Monday, 10 September 2007

Coastwalk , South West Coast Path

Mevagissey → Par

[Buggies outside the Ship Inn, Pentewan]

Distance: 12.4 miles
Ascent: 811 metres
Duration: 5 hours 52 minutes

View from the ferry
« Portloe | Fowey »

The ideal lunch-spot is somewhere deserted. It's up high, with a good view of where you've come from and where you're going to. A place to linger and breathe slowly. If you're walking from Mevagissey to Par, that spot is Black Head - a small promontory fort separated from the mainland by a narrow isthmus.

We saw the headland from the ferry that took us to the start of the walk this morning and as we ate the ferry passed again on its return trip to Fowey.

[Morwenna carving]

About half a mile further west we saw a beautifully isolated house. The path approached the grounds beside a recently felled tree whose stump had been carved to form the image of "Morwenna".

I'd certainly recommend this walk to anyone. Better still - if you're up for a longer distance - tack on the Par to Fowey leg. Start the day at Mevagissey and review the walk from the sea on the way home on the Fowey to Mevagissey ferry.

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