Day 1: Padstow
Headed to Bodmin Parkway practice station to satisfy the group. Nice to see our Journey Leaders Richard and Karen Bell once more!
Day 2: Boscastle to Tintagel
Our first full day of mountain climbing, a lot of up and down, together with stairs. Pretty sunny day with lovely coastlines and wildflowers! Led to Port Isaac the place Doc Martin is filmed. Dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant!
Day 3: Constantine Bay again to Padstow
Longest hike right now (11 miles), however much less up and down than yesterday, and once more, pretty climate!
“This herringbone wall sample is called ‘Jack and Jill’ or ‘curzy method,’ from the Cornish phrase for reed, ‘korsen’, alluding to the woven sample,” says Journey Chief Karen Bell. The wall is topped with early summer season flowers, thrift and kidney vetch.
Day 4: Porthcothan Bay to St. Ives
Shorter, however extra strenuous mountain climbing—a lot of ups and downs alongside the attractive North Coast of Cornwall. I swam in a brand new physique of water—the Celtic Sea (very chilly)! We ended by attending an attention-grabbing manufacturing of The Zig Zag Method on the Minack Theater, excellent timing earlier than our tour of the Levant Tin Mine tomorrow, preceded by a stunning picnic cooked by Karen and her good friend Toni.
Day 5: Levant Mine to Lands Finish
Began the day on the Levant Tin Mine the place the positioning curator, Anthony, shared its fascinating historical past with us. Lunch was true Cornish pasties from the oldest Cornish pasty store in Cornwall (or anyplace for that matter!) adopted by a hike up the coast, then a brief switch to Land’s Finish (the westernmost level in England) and a stunning dinner in St. Ives.
A stonechat feeding its child.
Day 6: Lamorna Cove to Porthcurno
Great hike though the fog by no means completely lifted—however no rain! Ended on the Telegraph Museum in Porthcurno, which was fascinating.
Day 7: Truro, Misplaced Gardens of Heligan
We began right now with a stroll into Truro, passing pretty Georgian and Victorian row homes. Stunning cathedral! Subsequent off to the Misplaced Gardens of Heligan (look it up, superb story!). Then a stroll down a woodland (and muddy!) path to Megavissey the place we caught a ferry to our final resort in Fowey (pronounced Foy, “Fowey rhymes with Pleasure”).
Day 8: Polperro to Poluruan
Sizzling and completely clear day for our hike from Polperro up the coast and again to Fowey by way of a foot ferry from Polruan. I additionally swam in a brand new physique of water! The English Channel.
Day 9: Final hike – Fowey to Polkerris
Final day of mountain climbing. We walked alongside the coast to Polkerris for a pleasant pub lunch, then again via the woods on the Saints Method—a path utilized by early Christians to journey between the north and south coasts because it was safer for them to go overland. Pretty last dinner within the Fowey Lodge
-Images and textual content by 4-time WT adventurer Barbara Hughey, Climbing in Cornwall