We didn’t know there was a reservoir near Newquay until we found this walk (iWalkCornwall.co.uk).
A fishing competition was in progress so there were loads of guys and girls around the lake preparing to spend the day fiddling with maggots and things. Who knew they needed so much kit to fish with? They had their own wheel barrows to get their stuff from the car to the lakeside and then they had tents and chairs and picnic stuff and some even had special seats which actually went into the water so that when they had their waders on they could sit down in the water without getting wet! How cool is that!! And then of course they had enormous fishing rods and yards and yards of fishing line. I’ll tell you it’s a complicated business this fishing! Continue reading →
As you can see, I’m getting a bit behind with the total milage which should be up to 320 miles for week 16. So – I’ve had a lazy week. Well, not really. I had to go back to work this week which reduces the time left for walking. Never mind, I’m hatching a plan to improve things.
Meanwhile, today we had a quick walk around Trewidden Gardens, which is just outside of Penzance. We hadn’t visited before and were mighty impressed with their Spring displays of camellia and rhododendron not to mention the chocolate cake!
Another walk from the very useful iwalkCornwall website today (www.iwalkCornwall.co.uk) starting from the strangely named Hell’s Mouth where, fortunately there is a very nice cafe serving yummy lemon cake! Continue reading →
Lovely day today…..lovely walk as well. Another one from the iwalkCornwall website (www.iwalkCornwall.co.uk ). It was tough but had all you could want ….stone circles, rock climbing, pebble hopping (!), birds, flowers, reptiles, sea views, coastal paths, woodland, and farmland with fenced in cows. Continue reading →
Bovinophobia – fear of cows has proved my downfall today! I know, I said I’d managed to overcome it mostly, but today it reared it’s ugly head and we had to beat a hasty retreat from a field of threatening bovines, putting an early end to a sadly uninspiring ramble around Constantine.
We were using a little book called Five Walks around Constantine which contains lots of local information but unfortunately its all mixed in with the directions, making it very difficult to follow, We spent more time trying to work out where we were, than looking at where we were going – at least Mr RR did; I just wasted time taking lots of photos!
So….another book bites the dust and we consoled ourselves with a cream tea – yum!
It was foggy today, very foggy. A new walk for us, from Predannack which is just along from Mullion Cove on the Lizard, to Kynance and back across the heathland. An excellent walk, taken from a website called iWalkCornwall (http://www.iwalkcornwall.co.uk). Easy to follow instructions – though probably even easier if we could see where we were heading through the mist! Continue reading →