Walk - Holywell St Piran Walk
8.1 miles (13.0 km)
Holywell Road, National Trust Car Park - TR8 5PW Holywell Road, National Trust Car Park
A long but fascinating walk for the enthusiast, around Penhale Point and through the dunes at Penhale Sands. The fifth century missionary St Piran is said to have washed up here on his millstone after he was banished from Ireland, and the walk visits the remnants of his oratory, as well as various other holy sites attached to his name. A good route in spring, when blossom covers the thorn bushes in the dunes and primroses and many other wildflowers grow among the fresh bracken unfurling beneath the bright gorse bushes. Keep your eyes open for the rare grizzled skipper butterfly.