Nearwater Walking Holidays

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November 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010 - 00:00
A 17 mile day, we were a bit late setting off (10:00) so knew we had a tough day ahead. Out of St Agnes a steady climb and more mine workings and steep cliffs, arrived Porthtowan (a very unremarkable town) for a quick drinks stop about 11:30. There were about 30 surfers in the bay and the bar on the beach “Blue” seemed to be their hangout. Otherwise not a lot going on. We pushed on to get to Porthtreath for a late lunch. The pub there served a reasonable toasted ham and cheese sandwich. Ami’s enthusiasm for another 8 miles before stopping wasn’t too high. I hoped for some easier going (there...
Monday, November 15, 2010 - 00:00
A beautiful sunny day, my face is even feeling a little sunburned! (Nov 15th). We started by paddling across the Gannel, we hadn't believed it possible that this close to the centre of Newquay one could find a place so peaceful and beautiful.  Crantock Bay,Porth Joke and Holywell Bay, all magnificent and reminiscent of the South Coast, a true revelation and our favourite parts of the whole walk so far.  We headed to St Piran's pub at Holywell Bay only to find it shut.  However the owners' elderly (Cockney) parents were doing some gardening and were easily persuaded to open up just for us. ...
Sunday, November 14, 2010 - 10:57
Day 2:We set off by 09:00 and set a steady pace down the Camel Estuary towards Stepper Point.  A couple of fishing boats chugged past heading for the open sea, beautiful views towards Polzeath and Daymer Bay.  We had our first snack at the tower on Stepper Point.  Butter Hole was our first exposure to steep high cliffs, magnificent but didn't want to stand too near the edge!  We were pleasantly surprised to find a cafe (Madrips) open and had a welcome coffee there.  We pushed on, Harlyn Bay was full of surfers and the views from Trevose Head spectacular.  We had lunch sitting on a bench...