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Facilities available for this trail

Parking - Parking at the start next to the playing field.

Picnic areas - anywhere appropriate along the route

Eating and shopping - village store and the local pub

Public houses - The Seven Stars

WCs - in centre of village


Family and children friendly - the route is very easy

Cycle Trail - good trail very easy to navigate

Horse Riding Trail - trail is suitable but is all on the road

Walking Trail - a very easy route

Disability access - easy to push wheelchairs although might be a bit far for the pusher, easy for scooters though

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Seven Stars Inn


Seven Stars Inn is now the only pub in Stithians, with its population of just over 2,000. It is a lively, welcoming traditional Cornish local pub with a great selection of real ales and good quality food at great value.

Being conveniently located on bus routes allows direct access from Truro, Falmouth, Helston and Redruth. Parties catered for throughout the year and at Christmas: please contact us for further details. 
Address: Seven Stars, Church Street, Stithians, Truro, Cornwall. TR3 7DH
Tel: +44 1209 860003
Website: The Seven Stars

The Golden Lion Inn


The Golden Lion Inn and Lakeside Restaurant boasts one of the most beautiful settings in Cornwall in which to enjoy some of the best food the county has to offer.

Whether you choose to dine in our light and spacious Restaurant with views of the lake, al fresco in our award winning gardens or in our traditional, oak beamed bar area with its superb real log fires, you'll enjoy the quality of our food, full table service and friendly, relaxing atmosphere.

Our menus offer an extensive choice of interesting dishes selected from the best of English, European and Asian cuisine, and we pride ourselves on using local ingredients from Cornwall food and drink producers wherever possible. Complement your meal with a wine from our extensive New World and European Wine List or a pint of Cask Marque real ale from St.Austell Brewery.

Our newly built heated garden shelter has proved extremely popular with both our smoking and non-smoking customers who prefer a drink or a meal al fresco enjoying our gardens and sumptuous hanging flower baskets, whatever the weather.

We are a family business, catering to families, groups, locals, visitors and campers.
Address:The Golden Lion Inn, Stithians Lake, Menherion, Redruth, TR16 6NW
Tel: +44 1209 860332
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Website: www.golden-lion-inn.co.uk


Stithians water-sports centre


The new Outdoor + Active Centre offers unrivalled water-sports facilities in the unique surroundings of Stithians Lake.

With sailing, windsurfing and canoeing activities available, the new centre provides modern and well-equipped facilities both on and off the water. Tuition, launch and equipment hire are offered and further details of all the facilities at this lake can be found on our website.

In addition to the new centre there is also a brand new children's play area overlooking the lake, a trim trail for those who enjoy land based fitness, and a newly surfaced cycle way leading to the dam. With over five and a half miles of bank, walkers and bird watchers will enjoy the peaceful surroundings and bird hides.

Fly fishing for trout is well catered for with season and day permits and boat hire available from the centre.

An informal campsite is located near to the centre and is ideal for those wishing to spend a weekend on the water.
Address: Stithians Lake Country Park, Near Redruth, Cornwall, TR16 6NW
Tel: +44 1209 860301
Website: http://www.swlakestrust.org.uk/lakes-and-facilities/the-lakes/stithians-lake


Address: Stithians playing field car park

Lat: N 50° 11' 28.36"
Long: W 5° 10' 44.23"

OS Grid Ref: SW 73168 37170

Distance: 1.64 miles

Terrain: Easy

Stithians - Trail 1 - The Race Course Trail

The trail starts in the car park next to the playing fields and is a frequently used walk in the parish known as the Race Course. This walk should take about forty minutes.

Half way round you meet the junction to Kennall Mills marked by the listed Milestone. Kennall Vale is part of the World Heritage Mining Site included because of the former gunpowder and fuse making mills and quarrying enterprises there. A visit to Kennall is a must!

As you head back to the car park on your left you will see St. Stithians church which dates back to the 14th century and as you walk into the churchyard there is a magnificent Celtic Cross on the right.