Cornwall Coast: 18 More Miles

Last weekend I drove down to Cornwall as I have not done so yet this year – and wanted to get some walking in before the schools break up and travel around the country becomes a total nightmare.

I stayed in Saint Keverne in a lovely AirB&B. My room in the bungalow was called “The Peacock“, it had a cat and a couple of dogs too!

On Saturday afternoon I walked from The Lizard to Kennack Sands, a walk of 9.29km which took about 2 hours.

Along the way I stopped off at the pub in Cadgwith, for a drink. After reaching Kennack Sands I spent some time at the beach there before heading up the coast to Porthallow, near where I was staying, to have dinner at the pub there. I had a pizza and sat outside on the beach eating it.

On Sunday after dropping the car at Porthallow I got a lift back to Kennack Sands to start the longer of the weekend’s walks.

Along the way I enjoyed seeing at least 4 seals out in one bay – I also had to follow the inland diversion due to a part closure of the path, but used this to stop at Roskilly’s for a drink and an ice cream.

I stopped for lunch in Coverack which I really liked – with the harbour and the boats, felt a bit like being in Greece.

It took me almost 6 hours to do the full walk, it was after 6 by the time I returned to Porthallow.

I will have to book a week away in Cornwall later in the year to try and tackle some more of the coast. I set my self the target of reaching Falmouth by the end of the year – I am well on my way there.

Distance Walked on Saturday: 9.29km (5.77 miles)
Distance Walked on Sunday: 19.91km (12.37 miles)
Total Distance: 29.2km (18.14 miles)
Total Coastal Path Walk (since January 2022): 108.95km (67.7 miles)


Fred Hart

Stock Controller and Radio Presenter/Producer

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