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My Favourite Restaurants in Cornwall on the South West Coast Path


I thought it might be fun and informative to list my favourite eateries on the South West Coastal Path in Cornwall. Living in St Mawes there is obviously a bias to South Cornwall but it wouldn’t be a personal list if there wasn’t! 1) The Hidden Hut – above Porthcurnick beach Portscatho. A wonderful beach […]

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St Ives to Penzance Walking Blog


I managed to set aside 3 days for a quick walk from St Ives to Mousehole. Thought it was a great opportunity to refresh my memory of this season’s favourite walk (about 75% of all our 2013 walks included this section). The plan was to do the longest day on my own (St Ives to […]

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Cotswold Way Walking Blog


Day 1 Travel to Chipping Campden Left the car at Bristol Parkway having driven up from St Mawes, then caught 3 trains to arrive in Moreton in Marsh. No taxi rank but found a number for Campden Cars and 10 minutes later a very nice lady called Liz in a smart Mercedes Estate car turned […]

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Portloe to Plymouth Walking Blog


As usual at this time of the year (late October) we managed to escape St Mawes for a long distance walk. This year we just had 4.5 days so we chose to walk the SWCP from Portloe (just a 8 miles from home) to Plymouth. Given the short daylight hours and the forecast of fog […]

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Dales Way Walking Blog


Travel St Mawes to Burnsall. 09:44 train St Austell to Paddington, then Circle line round to Kings Cross, then the 14:30 Virgin Train to Leeds, upgraded to First Class, well worth it, big comfortable seat and free drinks and food. Arrived Leeds on time and caught the 17:02 Ilkley train. Lift with friends to Burnsall and The Red Lion. Good food in the bar and a decent night’s sleep, but mattress a bit soggy in the middle and the rooms sound proofing not great. - We chose to skip the first section of the walk (Ilkley to Burnsall) as we had walked this section many times during our many years living in Ilkley.

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South West Coast Path Estuary Crossings – Ferries


Ferry times and information for South West Coast Path Estuary Crossings in Cornwall, Devon & Dorset

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The Polruan Ferry, a crossing on the South West Coast Path