The china clay Sky Tip at Carluddon. One of the few remaining Cornish Alps
The wild flower meadow at Heligan Gardens
Polridmouth Cove with the daymark at Gribbin Head in the background
St Austell Bay taken from the coastal footpath overlooking Charlestown

Evolution of the Group

The first walk took place in January 2005, as an addition/alternative to the existing Pedal Back the Years cycling group.

Pedal Back the Years was linked to the NHS as part of health promotion, which also embraced Stroll Back the Years.

As the popularity grew and people’s fitness improved, the scheme operated under a national Walking for Health programme.

Over a period of several months, co-founder Ashley Cundy introduced 16 Monday walks, some of which have been included in the Tuesday programme; 12 monthly walks and 12 alternative Monday walks as part of the walking programme.

For a number of years, the programme provided walks on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

In 2010, to celebrate five years of the Group, a two-day coast to coast walk of 25 miles took place from Mawgan Porth to Charlestown.

Between July 2011 and May 2012, a series of additional walks following the Bodmin Moor Copper Trail was completed. This covered 31 of the 57-mile route.

In 2015, to celebrate 10 years, a 10-mile circular walk was enjoyed.