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Walking the Cornish Coast Path

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Simon and I have just spent 8 glorious days walking the Cornish Coast Path from Marazion to Perranporth. This is the second year that we have taken a week away from Little White Alice to just explore more of Cornwall.  Highlights have got to include listening to the song of the seals that gather all year around at Mutton Cove near Godrevy. We had so many wonderful experiences from a stream fed pond full of beautiful demoiselles near Zennor to the best chocolate cake I have ever tasted in The Hub at Portreath.

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We had a stunning sunset watched from the beach at Porthtowan, great irish gin at the Gurnard’s Head and just the most astounding walking in fantastic landscape in what was one of the hottest weeks of this year.  We walked along turquoise seas with blue skies with butterflies and birdsong for company. All of the path is within an hours drive of Little White Alice and it’s so worth taking time in your Cornish holiday to spend at least a day walking. Natural highlights for us were many green hairstreak and silver studded blue butterflies, stone chats and skylarks and of course the seals spotted in many places along the coast.

Friendliest cup of tea was in the graveyard at Carn Euny Church overlooking the gravestones surrounded by wild flowers. Inside the tea rooms were many helpful books and displays about the area and of course don’t forget to explore the ancient church as well. We walked through much of the mining history of Cornwall on a Coast that is dotted with old engine houses but no we did not find Poldark! We look forward to exploring more of this magnificent coastal path and highly recommend that you bring your walking boots with you and pay heed to the many guides around for although many parts of the path are easy walking when the guidebook says it’s a severe walk they really do mean it!

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