Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Exploring the South West Coast Path: North Cliffs, Godrevy, Gwithian, Hayle and Carbis Bay.

Crumbs, has it really been that long since an update? Apologies...

I do make up for it here, though, with highlights from a real magical mystery tour. The plan was to head down to the Coast Path at Portreath, then run it all the way round to St. Ives (or until I hit my four-hour curfew).

It couldn't be that difficult, could it? After all, the South West Coast Path is one of Cornwall's most important tourist attractions. Surely, it's just follow the signs, isn't it? Or, failing that, just "find the sea, turn right, keep going"?

Illogan to Portreath; Portreath to North Cliffs; North Cliffs to Hell's Mouth; Hell's Mouth to Godrevy; Godrevy to Gwithian; Gwithian to the Towans, Towans to Hayle; Hayle to Lelant; Lelant to Carbis Bay... easy, right?

Unfortunately, it wasn't quite as simple as all that...

Here's the mapping for this run, all the way from Illogan. As you can see, I got lost more than a few times (wading across to Lelant is a particular high point), but at least you can get a feel for where the path is supposed to go. Sort of.
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