Walks And Walking – Cornwall Walks Bodmin Moor Caradon Hill Walking Route
I had heard about a disused quarry on Caradon Hill similar to the one I had previously visited near the Cheesewring on Bodmin Moor so mapped out a 6 mile walking route up to Caradon Hill and the surrounding areas to try and find it on this Cornwall walk. This turned out to be quite an easy going walk and I did drift off the main tracks a few times just to have a look around the area in more detail but it did get a little bit muddy on the last section.
I parked the car in the Minions car park just after the Post Office on keeping left at the fork. I then walked back to the Post Office and turned left to walk up the road that takes you to Caradon Hill Television Station. After a short while I saw the track veer off to the right to metal gates where I walked through to find the disused quarry I had heard about so stopped to take some pictures and have a good look round. It’s not quite as stunning as the one near the Cheesewring but it’s still worth a visit.
I then walked up by the right hand side of the water following the barbed wire fence back up to the road where I then walked right all the way round to the Television Station keeping to the right hand side of the car park all the way round and then down until I could see the top of a disused shaft. As I enjoyed the view it looked like Cornwall was made up of a patchwork quilt of green fields, it looked wonderful.
I continued to walk down the slope all the way to the dismantled railway line where I then walked right to follow it all the way to the end through the metal gate to the road, passed the sign for Wheat Tor and Tokenbury Corner car park. I continued my walk down this road turning right at the sign for Crow’s Nest and followed the lane all the way to the Crow’s Inn turning right just afterwards by the footpath signpost. I walked up this footpath and through the metal gate with a great view of the disused mines on my right hand side.
I walked on this track keeping the same direction until I reached the top of another disused mine and then walked down the other side of the hill zig zagging down to rejoin the main path that took me all the way back to join the road by the Post Office and back to the car. The walk was just under 6 miles and took me 2 hours and 20 minutes to complete.