Here I am on a cliff and admiring the lovely view (my reward after a long climb) of Cornwall’s coast. A great walk of St Anthony’s Head (6.5 miles) which includes a coast path, cliffs, tidal creek, sailing boats and lighthouse. A steep climb from the lighthouse which you can see faintly in the distance.
Discovering a beautiful bluebell wood on a walk around Lanhydrock (3 miles), its National Trust House and its parkland which runs along the River Fowey.
I love walking and exploring as I do not know what is around the corner!
We are members of the National Trust and have visited many wonderful historical buildings and gardens.
Views of Polruan from Fowey on the St Catherine’s Castle walk (2.5 miles). Afterwards, we went to the beautiful harbour town of Fowey for a Cornish ice-cream and watched the sailing boats. I had witnessed a seagull swipe an ice-cream out of a man’s hand so I ate mine in the back street away from its view!
A wonderful wall of wisteria at the National Trust’s Trelissick Gardens.
The Trelissick walk (3.5 miles)includes a peaceful woodland path overlooking picturesque Lamouth Creek.
At the Eden Project, looking at the Biomes (Rainforest, Mediterranean and the Core). The Eden Project and its numerous plants are amazing and it is most educational. A great day out.
The outdoor botanical garden is also vast.
Inside the rainforest which is the largest indoor one in the world. The warmth was a welcome relief from the downpour of heavy rain. The enormous plants are spectacular. One half of the Biome grows crops: coffee, chocolate, rubber… It also shows other crops i.e. palms, sugar, bananas, coffee, bamboo, nuts and spices.
The plant based exhibits show the plant/people stories that reconnect us all to our world, to encourage us to care about it.
The view from the walkway at the top of the rainforest.
Having fun on the canopy (wobbly) rope bridge – not for the faint hearted! Walked all the way across (23 metres).
A lovely view of sailing boats at St Mawes on our walk of St Anthony’s Head.
Secluded Polridmouth Cove on the St Catherine’s Castle walk.
A riverside view of Truro Cathedral.
A magnificent stained glass window of Truro Cathedral. The sacred art inside is beautiful. Incredible craftsmanship.
Little knitted figures of Jesus and his disciples on the altar of Lanhydrock parish church. Most original!
Our walks were taken from the yellow book Crimson short walks of Cornwall. I hope that I have inspired you to get your walking boots on and discover the beauty of nature.
I love Cornwall, it is a lovely and charming county. Its a great place to enjoy the outdoors. The coastline and cliffs are spectacular. The walks are wonderful. For food lovers – Cornwall has the best fish and chips, ice-cream and of course, Cornish pasties!