Specially for ‘It’s A Shoe Thing’, we’re asking our store teams to put on their favourite comfortable shoes for walking and spotlight their home towns or cities, sharing their local knowledge with you. Hopefully you’ll be inspired to make a trip or two – and don’t forget to pop in to see them when you do, you’re guaranteed a very warm welcome!
Next up is the Truro store who takes you on a journey from town to country, along the river and down to the coast.
Truro Town Walk
Town and country comes together in the Truro town walk. We recommend this walk because you can enjoy all that Truro has to offer, whether it be the shopping or the history.
For this walk you will need to start at Lemon Quay and walk through the subway, from here take the path by the riverside before turning right up Gas Hill. On your left there is a cycle path and footpath; did you know this is the old Newham Railway Line? Follow the path until it ends, just near Truro train station.
You can then head back down the hill into the city for some light refreshments in one of the city’s many cafes or bars, or indeed indulge in a little shopping on Pydar Street where the Hotter store is situated, we also recommend Boscawen, River Street or Lemon street for some great shops. Whilst you’re in the city we highly recommend a visit to the cathedral or museum too.
This walk is 4 miles long, so should take you around 3 hours to complete plus some time for a spot of lunch and some shopping.
Malpas To Tresillian
A walk favoured by store manager Nicky and her family is the Malpas to Tresillian walk. The beautiful little village of Malpas is only a short walk from the city centre. It is situated along the banks of the Fal River and boasts beautiful scenery and plenty of wildlife.
We recommend it because in the centre of Malpas is a fantastic park and play area for children, along with the Heron Inn for a delicious lunch. After lunch, follow the path out of Malpas to St Clement and follow the river along to Tresillian.
This is a 3 mile walk which should take about 2 hours to do, plus return time.
Perranporth to St Agnes
Just a short drive or bus ride away is a beautiful scenic coastal walk, Perranporth to St Agnes. This is a moderate walk, 3.5 miles long and is generally flat with one steep valley climb. It provides excellent cliff walking where you can experience Cornish Mining Heritage , wild flowers and birdlife. The walk is highly recommended as it is great for dogs as it passes beaches and pubs where dogs are welcome.
To start the walk you need to head for Droskyn Point on the west side of Perranporth, here you can take in the views of Perranporth’s 3km of sandy beaches.
At the top of the cliffs is the village of St Agnes, if you follow the coast pat it will lead you on to St Agnes Head which provides the valley setting for Ross Poldark’s family home, Nampara in the TV series- a must for fans of all ages!
Along the way you’ll come across Trevaunance Cove and Perran Sands which are dog friendly beaches on this route. For light refreshments we recommend visiting The Watering Hole in Perranporth or the Driftwood Spars Hotel at St Agnes. And after your invigorating walk, have a wander back into Truro for a spot of shopping.
Don’t forget to wear your comfy Hotter shoes for your walks – we love walking in any style from our active collection!
Next time you’re visiting Truro, pop in and say hello to the store team! You can find the store at 11 Pydar Street, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2AX.
Take a look at some of the other walks our Hotter stores have recommened around the UK…