Wednesday, April 10

Walking The Cornish Cliffs And Coastal Path

South Coast views of Cornwall from Trenarren

The previous Cornish walk I wrote about was on a cold, dark, dismal day. We headed off again last Friday, it was still very cold but it was a clear day with blue sky.

The photos tell of one of the reasons why we chose to live in Cornwall. To think this is only about three miles from our house - what's there not to like!

South coast of Cornwall views

We started out at a small place called Trenarren, on the Cornish south coast and just walked the coastal path, passing Black Head and then mostly along cliffs looking out to sea.

Rugged south coast of Cornwall cliffs and sea

One of the great things about Cornwall is that it's possible to wander completely around all of the Cornish coast on a coastal footpath. No restrictions, it's all a public right of way.

Steps leading down to a Cornish cove

Some of the path is a bit uneven, and rough but at other places there are even steps to help climb the cliff edges - as shown in the photos above and below.

Scenes of Corwall coast

Looking inland on this particular section of the footpath there are mostly farmers' fields, usually fenced off, but often there are also public rights of way across these fields. These should have markers indicating where it's okay to walk.

From the fields there are still sea views to enjoy ...

Farmers coastal Cornish fields

... and even the cattle seem to appreciate the scenery.

Cattle with views of the Cornish coast

The National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949 offers special landscape protection for this area in Cornwall.

Map of Cornwall showing Trenarren and coastal path

Other Cornwall Posts:
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Mevagissey The Two Saint Fishing Village In Cornwall

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  1. Nice walking with you Mike.
    I love the seaside as well
    This post reminds me of the walks around
    Byron Bay -

    1. Always remember your links/posts about Byron Bay - it looks the sort of place I'd like.

  2. Wow, this is gorgeous! And it's all in your backyard, Mike.

    1. Thanks Trish - at times I do remember to count my blessings!

  3. Such stunning scenery. I'm certain that you will have many special walks to come. How nice to be able to "get away from it all" in your own back yard! Enjoy your explorations wherever they may be.