If you’re looking for a new walk in Cornwall to explore with your dog, here’s a lovely place. Trewardreva Mill, near Gweek, Constantine and Falmouth is a beautiful woodland walk and in the early weeks of May, the bluebells are ready to bloom.
Trewardreva Mill is near Constantine, midway between Helston and Falmouth around 20 minutes drive from each town. The walk is an easy mile and a half woodland stroll, with some steps and slopes.
Directions: Go to Edgcumbe on the A394 Falmouth to Helston road, and follow signs towards Brill and Constantine. At the village of Brill, follow signs to The Waymarker restaurant and Falmouth. Trewardreva Mill is a few metres before The Waymarker restaurant and this is about a 10 minute drive from Edgcumbe. Click here for a more detailed map
Parking: At The Waymarker if you plan on stopping for a coffee after your walk, or there is space at the entrance to Trewardreva Mill.
The mill itself is a disused Cornish water mill in the woods by a very pretty stream. From The Waymarker walk back towards Brill down a slope, over a stream and up again until you come to the sign Trewardreva Mill. Turn left and follow the path through an opening and old quarry works and on into the woods. From here the walk is a really lovely woodland stroll. The path takes you into the woods and continues along the top of the valley until you come to some stone steps (pictured below). From here you can continue on the straight path through some fields towards Constantine, but the path loops left, down to the stream where you find the old disused mill. Cross the footbridge here and turn left, back on yourself and you’ll come to another footbridge which takes you back up the slope to the original path that brought you into the woods. This is a short, fairly easy stroll of about a mile and a half.
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Dog friendly cake stop? The Waymarker is a wonderful place. Dogs are allowed on the veranda, which is protected by marquee in places and you can look out over the countryside. The best way to describe the cake here is as an ‘event’ rather than just cake. Rhiannon Mann, is the proprieter and formerly an archaeologist who knows all about standing stones. She and her team make incredible cake and cream teas and presents them with berries and artfully drizzled sauces. The food in the restaurant is also incredible if you want lunch or an evening meal.