Definitely Spring

Went for a longish walk with dog Buffy this morning, it seems surprisingly mild after the cornish cold snap. The rest of the country might be under thick snow but here on the North Cornish Coast there is a definite feeling of Spring. Buffy and I set off from Harlyn car park and walked across the beach to Mother Ivey’s Bay, the cottage there called Mother Ivey’s has a field at the back of it that curses people if they disturb the ground, this was because a long time ago a fisherman tipped a large amount of pilchards into the field as waste instead of giving them to the poor in Padstow and Mother Ivey put a curse on it. I made quite sure Buffy and I gave the field a wide berth!

From there we continued up towards Trevose Head, saw the occasional grey seal but not much else, we went past the Padstow Lifeboat station and along to Trevose Lighthouse. From there we continued down past Boobys Bay and across Constantine beach, at the end of the beach turn left and walk a short way up the hill and there is another public footpath sign on the left which takes you up by Trevose Golf Club. Buffy on lead for short bit of road turning left and dodging golfers “teeing off” to your right then picking up the footpath that goes across the golf course and takes you to the top of Booby’s lane. Turn right and head on past the two campsites and left on to the road at the top of Harlyn where the cute lambs posed for a photo shoot.

A  hundred yards later there is another footpath sign on the left that that takes you across a field and a path that takes you back on to the road for a short distance that brings you to the little bridge and  the carpark. The whole circular trip is around 6 and a quarter miles and around 3 hours, perfect Sunday stroll, only glad we are having roast chicken not lamb later on!