Trink Hill

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Trink Hill is located on the Land's End peninsula between the hamlets of Trink and Cripplesease,

The hill is a prominent landmark and an archaeological site with an OS triangulation point on its summit.

A Round barrow is located on the summit with the trig pillar within it and a menhir (standing stone) stands on the western slope of the hill.

A natural granite outcrop, similar but smaller to what is seen at Rough Tor and Stowe's Hill, stands on the south-east slope of Trink Hill. Known as the Twelve O'Clock Rock it features in Cornish folklore as having special powers including the ability to cure rickets in children if the child was placed on the rock at midnight.

Two further folktales tell how the rock becomes a logan stone (a stone that logs or rocks) at midnight and that the stone turns when the cock crows or when it hears church bells ringing.

Trink Hill can be accessed by public footpath from Cripplesease. After a few hundred yards the hillside will be visible to your left. The footpath leads to the summit.

For more details of the folk tales see Trink Hill History

Giew Mine is nearby and Trencrom Hill, another local landmark, is just over half a mile away (1 km).




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