WALK | Cornwall | Luxulyan-Lanlivery

A short stop to admire the view from the Saints Way


THE WALK

A walk on the Saints Way between Luxulyan and Lanlivery.

The basis of the walk originated from Diane Pe’s book CORNWALL WALKS TO CHURCHES but I adapted it to create a circular version. We hadn’t realised how famous the SAINTS WAY was having never walked it before. We plan to walk more of it on our next walks as it is quite local to us. Another case of not knowing the quality of stuff right on your doorstep!


MAP

ORDNANCE SURVEY – Route planner map of today’s walk

Ordnance Survey iPhone/iPad app Map

We use the Ordnance Survey route planner app for iPhone/iPad to create all our walks these days ….. the GPS accuracy is amazing ….. especially useful when the paths just disappear!


PHOTOS

A really pleasant walk that had a lot of forest walks, lovely babbling streams and of course the occasional glorious Cornish countryside view.

Helman Tor – We plan to climb it on the next visit
Some of the massive granite boulders strewn around this area
Farmers here are keeping up with the times – Solar farming!
Unfinished business it seems
Tourist accident or dumped by the local landowner? Not sure.
The impressive Helman Tor that is visible on a lot of this walk
Glennis with another of the classic Cornish countryside views we enjoyed on this walk
The almost too pristine Lanlivery Church – still a lovely church though
Glennis admiring Riverwood’s lovely garden and lake between Lanlivery and Luxulyan
We finished the walk at Luxulyan Church a stunning example of our favourite type of Cornish Church
Spare roof tiles stacked up at the rear of the church
A hint for the young visitors to the church maybe
Amusements for the younger members of the congregation
Candle colour

SUMMARY

What a surprisingly nice walk!

We more often favour the SW Coast Path walks for their spectacular views of the Cornish coastine but in it’s own way this walk was just as special. What it didn’t have in ‘spectacularness’ it made up for in just being a really pleasant Cornish walk. It had forest walks, babbling streams, a nature reserve, well maintained paths and wooden walkways over boggy areas and a couple of really nice churches to visit. We will definitely be seeking out more of these ‘nice’ Cornish walks in the future.


STATISTICS

GARMIN FENIX 5X – Activity tracker data of today’s walk

Garmin Fenix 5X app Data

It’s interesting, and quite comical at times, to compare the Ordnance Survey route and time predictions with the route and time we actually take. Quite often we stop to take photo’s, admire the views, get sidetracked or even get lost…..yes occasionally even GPS loses the signal and can temporarily point us in the wrong direction….so the route can look quite different and be quite a bit longer at the end of the day!


PHOTO EQUIPMENT

IPHONE 11 PRO MAX: With it’s new three lens system and now waterproof the iPhone Pro Max is a perfect companion on our walks for selfies, panoramas, videos and to view our Ordnance Survey route planner maps.

iPhone 11 Pro Max

REFERENCES

CORNWALL WALKS TO CHURCHES – Guide book by Diane Pe

I have used this book extensively, sadly only available secondhand now, since we started walking more in Cornwall. Her book triggered the idea of my Churches project which is now the main focus of my photography. A visit to one of Cornwall’s amazing little churches at the end of a walk rounds our day off perfectly, they are not only full of photographic possibilities but also extremely peaceful and serene places to be.

CORNISH HISTORIC CHURCHES TRUST – Charity for Cornwall’s Churches

Also a useful source of information about Cornwall’s Churches. I have only recently discovered the good work that this Trust does and have been very impressed. Cornwall has the nicest churches in the world, they are not too grand, their simplicity being the reason that they are such pleasant places to be. So it’s important that they remain here for a long time so future generations can enjoy them…..there’s nowhere in any town or any place that has the same ambience.

ORDNANCE SURVEY – We always use their iPhone/iPad route planner app to create our walks and to check out any car journey routes. Can’t go walking without GPS these days ….. love it!

MET OFFICE – Used on every walk for weather information. An invaluable tool in planning what gear to take.

WIKIPEDIA – For finding information quickly Wikipedia is far and away the best, most convenient, useful source for anything ….. whatever their critics say! I use it all the time for information about places we visit on our walks.


LINKS

For Information on Lanlivery Church click here: INFO: LANLIVERY CHURCH

For Information on Luxulyan Church click here: INFO: LUXULYAN CHURCH

For Information on the Saints Way click here: INFO: THE SAINTS WAY

To view the ‘serious’ photos of Lanlivery Church full size click here: PIKTOUR PHOTO ALBUM: LANLIVERY CHURCH

To vew the ‘serious’ photos of Luxulyan Church full size click here: PIKTOUR PHOTO ALBUM: LUXULYAN CHURCH

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