, keep right following the track downhill. Follow the path as it swings left and take care on this section with children and dogs as there is a steep drop to the right. At the bottom the path meets a T-junction with the level tarmac lane that you walked earlier.

T Junction to End
T Junction to End

Start point: 50.4772 lat, -4.6703 long
End point: 50.4707 lat, -4.6777 long

Here you have two choices. You can simply turn left and follow the lane back to the car park. Alternatively, you can go right for a few paces and then turn left over the bridge and left again to follow the path running to the right of the stream as an alternative route back to the car park.

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By samsung on 21 Jul 2014

The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.

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