While we were at the Cellars over Christmas we did a couple of sections of the SW coastal path we have not done before. The first was from Praa sands, a lovely sandy beach good for families, to Perranthoe, also a nice beach. It was an interesting walk with some lovely coves (see above), unusual buildings (including the one below) and great views across to St Michael’s Mount from Cudden Point. However the highlight was seeing some dolphins leaping out of the water in front of St Michael’s Mount. We tried to take a photo but they were so quick and it did not last long. But I have never seen dolphins down here so I was thrilled.
This interesting art deco building above is one that can be seen in the distance in the first photo.
The next coastal walk was from Kennack Sands to Beagles Point near Black Head which is the headland you can see from the Cellars. This was harder going in places but much less busy and glorious weather as you can see from the first photo below. In the end after taking off my coat and fleece I was just walking in a long sleeved T shirt! Unusually we walked through quite a lot of heather which you can just about make out in the photo below. We had to walk back along the coastal path half way and then came back inland which was a bit boring but we ended up walking along Kennack Sands and the light was great as you can see below.
I thought our ambition of eventually walking the SW coastal path was ambitious but I met a chap called Jim when I was walking back from Bass Point one morning, who is walking the whole coastal path around the UK! He started in Grimsby in April and has done 2000 miles so far. He went as far as Carlisle and then went across to Berwick on Tweed as he is going to do Scotland separately. He has a campervan which he stays in. He parks it at point B and then gets a bus back to point A and walks to point B.!
Jim has a Facebook page which he updates every day with an edited video from his day’s walk including putting it to music. If you are interested look up Jim’s coastal path walk around the UK. He said he has met some lovely people and all nationalities. He tries to walk 12 and half miles day. He said the Lizard was a rugged piece of coastline compared to a lot of the coast he has walked which was interesting to hear.