Track And Field


Wake up at the back there!

You really need to start paying attention because this is one of the sections of the walk that is so spectacularly unmarked (and, we suspect, de-marked) that it is very easy to end up wandering around like a headless chicken!

As you emerge from HMP Little Trevarrack you shin over this gap in the wall (avoiding being trampled by stampeding horses if possible). Route of St. Michael's Way, Penwith, Cornwall 42
Sneak straight across the horsey field aiming just to the left of the building ..... Route of St. Michael's Way, Penwith, Cornwall 43
..... where you scramble over the wall and head left down a driveway. Route of St. Michael's Way, Penwith, Cornwall 44
When you reach the road look to the other side on the right and you should spot ..... (9 on Map) Route of St. Michael's Way, Penwith, Cornwall 45
..... the stile and, at last, another marker post. Route of St. Michael's Way, Penwith, Cornwall 46

If you consult your map now you should see that there is a standing stone in the next field but one. You want to head for this field but the standing stone is not actually in the right direction.

Nothing to stop you going to have a look at it if you want, though. Basically it's a big stone and it stands up. We tried running around it anti-clockwise 13 times on a full moon but nothing happened. Bah!

That's the standing stone over there, on the left in the distance.

We didn't go over this time because Shaun had already been distracted by something more interesting!

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Aha, the black sheep of the family. Route of St. Michael's Way, Penwith, Cornwall 48
The easiest way to find the next waypoint is to turn right and walk around the edge of the standing stone field. (It also reduces the chances of you being savaged by irate sheeps!). Route of St. Michael's Way, Penwith, Cornwall 49
Hm, I'm sure that's not right.

It's hard to have much sympathy with farmers complaining about walkers wandering around their fields when some seem to have made less than zero effort to mark the right of way.

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Anyway, assuming your forensic skills are sufficient to locate the remains of the marker post you then head down this little path. Route of St. Michael's Way, Penwith, Cornwall 51
It's quite overgrown in places but also quite picturesque in a flowery sort of way. Route of St. Michael's Way, Penwith, Cornwall 52
Eventually the path comes out onto a track ..... Route of St. Michael's Way, Penwith, Cornwall 53
..... which you then follow down to the road (near the Tyringham Arms). (10 on Map) Route of St. Michael's Way, Penwith, Cornwall 54

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