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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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.


South West Coast Path Estuary Crossings – Ferries

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

The Polruan Ferry.