You can’t go walking in Cornwall without following part of the ‘Coastal Path’. If you don’t, you will miss out on experiencing one of the county’s unforgettable assets. Walking along the coastal path is elemental.
If you are lucky enough with the weather, you will see waves crashing against the rugged coast and you might even feel its romance. Huge rocks, inaccessible beaches, deep caverns, old lighthouses, and craggy coves; the Cornish Coastal Path feels like it has enough vibrance to power a small town.
On a week’s leave in Cornwall, Penny and I, with our family, decided to follow the Coastal Path from the lovely beach at Trevone to Padstow, returning cross country.
If you’re going to go out on the moors on ‘The Glorious Twelfth’, the day the grouse shooting season starts, you’re likely to experience something magnificent, namely the heather in flower. In flower, it transforms the moors into huge swathes of purple among the bracken, grass, rocks and gorse. And, the scent coming off the flowers is strong.
In the second of our ‘Wild Pub Walks’, taken from the book, ‘Wild Pub Walks’, published by CAMRA, Penny and I set out on the Peak District walking route called ‘Bamford Circular’. It’s a 13-mile route which takes in two peaks and a ridge before returning to the starting point through the Hope Valley in Derbyshire.