The White Walk, from MEADOW BARNS through PENPELL WOODS

The eastern side paths of Luxulyan Valley, close to Meadow Barns, are mainly known and used by locals; as a result they tend to be less wide, less well-trodden than the main central paths. At every point of interest, or change in direction a white sign, or white rope in a tree or other indication is waiting to point you on your way. This is your detective, clue-spotting challenge!

The white route takes about 1.5 hours and includes stopping places for stories, as follows:-

  • a mid 19th century carriageway & granite bridges
  • a dried-out leat path
  • a disused water turbine
  • a bench overlooking the canal
  • a section beside a tumbling stream and leat
  • a short climb on the inclined plane
  • the largest set of archaeological remains, in a waterwheel pit
  • a tin shaft with engine houses
  • a hidden granite-lined tunnel

Two more longer walks are available from the Meadow Barns Centre, one starting out to the big mine house in the east, down hill and back up through the woods; the other down to Ponts Mill and climbing gently beside Par River to the viaduct. You then return on a quiet country road.

Please note, if you lack confidence to explore in this way, remember you can call for help. OR pay a higher price to be accompanied the whole way.


The tales of Treffry also extend to other areas locally – Cam Bridges area of Luxulyan, Pontsmill to St. Blazey & Par, Tywardreath and Fowey. Email your enquiry@themeadowbarns.co.uk to receive notifications as these new Story Walk Book become available.

MAPS used are usually hand-drawn or edited photo-copies of either the 1840 tithe maps or the 1908 Ordnance Survey maps. These can alert you to what was happening at the time, rather than simply seeing the landscape of today.

Coming soon, preview pages of Episode 1 Fowey Tales.

And as a taster below, find a few sample pages, from the 2021 version of Episode 3. But this is no longer the format we are using, having made changes to be better suited for carrying in a ruck sack.

Walks in Par area, harbour, coast and canal, which go with Episode 3