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The South West Coast Path Circular Walk From Home

We're having such beautiful weather here at the moment, so we're making the most of it!

Last week we decided to do one of our favourite local walks...

Taking the lane past our hamlet...

And the footpath down towards Caerhays...

There had been a thick sea mist all morning, which started to lift.

1 mile from home...

Tim Burton's film crew were starting to take over the beach.

After feasting on fruit & handfuls of nuts on the beach, the mist cleared & we got on our way...

We joined the coast path to head home...

Looking back down on Porthluney Beach.

A mysterious standing.stone.. Neither of us remember seeing it before!

Taking in the view...







These steps through the woodland are never-ending... 

Out the other end...

Down more steps...

This little chap ran across the path - we do see lizards a lot in our garden too.

We think the only way to get to Lambsowden Cove is by boat...

As it really is quite a long way down!


Catching sight of Hemmick Beach... 

Nearly home!

The walk is about 3 miles long & we took just over 4 hours to do it (including an hour on the beach).
There are lots of ups & downs, but it's worth it to be in such a stunning place - you really feel like you are in the middle of nowhere & to top it all - we had the path to ourselves!

Kay & Sime
xx









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Nettles

Our garden yesterday.
Tall Nettles TALL nettles cover up, as they have done These many springs, the rusty harrow, the plough Long worn out, and the roller made of stone: Only the elm butt tops the nettles now.
This corner of the farmyard I like most: As well as any bloom upon a flower I like the dust on the nettles, never lost Except to prove the sweetness of a shower.
~ Edward Thomas ~
Every time we venture out to pick nettles, Sime always goes on about this poem!

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Nettles are rich in calcium, iron, phosphorus, potass…