Due to the current lockdown the walks have now been postponed until later in 2021.
Exploring West Penwith stories and songs with Ben Sutcliffe and Mary Woodvine
Tin Coast Walking Tours offer three fun, unique and creative guided circular walks around West Penwith and the Tinners Way, visiting many fascinating and rare Cornish antiquities (each walk approximately 8 kilometres / 5 miles). Musician Ben Sutcliffe from ‘The People’s String Foundation’ has teamed up with actor/storyteller Mary Woodvine to tell local myths and fables along the way. Ben and Mary will sing and play Cornish folk music and educate about Cornwall’s rich history, past and present culture and thriving wildlife.
Walk 3 – Men-an-Tol
Meeting Place / Parking: TR208NR nr. Bosullow OS ref: 418344 – There is a rough, unpaved parking area on the main road between Morva and Madron. This parking area is about a quarter of a mile west of Lanyon farm. There is room for 8 to 10 cars. Free Parking.
124.1m total ascent
- 10th January
- 17th January
- 24th January
At the heart of the Tinners Way this circular walk begins at the famous Men-an-Tol holed stone which is between 3500 – 4500 years old. Heading towards the glorious peaks of Carn Galver we come across the 6ft high Men Scryfa inscribed stone with written Celtic language from the 5th/6thC AD. The journey continues West past beautiful Bronze Age field systems and over the Carn Downs towards the un-excavated ancient Bronze Age settlement of Bosullow Trehyllys. For the pinnacle of this walk Ben and Mary will guide you to the magnificent ruins of Chun Castle which protected the tin and copper trade from plunderers from 300BC onwards. Not far from here is Chun Quoit, a beautiful Neolithic ceremonial monument who’s stones have lasted in tact for 5000 years. The journey back to Men-an-Tol leads along the picturesque track of the Tinners Way.
Part of the Tin Coast Events Programme. Commissioned by the Tin Coast Partnership and Cornwall 365.