This circular walk climbs to Helman Tor and then visits the adjacent Breney Common Nature Reserve in Bodmin.
You can park at the Helman Tor car park just south of the hill to start your walk. It's a short climb from here to the rocky outcrop which stands at a height of 209 m (686 ft). From here there are fabulous views over the surrounding Cornish coutntryside.
After descending from the tor the route then follows the Saints Way long distance trail around Breney Common. The reserve covers over 500 acres with heathland, grassland, wetland, woodland and ponds. It's great for widlife with grazing ponies and the rare Orange Tip butterfly to look out for. Various wildfowl can be seen on the open water too.
To extend your walking in the area you could visit the nearby Lanhydrock estate where there are miles of cycling and walking trails through woodland and parkland.
You could also continue south along the Saints Way and visit the town of Lostwithiel.