Thursday, 16 January 2020
Walking at Pentewan, Cornwall: River, Woods and Trees
On Sunday morning it had been bucketing down. When the rain finally stopped we went for a walk along the footpath to Pentewan, Cornwall and to glimpse the sea before dinner.
A sign post, with a dangling lost mitten, was becoming covered with moss because of all of the recent rain and dampness.
For the first part of the walk the path follows what is known as the St. Austell River. It's proper name is the Vinnick River though, to confuse things, locals often refer to it as the White River as the water is sometimes coloured white by nearby china clay deposits.
After following the river we turned off through the woods.
A few puddles remained from the recent rain, but the path was quite walkable. It is also used by cyclists and the occasional horse rider.
At the side of the path a few smaller trees were swimming in water, though they didn't manage to get very far.
Walking through an arch of trees the sun began to shine - yippee.
Almost to the end of the woods, but first a wooden bridge and a ford used by horses and sometimes cyclists.
More dampness and moss on the trees but we have now virtually reached Pentewan village.
The path opens up to the narrow road leading to the village - and what is the first thing we see? A fashion shop! Being Sunday luckily it was closed.
I'll carry on with the photos, and a glimpse of the sea, in my next post: Pentewan Harbour, Beach and Village, Cornwall
We had a walk, or perhaps it was more like a stroll, along part of the Pentewan Valley Trail. This stretches from St. Austell to the sea at...