Although I’d opted to stop for lunch a few hundred metres south of Kynance Cove and away from the mass of sunbathers, I also knew that I wasn’t too far from Lizard Point; one of the highlights of this walk, as set out when I had initially planned it.
Lizard Point was just one thrown too far. I was hungry and, although my lunch box was ill-prepared, I was aware of the benefits of stopping sooner; unsure of exactly how much further I would otherwise have to walk.
In this first instalment of last Sunday’s walk, I take my first miles along the South West Coast Path through Cornwall, having already covered a portion of Dorset and most of the short stretch through Somerset.
This was officially my first full day in Cornwall, having spent the night inside my tent. With a lack of breakfast available on site due to a faulty hob, I was up and away sooner than I might otherwise have been.
At around 19.00 last night, I completed the long journey back from my four-day weekend in Cornwall.
Weather-wise, it was glorious and it appears as though this ‘heatwave’ has also spread throughout Somerset. I managed to get a lot done and it was a good experience. There’s a lot to write about that will come your way in good time.
We spent a good hour lazing in the sun at the summit of North Hill. That zig-zagging climb in the 21°C temperature had certainly taken it out of us.
It was time to decide… Would we take the ‘rugged alternate‘ path from here or, lose sight of the sea in favour of a presumed-easier walk along higher ground but still, following the South West Coast Path?