Penwith Access and Rights of Way – this is a local community based  organisation working with a wide range of partners including the West Cornwall Local Action Group and Cornwall Council to improve access to the countryside for both local people and visitors, with a particular interest in access to Penwith’s diverse collection of Ancient and Historic Sites. It also aims to help  encourage tourism for the benefit of local businesses and to offer people the opportunity to carry out practical

conservation tasks.



A Short Circlular Walk along the Hayle River at St Erth

4.3 Miles

 This circular walk is 4.3 miles in length and takes about 1.5 hours. It starts from a small parking opposite the Parish Rooms at St Erth. The route follows the river bank for much of its length, and then uses Footpaths and Bridleways to return. 

The majority of the route is easy to follow, with some stiles but only one steep uphill section. It is possible to buy refreshments in the village of St Erth and there are also

toilets close to the start of the walk.

The Church is worth visiting, either at the beginning or end of the walk.


The Hayle River at St Erth