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St. Just and Area includes some stunning walks ideal for walking it off

St. Just and Area

Map of St. Just

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Shining Land, Silver Sea

St. Just is an ancient market and mining town set in the West Cornish coastline facing the Atlantic.

Shakespeare described Britain as “This precious stone set in the silver sea”.

St. Just is a rough diamond, set in a shining land bounded by the silver sea.

Walking it Off

Hidden coves and beaches. Stunning scenery, breath taking views. Mining and agricultural history. The many walking routes around St. Just take in all of these and help you walk off our cream teas and cakes!

The Cook Book to Carn Bosavern

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Time: 15 minutes, depending on how long your legs are

An easy walk for all, although it can be slippery and muddy if wet

Turn right towards the centre of St. Just. Go past the War Memorial, the Co-op and the Commercial Hotel until you reach Fore Street. Walk up the street on the right-hand-side – tread carefully as the pavement is very narrow.

Keep on going, past St. Just Garage, across the entrance to South Place to where the main road turns left up the hill – at the corner, on the right-hand, there is a small set of steps leading to a narrow lane.

Go up the steps, along the lane, to the T-junction. Turn left and then immediately right, between No. 33 and No. 34, into another short lane. This will bring you onto the road leading up to Carn Bosavern. Walk to the top of this road and take a right across a stony car park. Follow the path and climb over a lwo wall – there are makeshift steps, but take care.

Once over the wall, take either the left or the right route until you reach the rocks themselves.

Facing seaward, to your right lies the town of St. Just from on high, to your left, the vast countryside.

Extra care must be taken with children, as the rocks can be slippery when wet. It is open to high winds!

You can return via the route you came by.

If you wish to extend your walk, you can find further routes and maps in our An Uncommon Place book.