Circular walk from Perranuthnoe and App testing
Today we did a 4 mile circular walk from Perranuthnoe near Marazion on the south coast, along to Prussia Cove and back. I was testing my new "I walk Cornwall" App and comparing it to the GB outdoors App that we usually use. Both are very helpful in showing your location in relation to the planned route. Navigating the coast path is generally straightforward but on other routes it is good to know that the path you are on is THE path. The I walk Cornwall App also provides step by step instructions and information about places along the route.
There were some lovely views from the coastal section across Mounts Bay to the back of St Michael's Mount
The route passes a number of scenic coves with a history of being used by smugglers. Including John Carter the "King of Prussia" for whom the cove is named.
This is Piskie's cove and views across to Loe Bar and the Lizard Peninsula.
From Prussia Cove the route returns across fields to Perranuthnoe.
This was a fairly short but interesting walk with good views and no real negatives-the coast path section was muddy in places. Refreshment possibilities are very good with the Victoria Inn at Perranuthnoe having a very good reputation for food. The Cabin Cafe close to the start of the walk is also a good option for light meals and snacks.
The "I walk Cornwall" App worked well and I would recommend it, particularly for those who don't already have a GPS walking app on their smart phone.