Circular walk from Helston to Mellangoose Farm, passing through Sithney Green, Gwavas Hill and Lowertown.
If you would like to walk the same route as Dom and Ben, you can follow the directions below:
Starting from the centre of Helston, head down Church Street, then turn left into Cross Street. Continue as the road descends towards the junction with the Penzance Road, A394. Cross the bridge over the river Cober and, just before the junction with the main road, turn right up a signposted footpath, into a stretch of woodland that follows the river. Stay on the footpath and head left, passing a little footbridge and penetrating further into the woods, initially along a raised causeway across very marshy ground. Always keeping left, the path will pass through a boggy patch before it begins to climb out of the valley, coming out onto a small lane at Newham Barton. Cross the lane and slightly to the right there is a flight of steps with an old iron railing, leading into a field with a modern bungalow to the right. The footpath passes through this field, and then another, before entering a tunnel-like green lane which emerges onto a junction of small lanes at Mellangoose. Go straight on, following the tarmac lane up past Mellangoose Farm and on to Sithney Green. At Sithney Green, turn right up a track, and then bear right as a smaller track begins to climb up through woodland, eventually emerging into open farmland via a prominent stile in a Cornish hedge. Cross a couple of fields before reaching another small lane. Turn left up the lane for a few yards before ducking back rightwards onto another footpath which crosses two more fields before entering the hamlet of Gwavas. From Gwavas, follow the lane down Gwavas Hill into Lowertown. At the bottom of the hill turn right onto a track, the start of which is marked by an old phone box, now used as a local book sharing library and which leads to stepping stones across the Cober. From here the way is obvious, following the course of the river down the valley all the way back to Helston, and joining the bottom of Cross Street.