A Walk to Hell’s Mouth

It is a walk I have yearned to do for some time now, but summer is not the best time to do it as the car parks around the Cornish coastline are very crowded. As part of my son’s recuperation he is doing a lot of walking and occasionally I join him, though my fitness…

Loe Bar Circular Trail through Penrose Estate

I’m not fond of a walk where you have to return the same way. I’m the same with driving, often seeking a different road back from where we’ve been. It’s not always possible of course, but the Penrose estate near Porthleven and Helston provides several circular routes within the park, including one which leads to…

Truro – the UK’s most southerly city

In February I had the occasion to visit Truro. The name Truro is believed to have come from Tri-veru, meaning three rivers, after the Kenwyn, the Allen and the Tinney. Together these form the Truro River which flows into the Carrick Roads and the River Fal. The rivers mostly run under the streets though so…

A Woodland Walk

I don’t need much of an excuse to visit a garden and after a year of watching my new garden grow I have decided that it is in need of some extra plants so what better than to combine a trip to a nursery which also has its own woodland gardens (Ailsa of Travel Theme is…

A Winter Walk

The George V Memorial Walk in Hayle along the Copperhouse pool is a lovely level walk at any time of the year, but this is my first time during the winter months so I was keen to see whether anything was in flower. So on 25th January this is what I found: It was a…

Ludgvan Churchyard

It wasn’t intentional. We drove past this lovely looking church on our way to the Tremenheere Sculpture garden where we had intended to have lunch. As we reached our destination we saw the sign: Closed Saturday June 4th for a private wedding party. Garden and nursery open as usual. Typical. This is not the first…

Sculptures in the Garden

I have written about the Tremenheere Sculpture Garden before, highlighting the walk through the gardens and also the texture found in its unusual planting. On a recent visit I tried to capture all of the sculptures found within the grounds including a new one. Sculptures are as subjective as any art work and a lot…

Walking around Trencrom

Instead of the five-minute stroll up to the top of Trencrom Hill, we decided, or rather I decided, that we should take the longer route via the official NT carpark and have a circular stroll. I like circular walks. And drives. I like to see different things on the way there and back again. And…

Conquering Godolphin Hill

We’ve visited the Godolphin gardens several times since discovering this charming estate in the middle of the countryside of west Cornwall, but never found the time to walk up the hill. Now we are living only a 15 minutes drive away we definitely have the time. In spring you see delicate violets hunkering down amongst the yet to…