Porth Reservoir Walk

Wednesday, 29th April 2015 (Day 3, week 17)

Aiming to walk 1000 miles in a year

Total so far: 322.1 miles (5.8 miles this week)


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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

A Quick Garden Ramble at Trewidden

Sunday 26th April 2015 (Day 7, week 16)

Aiming to walk 1000 miles in a year

Total so far 316.3 miles (10.9 miles this week)


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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!

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Porthleven Food Festival

Saturday, 25th April 2015, (Day 6, week 16)

Aiming to walk 1000 miles in a year

Total so far: 315 miles (9.6 miles this week)


Hello – from not so sunny Porthleven where the Food Festival is in full swing!

Staying around Porthleven today, I wanted to see how the bluebell woods in Penrose were coming on so we did a quick walk through the estate before heading back to the Festival.DSCF1098

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Heaven…. and Hell’s Mouth.

Thursday, 23rd April 2015 (Day 4, week 16)

Aiming to walk 1000 miles in a year

Total so far: 310.4 (5 miles this week)


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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

Merry Maidens and Pebble Hopping

Sunday, 19th April 2015 (Day 7, week 15)

Aiming to walk 1000 miles in a year

Total so far: 305.4 miles (20.2 miles this week)


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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

Beaten by bovinophobia!

Friday, 17th April 2015 (Day 5, week 15)

Aiming for 1000 miles in a year

300.1 miles walked so far – 14.9 miles this week


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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!

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The strangest sights…

Wednesday, 15th April 2015 (Day 3, week 15)

Aiming to walk 1000 miles in a year

Walked so far 295.9 miles (10.7 miles this week)


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You do see the strangest sights sometimes.  We saw some today – through the fog that shrouded the Carvannel Downs near Portreath.

Fog on the Carvannel Downs
Fog on the Carvannel Downs

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