Up Around The Bend


Narrowly avoiding the wrath of god, the Reporting Team scuttled back on to the road through Towednack. Assuming you haven't gone t'other way, we are now heading towards the St. Just road (and Rosewall hill in a round about way).

Fairly shortly you come to this little junction (12 on Map) ... Route around Rosewall Hill, St. Ives, Cornwall 18
... which is where you would come down if you had just followed the road rather than taking the detour across the fields from the mine. Route around Rosewall Hill, St. Ives, Cornwall 19

Assuming you would rather follow in the paw/hoof/footprints of the Reporting Team you then have a smallish trudge up the road (watch out for traffic, cars tend to bomb down it).

However, bucolic scenes abound (if you're into bucolling) ... Route around Rosewall Hill, St. Ives, Cornwall 20
... as do bunnies.

Towednack is full of rabbits but they usually steer clear of humans. (Apart from the killer rabbits but that's another story and the Tourist Board asked us not to mention them!).

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At the end you come to the St. Just road (12 on Map). Here you can either go left, which takes you towards Zennor, or right to go back towards Rosewall Hill (and St. Ives). Route around Rosewall Hill, St. Ives, Cornwall 22

For the sake of completeness (and not wanting to walk to Land's End), we take a right at the end of the road. From here it is a short (but steep-ish) walk up the road to the lay-by (13 on Map) but be warned; you have to walk on the road and cars do tend to come round blind bends quite quickly so keep your ears peeled and your eyes to the ground!

On your way you will pass the ancient (and occasionally still used) emmet lynching post! Route around Rosewall Hill, St. Ives, Cornwall 23
Ah, that greatest of British traditions - the tatty lay-by.

Why get out and enjoy the view when you can sit in your beloved car munching your cheese and pickle sarnies!

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From base camp you can either launch yourself directly at Rosewall Hill or, if you've got a little time to spare, you can go up the path directly across the road and head up Little Trevalgan (14 on Map).

Luckily, marker stones occur naturally in this area. Marker for Little Trevalgan near St. Ives, Cornwall
From the top you can see Trevalgan Farm (and the campsite) and the coast.

(There is a path down there if you want to go that way).

View from Little Trevalgan near St. Ives, Cornwall
See what I mean about the markers? Marker for Rosewall Hill near St. Ives, Cornwall 1
A remarkable notice, which bears the sum total of bugger all information about Rosewall Hill itself! Marker for Rosewall Hill near St. Ives, Cornwall 2

So, having almost circumnavigated the place, the Reporting Team make one final assault on the north-west face. Pass the oxygen please.

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