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 a circular route in the heart of the Penwith Moors, and the best route for visiting the ancient sites of Chûn Quoit and Chûn Castle, as well as providing additional links to Bosullow Trehyllys, Boswens Menhir, and Carn Kenidjack.
This walk can be combined with the route from St Just to Tregeseal & Carn Kenidjack, making a total distance of 7 or 8 miles.
The route is dog friendly, but note that cattle are sometimes grazed on Higher Downs and the fields beneath; please keep dogs under control if you see cattle. This route includes a short section on public road.
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).