Helston to St Anthony

A walk from CAST in Helston to St Anthony-in-Meneage, the second in a series forming a loop from Helston around the coast paths of the Lizard.

If you would like to walk the same route as Dom and Ben, you can follow the directions below:

From CAST head up Penrose Road to Wendron Street, then turn right up Shute Hill, past the old prison and on to Beacon Parc. Go around the green to the left and turn up Oates Road. Go straight across the main road and down a narrow path next to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, then across a large playing field, followed by a confusing wiggle through the modern housing development to emerge onto the A394. Go straight across the road and follow the public footpath up through farmland, with the large, wooded enclosure at Crasken to the left. At the lane, go right and follow for a half a mile and then turn left onto a bridleway heading downhill. This becomes a footpath cutting right across farmland, before descending through some private gardens (though this is still a public right of way) to emerge onto the lane at Mellangoose Mill. Go left up the lane and then turn right onto a bridleway which leads uphill to pass next to RNAS Culdrose. At Rose-in-the-Bush, turn left on the road, and in a hundred yards or so, take a small lane on the right. At the end of the lane, go straight on along a track, past Rocket Gardens plant nursery, and on past Treverry Farm. Head downhill on a lovely green lane through woodland to emerge onto Gweek Drive. Go left for a few yards, then turn right onto a path which leads uphill though farmland as far as the church of St Mawgan-in-Meneage. From here follow the road leftwards and downhill at first, for a mile or so, as it crosses a couple of creeks, and then climbs uphill to Gear Farm. A few hundred yards beyond Gear Farm, turn left onto a small lane that drops down into the valley above Tremanye Quay, and then climbs up the other side. A half mile or so after the climb, turn left down a lane for Mudgeon Farm. Beyond the farm, look for a footpath on the right which leads through farmland and then descends through woodland to the top of Frenchman’s Creek. Climb up the far side of the valley to Kestle Barton. Pass the gallery and cottages and drop down into the valley beyond and on through the woods into Helford Village. From the village follow the coast path along the southern shore of the Helford River to Dennis Head, and then drop down to the church at St Anthony-in-Meneage.