Walking around Trencrom

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.

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.


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

Wheal Alice from the south side

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


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.


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.


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.


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.

The short way home

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  1. suzyjbarker says:

    Lovely photos of a beautiful area

  2. beetleypete says:

    What a great walk, Jude, and nice weather too. It was well-worth the effort to make that climb.
    Regards as always, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      I wouldn’t contemplate doing it after a lot of rain, it soon gets muddy around here!

  3. Such a pretty place, Jude. Your photos are lovely.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Carol. It isn’t hard to take lovely photos when the scenery is so good.

  4. draliman says:

    Looks lovely, I’ll have to add this location to my list of possible places to visit on my annual leave next month. Great photos!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thank you. It is a great area πŸ™‚

      1. draliman says:

        If only Carland Cross to Chivvy were dual carriageway, I could be there in a trice… πŸ™‚

        1. Heyjude says:

          Looks like we’ll have to wait a few years for that to happen!

  5. Pit says:

    Love that “Boris Johnson hairstyle”! LOL

  6. Anabel Marsh says:

    Hey, you are turning into a hill walker! Irresistible views.

    1. Heyjude says:

      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.

  7. joannesisco says:

    I really enjoy these walks with you. What a perfectly lovely time of year!

    1. Heyjude says:

      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!

  8. restlessjo says:

    Oh, you are awful! Poor Boris πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    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. πŸ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      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.

    2. Lucid Gypsy says:

      What do you mean poor Boris, poor cow more like, she’s very pretty!

      1. restlessjo says:

        You have a very fair point πŸ™‚

  9. Sue Slaght says:

    I agree with another comment that you are becoming quite the walker Jude. Not sure that sheep is so keen on the paparazzi. πŸ™‚

  10. Can’t wait to see it, after seeing your great photos!

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