The South West Coast Path

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What a great way to end a hike! The South West Coast Path was a fantastic hiking experience, a scenic rollercoaster of a route. It has a reputation as England's hardest national trail, on account of the numerous steep ascents and descents, often in very quick succession, most of them via very steep wooden steps rather than switchbacks.
So physically it's very hard on the knees, but the scenery and the weather were great. Dramatic cliffs, white beaches, lots of interesting old tin mine workings - just look at the photos!
Beach walking at Westward Ho!
Near Clovelly
Greencliff near Clovelly
Blackchurch Rock, Devon
Hartland Quay
High Cliff near Bude, Cornwall
Rusey Cliff, Cornwall
Curzyway wall
Rocky Valley near Tintagel
Zawn, Cornwall
Typical South West Coast Path near Port Isaac
Hayle Bay, Cornwall
Late night cooking near West Pentire, Cornwall
Path near Perranporth, Cornwall
St Agnes Head, Cornwall
Towanroath pumping engine house, Wheal Coates
B&B treat at the Sloop Inn, St Ives
Near Zennor Head, Cornwall
Botallack Mine, Cornwall
Name that flower! Near Sennen Cove
Land's End
Land's End

4 Responses

  1. Anonymous

    well done, cornwall looks glorious. The flower is a hottentot fig, which is an escapee from South Africa. Claire x

  2. Penny Reeves

    Mesembryanthemum – a South African import that we used to see everywhere on Scilly when we were kids on holiday 🙂 – Penny.

    • abitofawalk

      Thanks Penny! Well done. Shame it's an import – ah well, I loved the colours anyway! Tanya

  3. Unknown

    Perhaps you don't remember how we tried to walk along that path from Boscastle to Tintagel – but there was light rain and the path was steep, muddy and slippery. Really envious of you though for those views – but not the sore knees! Mum