Saturday, 22 August 2009

Redruth to Lands Ends 26.3 miles and 47 minutes to drive there...

Last night Jannah-Beth came over from Perranporth to stop with us for the night.

The plan was to relax on Friday evening and fill Saturday with as much of Cornwall as possible.

And so, after a nice walk on Portreath beach with Fred, we sat and watched a little TV and then headed up for an early night, to prepare ourselves for the coming morning.

The day awoke mizzly and muggy, but this was not enough to stop our plans.

We put together a picnic of ham tiger baps, juice, crisps, banana's and apples and headed out.

Sennen was the first stop of the day. We parked at the top of the hill, overlooking the bay and walked on down Marias Lane and across country. We knew before we headed off that today would involve a lot of walking so were very prepared, with shoes and wet weather jackets. Paul carrying the picnic hamper on his back like a rucksack, and Fred toddling along quite happy to sniff all of the new smells.

We had been told that a Super Pod of 60 dolphins along with some basking sharks had been spotted in this bay in the last 4 or 5 days, and were keeping our fingers crossed that we would get a sighting.

This was unfortunately not to be, but we did get to see plenty of seals, playing near to the rocks.

From Sennen, we walked the mile or so to Lands End, and had a mooch around the shops and took the usual appropriate pictures, before we headed back on the coastal path towards Sennen again.

The walk back, also included our picnic, and we munched as we marched!

From Sennen we decided to head over to Helford via Marazion.

Of course this meant the obligatory shot in front of St Michael's Mount for the scrap books!

Needless to say, JB was pretty embarrassed to have me stop her every 2 minutes with a camera request!

We then arrived in Helford, and had tea and home made chocolate cake at the little chapel we had managed to find with Sally -Ann and Mike on a previous jaunt around the Lizard headland.
JB arrived back in Perranporth just in the nick of time for her evening shift to start in the family chip shop - and when we arrived it was already really busy... Having said that they do do the very best Fish and Chips in Cornwall..... and of course I am not in the slightest bit biased..... but we did get cod and chips for tea - YUM!
If you are in the area, try it for yourself:-
Browns Fish and Chips, Tywarnhayle Square, Perranporth, Cornwall. You won't be disappointed!


  1. wow, a great walk, you deserved and fish & chips..x