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Family Friendly Walk with a Pub

We started off this walk at Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve to give Rex and Woody a run and a quick game with the ball and Frisbee!

Dog Friendly Walk

 

Picturesque setting between the Tamar and the Lynher estuaries perfect for a family walk.  St Stephens Church Saltash

 

 

 

 

We then set off down farm Lane towards St Stephen’s founded early in the Norman period.  The core of this fine building dates from 13th century and has an example of a Norman Font and 13th century coffin lid.

Family friendly and dog friendly pub

 

 

 

Then here turn left passing The Cecil Arms (which will be a welcome sight on the way back) following St Stephen’s Hill and keeping left at the bottom of the lane into the hamlet of Forder.The Creek t Forder

 

 

 

As you pass through Forder, Trematon Castle can be seen, standing high above.

Trematon Castle Saltash

 

 

The castle built by King William following a rebellion in South West England two years after Norman Conquest in 1068.  Unfortunately the castle keep and gatehouse is only opened for occasional charity events.  Continue along lane keeping ever widening creek on your left you will pass one of the many disused stone quarries before passing under the main line Lands End – Penzance railway viaduct.

Forder Valley

 

On your left can be seen the tidal mill pool of Antony Passage before turning left

at the T junction and passing the former mill.

HMS Raleigh on board training

 

 

 

On entering Antony Passage HMS Brecon sits impressively ahead on the River Lynher where a hand pulled ferry used to cross over to Jupiter Point.  Along this side of the shore line a ferry inn would have met travellers on Antony Passage side as they crossed to and fro.Ferry Inn

 

 

 

With the help of a map you can continue along the foreshore and back via the bridleways but for us it’s a steady stroll back along the lanes to St Stephen’s Hill.

The Cecil Arms Saltash

 

 

At this point you have hopefully saved enough energy to get back up the steep hill, at least in the knowledge The Cecil Arms awaits at the top, offering a very pleasing pint within a family friendly and dog friendly environment, ideal for Rex and Woody!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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