Saturday, 7 October 2006

Coastwalk , South West Coast Path

Polzeath → Rock

[St Enodoc's church]

Distance: 3.59 miles
Ascent: 135 metres
Duration: 1 hour 39 minutes

What you're missing
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The photograph is of St Enodoc's church, Daymer Bay. In its churchyard is the grave of John Betjeman. You won't see it if you follow the coast path.

This ancient church is nestled amongst the clipped grass of a golf course and has stood watch over the mouth of the River Camel for seven hundred years. It's well worth the detour.

We took the ferry from Padstow to Rock this morning and headed to Polzeath by an inland route so that we could visit the church before walking along the coast back to the Padstow/Rock ferry.

[Playing on the beach] [Surfers in circles] [Rock ferry]

The coast path runs along low cliffs at Polzeath. Below us circles of surfers received tuition while families clung on to the last few hours of summer.

Update, 5 December 2015:
I've subsequently "walked out" the ferry that concluded this walk. This original writeup included the time taken to cross the Camel estuary by boat.

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