The month for love, snowdrops and pancakes!
Can you believe it is almost February – the year is whizzing by already.
We may be biase but Cornwall really is a romantic place to be. You can wander on desserted beaches; explore lost woodlands or admire the lambs leaping in the fields (which I spotted on the way to Tregongeeves on Sunday, I promise to get a picture as soon as I can!).
Here are a few walks which we think are super romantic if you fancy a stroll this valentines day:
Gribbin Head, Cornwall (4.5 miles)
This area of headland just west of Fowey is famed for its association with Daphne du Maurier, who lived for many years at Menabillly at Gribbin Head and used it as a model for Manderley in her novel Rebecca. The South West Coast Path traverses the peninsula and combines breathtaking natural beauty with wildlife and unique heritage.
Porthcurno and Penberth, Cornwall (3 miles)
A romantic cliff walk high above turquoise seas and sandy coves, passing a tiny harbour and a promontory fort from prehistoric times. The area is immortalised by the author Rosamunde Pilcher in The Shell Seekers.
Sennen Cove & Land’s End (3 miles)
This is a bracing walk across the farmland above Sennen Cove, returning around the rugged and romantic coastline from Land’s End with its sandy beach and hidden caves. The lost land of Atlantis was once thought to lie offshore and the mythical world of Lyonesse is believed to have drowned just a few miles off the tip of the land. The legend and its Arthurian connections are immortalised in the poetry of Alfred Lord Tennyson, describing it as the site where King Arthur fought his last battle, while long before him Thomas Mallory asserted that it was the birthplace of Tristan.
If you fancy taking in nature this February why not visit Pencarrow House for Snowdrop Sunday. A wander around the privately owned estate is a real treat. You can warm yourself up with a well deserved bowl of soup at the estate cafe.
How do you like your pancakes? In the village of St Columb each Shrove Tuesday sees the ‘Hurling of the Silver Ball’. This is a very Cornish tradition so well worth a visit! We will be enjoying our pancakes made with eggs from our chickens so they will be lovely and yellow. Yummy!