Distance: 3½ miles (5km)
Start/finish: Hurlers car park, Minions, a little SW of PL14 5LW
Terrain: Path, track, open moorland
Toughness: Easy to moderate
Ascent: 103 metres
Navigation: Easy to moderate
Good for: Moorland, views, history
Lat Long / Grid Ref of Start: 50.5138, -4.4557 / SX2599271102

Bodmin Moor’s bleak wilderness is peppered with stone circles and great tors. The Hurlers and the Cheesewring are among the best known. Starting near Minions, the highest village in Cornwall, follow tracks NW from car park past the three circles of The Hurlers. Continue on obvious path until you can bear R to the Cheesewring, a towering stack of a rock formed over thousands of years by glaciation and weathering. Scramble to the top for breathtaking views. Descend and follow paths NNW until back on the main path heading N. Great running towards Sharptor, bearing R at the road and following the old tramway back past Cheesewring Quarry to return to car park.

Miles Km Directions
0.0 0.0 From Hurlers car park head north west along obvious track
0.2 0.3 Pass Hurlers stone circles on right hand side. Continue along path
0.6 1.0 Take right fork where track splits and follow track north
0.8 1.3 Bear right, heading east on track towards Cheesewring stone stack
1.0 1.6 Leave track heading north up small paths to Cheesewring
1.2 1.9 Head back west along small paths through scree
1.3 2.1 Join larger path heading north to contour hill to reach road at Sharptor village
1.7 2.8 On reaching road at Sharptor turn immediately right to head south east along track
2.3 3.8 Turn right off track, heading west along path to join main track from Cheesewring quarry
2.4 3.9 Turn left on track, heading south east back to Minions
3.2 5.1 At road turn right, returning to start/finish car park

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