Trencrom Hill

Towering above Lelant Downs in West Penwith , Trencrom hill is located close to Hayle and Carbis Bay.


From the top you have a 360 degree view of the surrounding countryside and both St Ives Bay looking north to Padstow and Mount’s Bay with St Michael’s Mount.


Standing 550 feet high, Trencrom is an ancient hill fort and a perfect spot to sit and watch the sun rise or set. And in spring and autumn you may feel its mystical powers, if you are receptive.

The hill was recorded as Torcrobm in 1758 which is derived from Cornish “torr crobm“, i.e. ‘hunched bulge‘.


  1. Wow, what a beautiful view from the top. Stunning photos.

    1. Heyjude says:

      It is, we are just a little too low to catch a sea view from the house, but walk 100 yards and we can see St Ives bay.

      1. That would be enough to get me out walking every day.

  2. Oh, I love this post. Didn’t realise I was missing boulders so much. Wonderful shots. I’ve also been meaning to say that I like the title of this blog.

    1. Heyjude says:

      One or two boulders around this part of the country – I’m looking forward to exploring more of the moors. Eventually!

  3. Sue says:

    Great shots, Jude!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Got a few sunset ones on Monday too.

      1. Sue says:

        Fab! Well done you!

  4. Fabulous photos. ‘Hunched Bulge’ actually sums how I feel at the moment pretty well!

  5. So gorgeous there, Jude. I’d love to scramble up there. 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      No need for scrambling Sylvia, it’s a fairly easy stroll to the top. Not sure about the top of the rocks though. Now that might be a scramble!

  6. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Got to love the granite Jude, especially when it comes with a view 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      No complaints from me about the view 🙂

  7. beetleypete says:

    Great spot for a hill fort! Good to see you enjoying your new surroundings too.
    Regards as always, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      Not getting out as much as I’d like, but plenty to do in the home, and the view is pretty good right from the back garden 🙂

  8. pommepal says:

    I love the light you have captured too Jude it is sort of transluscent, and what a view all the way down to the beaches.

    1. Heyjude says:

      The views are amazing, you can see for miles in a clear day. All the way to Padstow in the north of the county.

      1. pommepal says:

        Sounds idyllic

  9. joannesisco says:

    I’m assuming this is a natural rock formation? Climbing on top of it looks like a challenge in itself!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Natural and very old. I have clambered up some of the rocks to get a view, but not this one. I am not much of a rock climber and these days my hips and knees don’t seem to want to move as well as they did 😦

      1. joannesisco says:

        Rock formations like this fascinate me. This one looks like a stack of pancakes 🙂

  10. restlessjo says:

    Are you receptive? You’ve posted loads while I’ve been gone! We were out walking and feasting with the group today so quiet night in. Phone has its limits but I can do a bit of catch up. That looks like a great spot for a scramble xx

    1. Heyjude says:

      Phone a bit of a dead loss here! But wi-fi working fine. A beautiful day today, but the cattle are very loud tonight so I guess I won’t be getting much sleep 😦

      1. restlessjo says:

        Thunderstorm and too much white port is my excuse xx

    2. Heyjude says:

      I quite like port, but it can be a bit sickly sweet and a glass is enough. I’m trying to remember if I have tried white port. Is it any drier?

      1. restlessjo says:

        No, sorry! X

        1. Heyjude says:

          I’ll stick to the wine then. [holds out glass…]

        2. restlessjo says:

          Much too early! X (but not a bad idea)

        3. Heyjude says:

          Not now it isn’t!

        4. restlessjo says:

          Our lovely little riverside bar Anazu seems to have gone out of business. Atrocious price paid for a Caipirinha-just cos I fancied one. It IS a holiday, after all? Back to the real world soon xx

        5. Heyjude says:

          The most expensive G&T I had was at Lisbon airport – something like £12 each – we could have bought a bottle for that!

        6. restlessjo says:

          Mick had the pet lip. The waiter asked how my Caipirinha was. I said I’d had better and he replied ‘you will not pay for it’. Of course, he still charged and we won’t be going back. Shame because it’s such a nice spot. Excellent meal after though xx

        7. Heyjude says:

          I hate it when that happens!

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