Inspired by a fantastic ride in Devon with our friends at Bikemoor we headed into the Glynn Valley, looking for uncharted cycle tracks. We picked Largin Wood for our first evening exploration, it looked like it had a good track route, plus an iron age hill fort. Continue reading
OK, so ‘Hidden Valley’ isn’t really that hidden (more overlooked), but it’s one of my favorite walks. It makes a great circular walk, taking in meadows, the coastal path, Lansallos Cove, and woodland – everything really. Continue reading
We spent St. Piran’s day (5th March) in Lantic Bay, and what a great day it was! Fun on the beach, and a little spring clean. Continue reading
An evening walk from the barn, up the little used path to Trenewan, and around in a loop on paths and quite roads.
We have spent the last days working in the garden. In the evenings we like to take the car to different locations nearby and go for walks. Either on trails taking us to beaches along the beautiful coastline or on paths in the forests. Continue reading
It’s been fantastic weather for the first 3 weeks of April (following the weather pattern seen over the last few years, and a change from the traditional ‘April showers’). Continue reading
On March 19th the ‘litter-picking heroes’ were on Lansallos Beach, I joined them for a few hours of beach cleaning.
The heroes, lead by the National Trust, had been on Lantic Beach the day before – the ‘litter’ here included a tractor tyre which was dug out of the sand and rolled up the hill to get it off the beach. If, or when, you’ve walked up the path from Lantic Beach you’ll understand what an impressive effort that was.
In spring 2014 Lansallos Beach was a mess, the huge winter storms had thrown up so much trash – the worst was polystyrene which had been broken up and blasted up the cliffs behind the beach by the gales. The National Trust, and others, did a lot of work to clean up the mess, and now the beach is looking pretty good.
Trash collected at Lansallos included: many plastic drink bottles being broken down to small fragments, lost fishing line, and a lot of cloth fragments. I found one Lego block, which I’d like to think came from the container of Lego lost in 1997, which is still being washed up on Cornish beaches.
As always, the path down to the beach is half the experience – the banks were covered in wild garlic and primroses.