Welcome to the Parka to Penhale Walk
St Enoder is a very old and very typical Cornish Parish. It contains numerous dispersed medieval farms as well as the larger settlements of Indian Queens, Fraddon, St Columb Road and Summercourt that have grown up along the main roads in more recent centuries. Goss Moor – known locally as ‘King Arthur’s Hunting Ground’ – lies to the east, while china clay pits are to be found along the southern edge of the Parish.
This walk is 2.5 miles long and should not be too strenuous for the relatively fit walker.
The central pages of this booklet show the route of the walk and locate historic and other features of note. It passes an area of known archaeological remains of prehistoric date at the western end of Fraddon and leads through an agricultural landscape associated with farms like Penhale and Harvenna, named in the Cornish language, and almost certainly over a thousand years old. More recent features include the remains of 19th century mines and a range of distinctive buildings in Fraddon.
Printed copies are available from the Fraddon and Penhale Enhancement Association for £1 – phone 01726 860178 and the complete walk booklet, with a detailed history of the area and numerous images, can also be purchased from Fraddon Post Office, the Blue Anchor Inn and the main counter at Kingsley Village. All monies raised will go towards improvement works in the Fraddon area.