This circular walk visits the geologically significant Roche Rock in Cornwall. The granite outcrop is something of a local landmark, standing at a height of 20-metres (66-feet).
The walk starts in the village of Roche and then heads a short distance south to visit the ancient rock and chapel. Here you can climb a ladder for a close up view of the rock and enjoy views over the surrounding countryside. At the top you'll find a ruined chapel (dedicated to St Michael) which is said to have been the abode of a leper or a monk.
After enjoying the views you continue towards Hendra and Carbis before following a country lane towards Broadlanes. From here it is a short stroll west back into Roche.
Roche Rock Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Roche Rock Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Roche Rock OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Roche Rock Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
To the east you can pick up the Saints Way, visit the Breney Common Nature Reserve and enjoy a climb to Helman Tor.
Also nearby is the splendid Lanhydrock and the town of Lostwithiel.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Bodmin Moor Walks and Cornwall Walks pages.