NORTH COAST

DAY TWO

Sunday 10 mile North Coast Nordic Walk - Start 10 am

 

We’ll take a minibus to our start point, to the picturesque cove of St Agnes which is steeped in mining history.  

From here we’ll walk straight on to the South West Coast Path, England's longest waymarked long-distance footpath and a National Trail.  There will be plenty of time to stop and take in the views as we climb in and out of the coves, rewarding ourselves with the dramatic views that the North coast gives us.  As we make our way along the coast you will see the remains of the once thriving Cornish mining industry. Passing Green Island, Hanover Cove and Cligger Head Mines, as we pass Shag Rock we will get our first glimpse of Perranporth Beach and its golden sands stretching into the distance if we are lucky enough to catch it at low tide. As we make our way towards Perranporth you may just see a light aircraft as we pass the clifftop airfield, and as we descend to Perranporth Beach we will spot the only pub on the beach in the UK, The Watering Hole, where we will be stopping for lunch around 1 pm.

 

After lunch, we're off up on to the dunes to find St Piran's Church which was once called the Hidden Church as it was buried for many years along with The Oratory beneath the sand. The Dunes are also where Winston Graham wrote the novel Poldark. Making our way back to the coast you’ll be enveloped by the sound of the sea as we make our way back to the South West Coast Path passing through the marram grass. There are so many sights on this magnificent route - finishing with another little touch of Poldark as we make our way into Holywell Bay you’ll take in the iconic Gull Rock. This was used for many encounters between Ross, Demelza and sworn enemy George Warleggan as well as for the challenging horse races between Dwight and Caroline.

Finish 4pm