Saturday, 9 February 2019

Walking The South West Coast Path Into Polperro, Cornwall

South West Coast Path near Polperro
A few photos walking the South West Coast Path and approaching the village of Polperro.
Walking on South West Coast Path, Cornwall
Lots of ups and downs as we walk the coastal path. In the photo below you can just see the top of the small Polperro lighthouse at Spy House Point. Built in 1911, it is only ten feet tall but the light can be seen for eight miles. There is a track down to the lighthouse.
Polperro lighthouse, Cornwall
The path gradually starts to go downhill.
South West Coast Path, Cornwall
Finally we reach the outskirts of Polperro - still downhill!
Path leading down to Polperro, Cornwall
At last, Polperro harbour and the tide is out. The old fishing village is like stepping back in time, with cottages clinging to the hillside - a great place to visit.
Polperro, Cornwall when the tide is out

10 comments:

  1. Looks like a lovely walk, especially on a fine day. Great photos Mike! The village looks very pretty.

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    1. Thanks Heather I never tire of walking along the coastal paths. Yes, the village is very attractive and quaint.

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  2. I keep a handy map of Cornwall with me when I read your posts so I know where the towns are located. I also read that Polperro has a well-known fisherman's choir that performs regularly and wouldn't that be fun to hear! I assume that many tourists would visit the town in season so it's wonderful that you can be there with some peace and quiet. I'm glad your walk was downhill but did you have to reverse your path and walk up hill all the way to your car?! Delightful tour, thanks!

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    1. Thanks Ann. You hit on perhaps the only downside of the South West Coast Path sometimes it means retracing your steps - so you get the ups and downs twice! There are though some circular walks that incorporate the coast path by going inland a short way.

      The most well known choir is the Fisherman's Friends based in Port Isaac - Doc Martin territory. There are a few videos such as on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYA_0R7Vw1s&index=2&list=PLGvTmK2ULZjPw-eFx3fwqYIyUhx8tK8Q6

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    2. Thanks Mike. I can't get the link to work, but I did find their website and the music was as I expected it to be.

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    3. Thanks Ann. Just checked the link it seems to work if you highlight it and then copy it to YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYA_0R7Vw1s&index=2&list=PLGvTmK2ULZjPw-eFx3fwqYIyUhx8tK8Q6

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  3. Wonderful photos, Mike!
    I would love to explore your Cornwall :)
    Best wishes, Urszula.

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    1. Many thanks Urszula, Cornwall is an interesting county, full of history. Best wishes,

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  4. Lovely photos, Mike. The SW Coast path is stunning and perfect for both short walks and for long-distance walking.

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    1. Many thanks, yes, lots to walk on the SW Coast Path - 630 miles in total!

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