SWCP #37 – Helford to Falmouth

Full of a decent breakfast, and minus two walkers, RS, LN and DP set out to do a shorter stint from Helford back to Falmouth. We might have been slightly fuzzy from the previous night’s shenanigans – enjoying the variety of pubs, local ales and a change of scenery from what we’re bored of in Exeter. Something went wrong with my phone/SD card so I lost all of my own photos from this day. Thanks for DP for sending hers!

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  • Start: Helford Passage, CornwallIMG-20191215-WA0049
  • Finish: Falmouth, Cornwall
  • Mileage: 10 m
  • Guide book timing: 4.5
  • Actual timing: 3.5 hrs (finishing at Gyllynvase Beach)
  • Grading: moderate
  • Weather: 9 deg, cloud, drizzle and sun.
  • Walkers: me, & RS, LN, DP.
  • Miles to date: 334 m

Four of us headed out of Helford, up the hill towards Polwidden cove and onto Durgan.

Little coves…

river views…

Durgan

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Woodland and fallen trees…

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From Rosemillion Head, we made our way towards the picturesque Maenporth beach, making use of the cafe for a late elevenses/early lunch

And from there it was only a mile or so to Swanpool and then Gyllynvase Beach in Falmouth. An unprecedented early finish, in the sunshine, but we made our way to…

Thank yous and mentions

  • Thank you to CW for dropping us off in the morning before heading home.
  • DP’s photos – something (that I don’t understand) went wrong with my phone so I was unable to take or save any photos…
  • RS for tech support!
  • We stopped at Maenporth Beach Cafe for some cheap food, sitting on their terrace in the December sunshine.
  • Our end of walk beers were at The New Inn at Mabe Burnthouse on our way home.
  • Thank you to Bosanneth Guest House again, for allowing me to leave my car for the day, enabling us to do our walk.

 

About graceeliz

Many years ago I met someone who said: "Don't know what you want to do with your life? Teach English as a foreign language, then you can travel the world. Best thing I've ever done!" That got me thinking. Research was done. Course booked in Barcelona. Certificate gained. 5 years living in Barcelona working as an English teacher. Done! Where to next? Check out my blog! 5 years in Barcelona, 6 months in Slovakia, 2 years in Australia... and now I am home in Somerset. We'll see if I can stop the itch in my feet...
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