Friday 17 September 2021

A Lovely walk Along Cornwall's Coastal Path From Menabilly - Plus a Few Extras

The sun was out, the sky was blue so we headed for the sea - to Menabilly to be precise. As I have mentioned previously this is Daphne du Maurier country. The house at Menabilly was Du Maurier's Manderley in her book, Rebecca.

The Car Park (a farmer's field) is down a very narrow road, so you have to breathe in deeply if a car comes from the opposite direction.

After depositing fifty pence in the milk churn, as requested, we set off walking towards the sea.

For one instance the sky appeared to be extra blue, so all was well with the world.

There were still a few flowers remaining in the hedgerows.

Ah-ha, there's Gribbin Head and the tower in the distance. The water is for the farm animals, not that there were any of them about.

The Gribbin Tower seemed to get larger as we walked. It was built in 1832 and is a daymark to enable ships and other craft to pinpoint the approach to Fowey harbour.

To visit the Gribbin Head it is a right turn at the wooden walkway - and keep on walking uphill.

We walked the opposite way to Polridmouth Beach. The tide was out.

We then followed the coastal path going east. This is part of the private estate where Daphne du Maurier once lived. The tide was a long way out.

I wandered across the damp sand, which seemed quite a distance, when looking back at the house.

I had time for a paddle!

This is the lake on the estate ...

... and the lake's overflow. From here we carried on our walk along the coastal path towards Fowey. When we'd had enough we turned around and meandered back to our car. A lovely day out!

MOVING ON... One evening during the week we had a walk  in Mevagissey. Hardly anyone about, so all was quiet and peaceful.

The sea wasn't too choppy.

The Mevagissey lighthouse was doing its duty and was sending out its light.

A few fishing boats were resting quietly.

Not too sure of the quality of the fish they are catching - judging by the selection of fish on display below.

A final photo before making our way home.

MOVING ON ... The next day I had to go into St Austell for an eye test. The church tower dominates over the newer style shops.

I noticed this new artwork at the back of the shops. The theme is about Illegal money lenders who, it seems, can cost people more than an arm and a leg!

MOVING ON AGAIN ... A couple of flower photos. The first is of 0ur spider plant, such small, delicate flowers.

And this beauty has just flowered in our garden.

Many thanks for visiting my blog, hope you have an interesting week ahead. 
All good wishes ~ Mike.


  1. You had lovely weather for your walk. Great scenery and photos Mike.

  2. Beautifully peaceful post Mike. A great start to the day, thank you!

  3. Hello Pam, lovely to hear from you. Trust all is well, all good wishes ~ Mike.

  4. Thanks for the lovely pictures, Michael. Enjoy the weekend and stay healthy and safe

    1. My pleasure Nina, enjoy the rest of the weekend.

  5. Hello Mike, thank you for sharing your lovely Polridmouth Beach walk. 50 p parking in an honesty churn! that's my price range & style... none of this £10 a day parking. Glad you got to have a paddle. Mevagissey is looking very still and beautiful. Love those knitted fish. Hope you have a wonderful week. Lulu x

  6. Thanks Lulu. As for the car parking charge I noticed that a couple of people ignored the 50p charge, which annoyed me. Hope you have a great week too. Good wishes.

  7. You have had quite a busy time out looking about! Isn't it nice to be able to do so in relative comfort. I always love the harbor photos as you know, but it's also fun to imagine Rebecca in her surroundings. I must say that I have never seen a billboard offering support to those who have been challenged by a loanshark! I find it quite artistic and fun. Thank you for taking me along on such a pleasant journey.

    1. Thank you Ann.
      It is defintely good that we are able to get out and about now - though we still have to take care - and we are using face masks at times. I love this stretch of coast, something about it that always lifts me up. Good wishes.

  8. Wonderful photos, Mike. Thank you for the tour of Menabilly and Mevagissey. I remember the latter well, and St Austell. Having been a fan of Daphne du Maurier's books, I could also imagine it as a setting for Frendhman's Creek, a short but highly evocative novel that I loved as a teenager because of her descriptions of that area.

    1. Hello, thank you for your kind words - Menabilly and Mevagissey are two of my favourite places. Hope you have a lovely week.




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