If one desires the longer walk continue up the road to the nearby corner and leave the road on the straight ahead track, passing 'Nantreve' and 'Bumble Down Barn.' Keep on the track to 'Bluebell Cottage;' the name is barely visible but there are no nearby neighbours, then take the path keeping the cottage to your left. Cross the stream and continue to a junction with a track and turn right, passing a bungalow by a concreted area. This bungalow is a converted water pumping station N used before Stithians dam was constructed; here the path can be muddy for a short distance. This path terminates in a track by a cottage. Turning left here rejoins the alternative route. Continue along this path to a road, turn left on to the road, then turn left again at the adjacent road junction. As the road bends to the right, go straight on at the next junction in about 20 metres. This is a very good place to stop for a breather and to look back before starting a long uphill road walk. If it is fairly clear you are rewarded with a lovely view O of the Tywarnhayle Mine on the hillside with Wheal Ellen in the valley and the sea sparkling in the distance. See walk 3.
Keep on this road looking for the drive to 'Myrtle Cottage' on the right, take this. From this track distant views over the countryside to engine houses and Carn Brea can be seen. When you reach the cottage take the path on the left. This soon becomes a track, keep straight on until you reach 'Avrisu' on the left. Turn left into the track on which you started your walk. Turn right at the road to return to your starting point and perhaps some well earned refreshment.