Friday, 30 September 2022

AN EASY RIVERSIDE WALK 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 path. The tide was on the way out on our visit. 


On the right is we passed a small lake. All was silent other than a dog barking in the distance.


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 indicated that we were approaching St.Clement, which is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The village backs onto the river.


Our first sight of the village. A few cottages have a prime view overlooking the river ...


… and they have their own access to the river.


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 traditional 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 Church Cottage with the church tower in the background.


 It is believed that the church was built in 1249 but was enlarged in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.


A quick look inside the church.








We now followed our footsteps back to our car passing the riverside cottages ...


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


The tide was on its way out and the river was turning quite muddy - so lots of free food for the birds. All in all a very pleasant walk, which can be extended by following the local footpaths - perhaps to Malpas.


Parking the car:
We parked at the end of Tresillian village (3 miles east of Truro). We were driving from the St. Austell area, 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 in the photo below. There is room for about five cars - if everyone parks neatly. otherwise there is some parking on the opposite side of the road.


Hope you have a good week ahead. To close the post a few flowers my wife received from our son.

All good wishes ~ Mike.



4 comments:

  1. Very good post, very nice tour. Thanks.

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  2. Hello Mike, lovely pictures of St Clements. I've only ever gone as far as Malpas, so nice to see what's further up river. The old tree looks like a lovely giant piece of driftwood. The church looks like it has a fine pipe organ too. How novel, a telephone box that does texts & emails! x

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    1. We often wander along the river to St. Clement. It's peasant walking beside the river. It's a lovely church and we rarely see anyone else if we go inside. Don't work too hard! All good wishes.

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