Friday, 26 July 2019

A Short Walk Along TheTresillian River to St.Clement, Cornwall


We went for a short walk along the tidal Tresillian River, our intention being to visit the lovely village of St. Clement and its fine old church. This is about 3 miles from the city of Truro.


It's a pleasant walk - simply follow the river. The tide was on it's way out. 


As we walked we passed a small lake to our right. All was quiet other than a few local dog walkers.


I'm always fascinated by the old Cornish dry walls. In the example below there are sections of vertical and horizontal stones.


The gate below indicates we are approaching St.Clement, which is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The village backs onto the river.


A few cottages have a prime view overlooking the river ...


… and with their own access to the water.


Turning right into the village the tower of the church of St.Clement comes into view. The old name was the church of Moresk.

Strange to see the red phone box, it seems out of place - though it's reasonably up to date and can be used for e-mails and texts.


There are more old cottages on the approach to the church ...


… plus the Church Cottage with the church tower in the background.


The church was built in the mid-13th century, but more on this in my next post.


Returning to the river there was Rose Cottage.


And now we come to The Old Vicarage dating back to the 1500s - but not as it once was! It's now an upmarket Bed & Breakfast emporium.


We then retraced our steps back to our car. The river had become more mud than water but the birds loved it - a free lunch.


Parking the car:
We had parked at the end of Tresillian village (3 miles east of Truro). On the left there is a big car dealership. After this is a pull-in off the main A390, just before the sign as shown below. There is only room for a maximum of five cars - and that is only if everyone parks neatly. 

After the walk we went into Truro for lunch at the The Cloisters Restaurant - nothing posh but they do a lovely nut roast in a wine sauce (I'm vegetarian). My wife had the roast beef.


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