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The Isles of Scilly lie about 28 miles off Land's End and comprise 5 inhabited islands and numerous smaller islands and rocky outcrops. On a sunny day they resemble the Caribbean, and they have a rugged beauty in less favourable weather. We often spend a week on the Scillies in the spring and never tire of wandering the quiet beaches and coastal paths, just watching the water and the boats travell...

Our latest walk took us from Porthcurno, home of the Minack Theatre and Telegraph Museum, via several picturesque coves to Mousehole. This is a 9 mile walk and includes quite a lot of ascent and descent so took us almost 5 hours including quite a few stops for photos and tea breaks. There is a cafe in Porthcurno itself, the next cafes are not until Lamorna which is about 7 miles into the walk, so ...

The walk along the coast path between Zennor and St Ives is a strenuous but popular walk. We drove to Zennor and walked back to Halsetown via St Ives. An alternative but longer walk is to take the coast path in one direction between St Ives and Zennor and then return via the inland path across fields which is a lot easier than the coastal route. Today was misty and windy but there were still some ...

On 5th March Cornwall celebrates the feast day of St Piran, Patron Saint of Tin Miners, so it seemed appropriate to walk the St Michael's Way for our Sunday stroll. The weather forecast of severe gale force winds and heavy showers made walking the coast path less appealing. St Piran was said to have been cast out of Ireland with a millstone round his neck. He subsequently floated on the millstone ...

Sunday was another cold, windy day so we chose a relatively sheltered walk for today. The Loe Pool close to Helston is a fresh water pool surrounded by areas of woodland. The pool is separated from the sea by Loe Bar. The 6 mile walk around the pool can be accessed from the National Trust Penrose Estate, as well as via the large car park opposite the boating lake in Helston. We parked at Degibna (...