This route, including text and photographs, was originally published by the Penwith Landscape Partnership (PLP) and is subject to the terms and conditions of the PLP shown at https://www.penwithlandscape.com/terms/.
This is an “out and back” walk starting from the centre of St Just with a circular section around Truthwall and Carnyorth Commons, featuring a wealth of historic sites, particularly the Tregeseal Stone Circle, barrows and holed stones.
An alternative starting or finishing point is Botallack, via Devil’s Lane, joining this route at waymarker 21.
The route is dog friendly, but note that cattle are grazed on the Common as part of a Higher Level Stewardship scheme – please keep dogs under control if around cattle. This route includes some sections on the public roads.
Please read the safety information published by the PLP at https://www.penwithlandscape.com/trails-and-ancient-sites/trails-disclaimer/ and be aware of the particular danger presented by mineshafts in West Cornwall - many of them are not marked on maps, and they may be hidden by vegetation!
A note on place names: You may come across different spellings for some places, which can lead to confusion! Most place names in West Cornwall are derived from Cornish words, although their spellings have changed - and often been anglicised - over the years. The original meanings can give fascinating insights into the history of the area. A useful guide to the derivation of place names is "The Place-Names of the Land's End Peninsula" by Craig Weatherhill (published 2017, Penwith Press).