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Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 10:35
Exploring North Cornwall walked down to the Castle at Tintagel. Wonderful place, great atmosphere. Thought the film running in the visitor center was honest to admit the whole King Arthur was purely a legend and that the Castle was built in 1233. Beautiful remote spot all the same. Google
Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 10:44
The South West Path Association have organised a sponsored walk starting at both ends of the path (Minehead and Poole) and finishing at Lands End to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the opening of the coastal path. We are proud to have helped in a small way by sponsoring one of the legs. The path at 630 miles long is the longest National Trail in Great Britain. The link to the sponsored walk's website is The walk finishes at Lands End on the 7th May By Tim Whitaker
Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 13:04
Although we are passionate about walking in the South West there are other parts of England we know well too and we have decided to offer offer 3 new Walks, two along the Thames and one through the Yorkshire Dales and to The Lake District. The Dales Way (7 nights)  Starting in the lovely Victorian Spar Town of Ilkley, the route passes right through the Yorkshire Dales, with its wonderful limestone walls and gentle valleys, before crossing to the Lake District National Park and finishing in Bowness alongside Lake Windermere. The Upper Thames Path (7 nights) Starting at the very source of the Th...
Monday, December 19, 2011 - 00:00
We are very pleased to announce a partnership with "Urlaub Cornwall" to help promote our site to german speakers, who would like a walking holiday in cornwall. We have had some sections of our website translated and published on their site "Urlaub Cornwall"  
Friday, November 18, 2011 - 00:00
13th November: Stayed in Penzance Hotel overnight set off at 10:15. There was a strong wind blowing into our faces. The first 3 miles to Marizion are a bit dull, alongside the railway track and the road. We passed the Remembrace day parade in Marazion. Just the other side of the village the path turns right off the road and down to the coast. After we had passed the 3 coves that make up Prussia cove we arrived a lovely little cafe at Perranathue where we stopped for a delicious cup of latte. Some sandy coves and rocky headlands and then we arrived at Praa Sands where we had lunch at the beach...
Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 00:00
What a great start to the Cornish Summer, several walking holidays have already been completed and some great feedback from our walkers.  One couple announced they had enjoyed it so much that they had decided to move down here! Bookings this year have been very international with people booking from France, Switzerland, Australia and Norway.  It is great that people from all over the world can come here to Cornwall to enjoy walking in our spectacular scenery, our fascinating history and wonderful welcoming people.  
Saturday, December 11, 2010 - 00:00
We (Tim and Amelia) have arrived in Padstow, we had lunch at St Pedroc's (a winter deal £17.50 for 3 courses) very good but would have been pricey without the deal. Booked in at a 4 star B&B - Pendeen House, we have been made to feel very welcome by Tara, the lady of the house. We didn't need much food tonight, Tara reccommended "Jack's" food was excellent and would advise a visit. It is also worth a visit to meet the charismatic owner and waiter Dan. Intend to get an early night as we have a long day tomorrow (17+ miles to Morgan Porth). Good news is the forecast is excellent (after a lot...
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 h...
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.  Tw...
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 looki...