The sea is never far away in Penwith, but this ride explores some of the quiet interior landscape of moors and little wooded valleys before meeting the Atlantic at Cape Cornwall or the Cot Valley, both of which are reached from St. Just, an interesting and historic town possessing many reminders of Cornwall’s Industrial Heritage in tin mining. There are stiffish climbs up from Cape Cornwall or Cot Valley back to St. Just, but otherwise the gradients are not too taxing. Delightful refreshments and shops in St. Just.
Start: Jubilee Pool, Penzance.
Proceed west along Promenade to turn right at roundabout. ,
Right again at next roundabout. Left at next roundabout.
Left at next roundabout (Hospital). Straight across A30 at roundabout (can use peestrian underpass) to Heamoor. ’
Left turn, passing Trengwainton Gardens (NT). Turn next left and continue to A3071. Turn right and continue to Tremethick Cross. Turn left through Skimmel Bridge, Boleppa, Ennestreven & Grumbla to main road.
Right turn to St. Just.
Excursions to Cape Cornwall and Cot Valley can be taken from here, both signposted. Approx 1.1/2 miles each. Return on same road passing Grumbla and straight on to Sancreed Beacon and Sancreed Village.
Left at Church and first right through Sellan to Skimmel Bridge and Tremethick Cross. Turn right towards Penzance. Turn right signed Trereife.
Proceed across A30, down Newlyn Combe, and turn left to finish on Promenade Road Penzance.