Instead of the five-minute stroll up to the top of Trencrom Hill, we decided, or rather I decided, that we should take the longer route via the official NT carpark and have a circular stroll. I like circular walks. And drives. I like to see different things on the way there and back again. And besides, there is a lot going off in the hedgerows at the moment.

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A view I can look at until the cows come home…

Distinct colours of Cornwall with white wild onion interwoven with cobalt-blue bluebells, deep-pink red campion, white stitchwort, egg-yolk yellow gorse, blue-purple violets and greens of nettles, brambles, spleenwort and navelwort.

A Cornish lane
A Cornish lane

Added to that is the sound of birdsong – long flutey notes of the blackbird, chattering chaffinch, a sing-song robin and chirpy house sparrows.

Chaffinch
Chaffinch

As we head south we look back at the familiar sight of Wheal Alice.

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Wheal Alice from the south side

Stopping to admire the ‘Boris Johnson’ hairstyle of one of our cows.

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Continuing slowly along the lane we breathe in the onion-filled air, sometimes crushing the delicate stems beneath our feet as we squeeze into the hedgerow to let a car or farm vehicle pass by. There are no footpaths here.

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The hill seems to get further away from us as we start to head downwards and through a hamlet nestled beneath the hill and under trees.

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I stop frequently to photograph a view, this former chapel (?) caught my eye as the stone and recently ploughed fields blended together. An inquisitive sheep in a paddock and a rusty shed.

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Finally we reach the car park and locate the path up the hill. It is rather steeper from this side and we have to clamber around and over the granite boulders in our way.  But it is worth the effort as the views are magnificent.

The NT car park
The NT car park

And now we are back in familiar territory.

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The short way home

If you enjoy a walk, long or short then please visit Jo’s Monday Walk where you will find walks from all around the world.

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33 thoughts on “Walking around Trencrom

    1. Haha.. don’t think so Anabel, there aren’t that many hills around, though I have my eye on a couple of others I’d like to get to the top of. The views do make it worth while.

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    1. The lanes have changed already just over the last couple of weeks with loads of frothy cow parsley replacing the wild onion. I shall have to walk around again. Actually, if I did this every day I might get a lot fitter!

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  1. Oh, you are awful! Poor Boris 🙂 🙂
    I love that first shot of Alice, though. Seems like forever since I walked along one of those Cornish lanes but they really haven’t changed a bit. Many thanks, Jude. You’ll be sylph like at this rate. 🙂

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    1. Sylph like? I don’t think so. I have never been like that since about the age of 11! And you’re right, these lanes haven’t changed at all. I remember coming down when my father had a Ford Corsair and it touched the hedgerow at both sides – can’t remember him ever having to reverse though.

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  2. What a gorgeous walk and well done for climbing that hill, can you hear me wheezing at the thought of it? So were the cows coming out after the morning trip to the milking parlour, I love the long line of them. The old chapel is lovely with it’s arched windows. There’s something for everyone in this post Jude, fabulous!

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  3. I am totally in love with your Cornwall Jude. I would never get tired of those views. I chuckled at your cow and sheep watching you go by and those stunning views across the hills. And of course all the lovely wild hedgerow flowers and pretty cottages. Makes me want to hop on a plane and see it for myself, but sadly I will just have to soak in your posts.

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  4. Oh Jude, I do so love your photographs. Love the Boris Johnson cow, lol!! The views on this walk are stunning and I always love to see your beautiful close ups. The Chaffinch too…gorgeous…

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