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South and West to Cornwall – Part 5   6 comments

Main focus of the post to come but a few photos from a lunchtime stroll around the thronging crowds in RickSteinVille aka Padstow. It’s a really rather splendid little place and despite my dislike of tourist crowds I have something of a soft sport for the place. Possibly on account of the fact that it’s a foodies heaven with lots of great cafes, and the best pasties in Cornwall in my opinion from The Chough Bakery. The views from up on the hill just out-of-town are rather splendid as you can see

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

One of my recent book purchases from the “Wild” series by Daniel Start was one about the South West containing more than just Wild Swimming spots. Bodmin Moor looked to be packed with interesting stuff and I’d never seen it (other than passing through on the A30 on way to and from Cornwall). Time to change that. I’d been looking across longingly from the campsite at the distant tors from the campsite but the weather always looked considerably greyer and gloomier than the coast. However on our last day it looked better and we’d headed off for a day of exploration

First stop was Delford Bridge. It was a beautiful spot, with an old bridge across a lazy river surrounding by grassy expanses, just perfect for a laze in the sun and a picnic. Of course as soon as we stepped from the car it chucked it down. A picnic sheltering under the tailgate of the car had to suffice 🙂

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

I’d had grand plans for some Bodmin Moor wild swimming either here in the nearby quarry lakes on Carbilly Tor. The weather was just awful, heavy persistent drizzle and low cloud. In search of inspiration I took a punt that with a northerly wind the southern side of the moors might be drier.

Inspired. As soon as we crossed the A30 the rain stopped and the sun appeared. Smug hat ready. We stopped off for a stroll at Golitha Falls. A series of cascades on the River Fowey and very nice they were too. No major cascades but very pretty with a very large pool at the end for a swim in warmer weather and lots of old mine workings.

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

Onwards and moor-wards to the wonderfully named village of Minions. Loads of interesting stuff round here and we went out for an explore. The area is full of old mine workings and they create an evocative sense of a past age now long gone

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

First stop was the summit of Stowe’s Hill with its granite tors. Most famous is the Cheesewring, an impossibly piled collection of rocks perched above a disused quarry.

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

The views across the moors were impressive and were just begging for a long walk and an explore

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

As we continued our walk the skies became a mix of sunshine and dark stormy clouds that lit up the tors to great effect.

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

Onto our next objective, the disused Goldiggins Quarry with its spring fed lake. It looks stunning even under a greyish sky. Another potential spot for a swim but it was still very chilly and there were some people camped there who probably didn’t wish to their evening spoiled by the sight of me splashing about.

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

The other attraction on Bodmin Moor are the remains of ancient civilisations and stone circles. The local one here is The Hurlers. Have to say that I always find these things of limited interest but this one was impressively sited and the late afternoon light made it an evocative place.

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

So with our Bodmin Moor itch scratched for the day we headed home to a final sunset.

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

The British weather gave us a final little slap by delivering a fine warm and sunny day when we needed to go home. We thought it would be nice to spend a last day on the beach before the long journey. As the campsite was half empty and the main summer weeks over I asked if we could leave the camper up for an extra few hours so we could enjoy our last few hours. I was slightly taken aback when this was firmly refused as the owner gave no indication that there was anyone using the pitch that day. We often ask for this favour on campsites when they are not busy and have never been refused before. In fact once on a nearby site when staying in a static I asked the same thing and we were welcomed to stay an extra night and the owners refused to take any extra money for the extra night.

My main concern was having to tow the trailer down the narrow lanes to the beach. I asked if I could just leave the trailer tucked away somewhere on the site which I thought was a perfectly reasonable request. Again this request was flatly refused and we were left in no uncertain terms that we were to be off the site completely by the stated time. Have to say this left a very sour taste after a great week and developing a real affection for the site and it’s location. Some of the conversations around the site seem to indicate a large number of guests have been coming back for years leaving me feeling that the site is little cliquey. It rather ruined my view of the site and despite its fantastic location I doubt I will ever go back. A real shame.

So we towed the trailer down the lanes to the beach and spent a last happy afternoon at Treyarnon Bay. A hot pork sandwich from the beach cafe followed by a swim around the rocks to the rock pool and an ice cream to finish off the trip

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

A great week despite it being colder than October and no waves. A long wait till the next major holiday but that should be good one – more of that later in the year

South and West to Cornwall – Part 4   4 comments

A tribute post to the lovely TBF on her Birthday. She was in control of the days activities and kicked off with a bit of body boarding at Harlyn Bay

harlyn bay, trevone bay, trevone round hole, wild swimming, body boarding, the view, berryfields farm

harlyn bay, trevone bay, trevone round hole, wild swimming, body boarding, the view, berryfields farm

harlyn bay, trevone bay, trevone round hole, wild swimming, body boarding, the view, berryfields farm

harlyn bay, trevone bay, trevone round hole, wild swimming, body boarding, the view, berryfields farm

Me a TJF took a walk along the beach while she played

harlyn bay, trevone bay, trevone round hole, wild swimming, body boarding, the view, berryfields farm

harlyn bay, trevone bay, trevone round hole, wild swimming, body boarding, the view, berryfields farm

harlyn bay, trevone bay, trevone round hole, wild swimming, body boarding, the view, berryfields farm

harlyn bay, trevone bay, trevone round hole, wild swimming, body boarding, the view, berryfields farm

To be honest the waves were pretty rubbish all week due to the northerly wind as most of the beaches face west. Harlyn Bay however faces north so whilst there wasn’t much natural swell the wind had at least whipped up a bit of surf

harlyn bay, trevone bay, trevone round hole, wild swimming, body boarding, the view, berryfields farm

harlyn bay, trevone bay, trevone round hole, wild swimming, body boarding, the view, berryfields farm

harlyn bay, trevone bay, trevone round hole, wild swimming, body boarding, the view, berryfields farm

I took a load of photos to show TBF in action as a special birthday treat

harlyn bay, trevone bay, trevone round hole, wild swimming, body boarding, the view, berryfields farm

harlyn bay, trevone bay, trevone round hole, wild swimming, body boarding, the view, berryfields farm

harlyn bay, trevone bay, trevone round hole, wild swimming, body boarding, the view, berryfields farm

harlyn bay, trevone bay, trevone round hole, wild swimming, body boarding, the view, berryfields farm

harlyn bay, trevone bay, trevone round hole, wild swimming, body boarding, the view, berryfields farm

Lunch was a special request for a cream tea and scones at the very nice Berryfields Farm. The afternoon was a coastal walk from  Harlyn Bay again (we had a car park ticket for the day, there’s always room for some frugality even on a Birthday)

harlyn bay, trevone bay, trevone round hole, wild swimming, body boarding, the view, berryfields farm

The weather was gloriously clear and the water looked invitingly clear – apart from the fact it was still cold and windy!

harlyn bay, trevone bay, trevone round hole, wild swimming, body boarding, the view, berryfields farm

harlyn bay, trevone bay, trevone round hole, wild swimming, body boarding, the view, berryfields farm

We were heading for Trevone Bay just around the coast. It has another one of those semi-natural rock swimming pools. A little deeper and smaller than the one at Treyaron. If we’d had swimming stuff with us we’d probably had taken a dip

harlyn bay, trevone bay, trevone round hole, wild swimming, body boarding, the view, berryfields farm

harlyn bay, trevone bay, trevone round hole, wild swimming, body boarding, the view, berryfields farm

We wandered down the beach to the watch people trying to make the most of the non-existent waves and then up onto the coast path to look at the Trevone Round Hole, a collapsed sea cave where you can scramble down and through the cave onto the rocks.

harlyn bay, trevone bay, trevone round hole, wild swimming, body boarding, the view, berryfields farm

harlyn bay, trevone bay, trevone round hole, wild swimming, body boarding, the view, berryfields farm

harlyn bay, trevone bay, trevone round hole, wild swimming, body boarding, the view, berryfields farm

Looked a little precarious to me and that’s saying something for a man with precious little sense of danger

harlyn bay, trevone bay, trevone round hole, wild swimming, body boarding, the view, berryfields farm

harlyn bay, trevone bay, trevone round hole, wild swimming, body boarding, the view, berryfields farm

The day was finished off with a meal at The View restaurant in St Merryn and very fine it was too. Oh, and another sunset

harlyn bay, trevone bay, trevone round hole, wild swimming, body boarding, the view, berryfields farm

Happy Birthday TBF

South and West to Cornwall – Part 3   6 comments

More beach fun and coastal views this time from the local beach at Treyarnon Bay.

treyarnon bay, wild swimming, sunset, pepper cove, fox cove, warren cove

One of the main reasons for visiting Cornwall (well for me and the Funsters anyway) is a chance to play in the big Atlantic waves. Kayaking for me, body-boarding for the Funsters. Alas a northerly wind killed the surf so we had to seek alternative enjoyment

treyarnon bay, wild swimming, sunset, pepper cove, fox cove, warren cove

treyarnon bay, wild swimming, sunset, pepper cove, fox cove, warren cove

treyarnon bay, wild swimming, sunset, pepper cove, fox cove, warren cove

Treyarnon is a wonderful beach and has an extra feature in the form of huge natural rock-pool perfect for swimming and jumping.

treyarnon bay, wild swimming, sunset, pepper cove, fox cove, warren cove

treyarnon bay, wild swimming, sunset, pepper cove, fox cove, warren cove

treyarnon bay, wild swimming, sunset, pepper cove, fox cove, warren cove

treyarnon bay, wild swimming, sunset, pepper cove, fox cove, warren cove

We spent a very happy hour in the sunshine (and cold wind) playing in its icy waters. TBF was in charge of the camera so you get the dubious honour of seeing photos of me for a change!

treyarnon bay, wild swimming, sunset, pepper cove, fox cove, warren cove

treyarnon bay, wild swimming, sunset, pepper cove, fox cove, warren cove

treyarnon bay, wild swimming, sunset, pepper cove, fox cove, warren cove

treyarnon bay, wild swimming, sunset, pepper cove, fox cove, warren cove

Even TJS took a swim which was unusual

treyarnon bay, wild swimming, sunset, pepper cove, fox cove, warren cove

treyarnon bay, wild swimming, sunset, pepper cove, fox cove, warren cove

treyarnon bay, wild swimming, sunset, pepper cove, fox cove, warren cove

treyarnon bay, wild swimming, sunset, pepper cove, fox cove, warren cove

treyarnon bay, wild swimming, sunset, pepper cove, fox cove, warren cove

We found a lovely warm , sheltered rock shelf to relax and warm up after the swim.

treyarnon bay, wild swimming, sunset, pepper cove, fox cove, warren cove

treyarnon bay, wild swimming, sunset, pepper cove, fox cove, warren cove

treyarnon bay, wild swimming, sunset, pepper cove, fox cove, warren cove

Another coastal walk with the tide extremely low reveals a section of stunning hidden beaches at Pepper Cove, Warren Cove and Fox Cove just by the campsite. It would take some serious and rather edgy looking cliff scrambling to access these gems.

treyarnon bay, wild swimming, sunset, pepper cove, fox cove, warren cove

treyarnon bay, wild swimming, sunset, pepper cove, fox cove, warren cove

treyarnon bay, wild swimming, sunset, pepper cove, fox cove, warren cove

treyarnon bay, wild swimming, sunset, pepper cove, fox cove, warren cove

The evening delivered another stunning sunset as we took our regular, cold stroll along the cliffs to finish the day

treyarnon bay, wild swimming, sunset, pepper cove, fox cove, warren cove

treyarnon bay, wild swimming, sunset, pepper cove, fox cove, warren cove

treyarnon bay, wild swimming, sunset, pepper cove, fox cove, warren cove

treyarnon bay, wild swimming, sunset, pepper cove, fox cove, warren cove

treyarnon bay, wild swimming, sunset, pepper cove, fox cove, warren cove

Next up is a day dedicated to TBF and her Birthday day out 🙂

South and West to Cornwall – Part 2   6 comments

Time to move on. We were spending the majority of our holiday down near Padstow at a place called Trethias Farm. It’s a splendid place, quiet, walking distance from the beach with stunning coastal views.

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

The perfect site, or so we thought until the day we left but more of that in a later post.

Our first evening treated us to a spectacular sunset, probably the best part of holiday on the west coast.

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

After a washout day of dreary rain, things improved and the rest of the week was mainly sunny albeit unseasonably cold with a strong northerly wind for the whole time we were there. We took the short drive to Bedruthan Steps which, as you can see is a spectacular spot.

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

It’s only accessible at low tide and even then only by a steep set of steps hewn into the rock. Once on the sands on a sunny day its a fabulous spot to spend a couple of hours

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

Strong currents mean there is no swimming here so wandering about scrambling on the rocks (and through them, there are several caves) and just enjoying the scene are the order of the day

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

As it’s a taxing climb and more than a 5 second walk from the car its relatively quiet by Cornwall standards padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

The beach gets its name from the huge rock towers that stud the beach, said to be stepping-stones for the giant Bedruthan. Evocative names as well. Carnewas Island, Pendarves Island, Redcove Island, Samaritan Island, Queen Bess Rock, Diggory’s Island, They add a very photogenic attraction to this superb stretch of golden sand.

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

It’s pretty much the perfect beach for walking and exploring (if not water-based fun). Loads of secret little corners, and pocket coves with deep turquoise pools in the sand.

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

Perfect morning activity to work up an appetite for a picnic lunch back at the campsite – and a quick snooze for some

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

More water based fun to come

South and West to Cornwall – Part 1   10 comments

Our second holiday of the summer and just the family this time. We’d not been to Cornwall for a few years so time to re-aquaint ourselves and get some more use out of the camper. To beat the traffic of the Bank Holiday weekend we travelled down few days early and stayed a few nights near Bude as we’d never done that part of the coast. Bude was a bit down-market to be honest. Our impression not helped by a full tide and lots of scum floating in the water sea, washed from the farmers fields in recent heavy rains

penhalt farm, bude, cornwall, crackington haven, boscastle, widemouth bay

We stayed just south of Widemouth Bay, itself a few miles south of the main town. Very nice it was too. We stayed on the very welcoming and friendly Penhalt Farm campsite, high above the sea with some fine views.

penhalt farm, bude, cornwall, crackington haven, boscastle, widemouth bay

penhalt farm, bude, cornwall, crackington haven, boscastle, widemouth bay

A quiet, uneventful yet very enjoyable stay. We took a stroll along the coast down to, and across, Widemouth Bay itself

penhalt farm, bude, cornwall, crackington haven, boscastle, widemouth bay

penhalt farm, bude, cornwall, crackington haven, boscastle, widemouth bay

penhalt farm, bude, cornwall, crackington haven, boscastle, widemouth bay

penhalt farm, bude, cornwall, crackington haven, boscastle, widemouth bay

penhalt farm, bude, cornwall, crackington haven, boscastle, widemouth bay

penhalt farm, bude, cornwall, crackington haven, boscastle, widemouth bay

We also took in some body boarding while TJS went for a solo stroll from Crackington Haven back to the campsite along the spectacular coast path. The cliffs here are some of the highest in the SW

penhalt farm, bude, cornwall, crackington haven, boscastle, widemouth bay

In the afternoon we took a family stroll down to Boscastle (via an Ice Cream shop) and had a very fine early evening on the cliffs above the harbour after all the tourists had gone home

penhalt farm, bude, cornwall, crackington haven, boscastle, widemouth bay

penhalt farm, bude, cornwall, crackington haven, boscastle, widemouth bay

penhalt farm, bude, cornwall, crackington haven, boscastle, widemouth bay

penhalt farm, bude, cornwall, crackington haven, boscastle, widemouth bay

penhalt farm, bude, cornwall, crackington haven, boscastle, widemouth bay

penhalt farm, bude, cornwall, crackington haven, boscastle, widemouth bay

penhalt farm, bude, cornwall, crackington haven, boscastle, widemouth bay

Crackington Haven was revisited. Another fine spot for an evening with a cafe doing freshly baked pizzas and a BBQ – perfect for an al-fresco meal if we’d not had a BBQ ourselves at lunchtime. Noted for a return visit

penhalt farm, bude, cornwall, crackington haven, boscastle, widemouth bay

penhalt farm, bude, cornwall, crackington haven, boscastle, widemouth bay

Our stay was completed with a magnificent sunset from the campsite

penhalt farm, bude, cornwall, crackington haven, boscastle, widemouth bay

penhalt farm, bude, cornwall, crackington haven, boscastle, widemouth bay

Short post for a short but enjoyable stay before we moved on further South and West for the rest of the week

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