Walking up Trencrom Hill.

The walk up Trencrom Hill with the view to Marazion

View of the south coast and St Michael’s Mount

Trencrom Hill is a place for reflection.

View to the north coast, Hayle estuary and Godrevy in the distance.

We reached the top of Trencrom Hill

Reached the top of the top.

One grey Sunday we decided to find a hill and walk up it. We’d been up Godolphin Hill, I’d been up Carmenellis, and a favourite hill is Carn Brea obviously – that’s the one with the monument to Lord Basset/de Dunstanville and the beautiful Carn Brea Castle.

Trencrom hadn’t even made it onto my hill radar – and driving around since I’ve failed to spot it. Near the A30 by St Ives, it’s about 5 minutes drive up from Lelant roundabout to the tiny National Trust car park. Impressive granite outcrops line the twisting, steep path to the plateau – it’s not that much of a climb but the view from the top is HUGE.

Part of the ancient St Michael’s Way from Lelant to Marazion, Trencrom Hill must have been a place to rest with a pasty on the day’s walk from coast to coast for a very, very long time. It’s got that peaceful and majestic feeling that you get with granite boulders lying around on a hilltop.  I plan to return and do at least half of the 12 mile walk, probably starting at Trencrom Hill and ending up in Hayle.Cornish Hair. Walking in the Cornish mizzle does wonders for my barnet I must say.

Any suggestions of more hills for me to climb purposefully in Cornwall would be most welcome. x


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