The Way Through The Woods and the Holloway

Wednesday, 24th June 2015

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Way back in October 2013 (was it really that long ago???) my very good friend Suzy B and I went for a walk in Cardinham Woods.  It was to be a short walk followed by a civilised lunch at the Woods Cafe.  We set off undaunted by the rain, with no map, no directions, no water and just a flapjack for sustenance (which I fed to a horse before I realised I might need it later!).

Within an hour we were hopelessly lost, no longer in the woods, on moorland somewhere, trying to get Suzy B’s iPhone to tell us which way to go.  Eventually we decided to head for a church tower we could see in the far distance, convinced this was Cardinham – which luckily it was – and sure that once we got to the village, the way home would be clear.  We eventually crawled back to the Woods Cafe just before closing time, exhausted and bedraggled. The lovely lady gave us her last two bowls of potato and leek soup and we flumped down to eat, convinced we would never be able to get up again.  Its a walk I will never forget. Continue reading

Fog around St Agnes’ Head

Saturday, 20th June 2015

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I hope you’re enjoying sunshine.  We are here.  Except this morning when we decided to cross over to the other side…..and found fog, fog and more fog.

We also committed the cardinal sin of embarking on a walk without a map…..in the fog…..somewhere we haven’t been before (well, only once – a long time ago).   Continue reading

Cape Cornwall and Cornish Mining History

Monday, 15th June 2015

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Well, hasn’t it turned out to be a lovely day….it has in this part of the world anyway!

We went west today, down to Cape Cornwall – the only headland in England referred to as a ‘cape’ apparently. We used directions from iWalkcornwall.co.uk which, as always, were thorough with some very interesting information included. Didn’t stop us getting lost though…on the way back we got confused, took a wrong turn and ended up back on the coast path. Continue reading

Gyllingvase to Maenporth and the Sea Shanty Festival

Saturday, 13th June 2015

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Well, as it was forecast to be wet and windy we decided to go for a quick walk along the coast path around Falmouth and then pop into town for lunch.  Wrong on all counts! Continue reading

Kynance Farm and Lower Predannack Downs

Wednesday 3rd May, 2015

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Well, what a sun shiny and exciting day it’s been.

In fact, I was so excited by an email that I opened when I got back from todays walk and started to upload the photographs – that I totally forgot myself and deleted all the photos from the camera before I’d actually imported them to the computer!!!!  Oh no! I hear you scream – that’s not what I said, I can tell you!  I was having palpitations!  I didn’t know whether I should stop worrying about it and be excited (about my email) or cry – from a mixture of excitement and frustration!  I ran in to Mr RR who was having a quiet sit down and shouted OMG guess what I’ve done?  And then….before he’d even gathered his wits to ask what was going on …..I had a brainwave. Continue reading

Penrose Top Path

Thursday, 28th May 2015

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I took myself off for a walk around the top path of Penrose Estate on Thursday.  The sun was sort of shining in between the clouds, and sometimes the sky was even quite blue –  but it was very windy. Continue reading

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