Brown Willy and Fernacre Stone Circle

This nice walk explores Bodmin Moor using paths next to Little Rough Tor until you reach Brown Willy summit (420m) with spectacular views. The return way uses mainly pretty flat paths around Rough Tor and goes past Fernacre Stone Circle.

Technical sheet
No. 4115716
A Advent walk posted on 27/09/20 by charentimoy. Update : 07/12/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 3h15[?]
Distance Distance : 8.53km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 276m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 284m
Highest point Highest point : 404m
Lowest point Lowest point : 250m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Advent
Starting point Starting point : N 50.607003° / W 4.632488°
Download : -
Rough Tor and Showery Tor from Brown Willy OS marker triangulation post at the top of Brown Willy Rough Tor  and the valley from Brown Willy Codda Tor from Brown Willy

Description

(D/A) Go down the track at the end of the car park, go through the gate and cross the stream. Ascend the large grassy path in front of you heading to the "pass" between Showery Tor and Little Rough Tor. Keep the track on the left-hand side.

(1) At the crossing, go straight down the non-well-marked grassy path on the other side of the hill which bends right after 250metres. Keep the left-hand side until reaching the De Lank River.

(2) When the path levels in the valley, go past a stile next to a metallic gate and cross De Lank River. This permissive rocky path (with arrow signposts) continues up for 600 meters before you reach another stile. A last short ascent and you reach Brown Willy Tor with a characteristic OS marker triangulation post at the top.

(3) The 360° view is gorgeous. You can see Codda Tor, Rough Tor, Showery Tor, and even the sea on clear days. You can continue the path along the small wild ridge following arrow signposts for a few meters before you reach a private land. Then, go back the same way to Brown Willy and this time, descend the path you climbed before until the first stile next to the metallic gate at De Land River. Ignore the path on the right where you came from and go slightly left walking along the low wall. Walk in the valley around Rough Tor, keeping left.

(4) Before reaching a small isolated forest close to farmland and a wind turbine, bear immediately right across the moor. After almost 200 meters you go past the beautiful Fernacre stone circle. Skirt Rough Tor left side until you join a better marked grassy path. Follow straight for one mile this leveled way which goes back to the car park. (D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 258m - Rough Tor Forestry Commission car park
1 : km 1.32 - alt. 367m - Rought Tor
2 : km 2.18 - alt. 289m - Small bridge and stile
3 : km 3.15 - alt. 401m - Brown Willy viewpoint
4 : km 6.33 - alt. 280m - Fernacre Stone Circle
D/A : km 8.53 - alt. 258m - Rough Tor Forestry Commission car park

Useful Information

Park your car at Rough Tor Forestry Commission car park (Road from Camelford).

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

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