24 Hours in Cornwall

During the hot spell last week I had a message from Joe Jackson, telling me that he and Sam Morris were down in Cornwall for the week and asked if I fancied joining them. I’d met the two of them at the beginning of this year on a trip to the Brecon Beacons organised by Henri Cooney. We’d hit it off well and by the luck of it I had Tuesday and most of Wednesday off to join them down in North Cornwall.

After an early morning train journey from Plymouth I met Joe and Sam at a small train station just outside Newquay before driving up to Padstow to check out the beach and of course an obligatory fish and chips from Rick Stein’s.

Well fed by Mr Stein we headed up to Bedruthan Steps in time for low tide to have an explore of the beach. Bedruthan is hands down one of the most beautiful beaches I’ve been to. Wandering between the rocky sea stacks on the golden sand, that afternoon was pretty special.

After a stroll on the beach we drove down to Wheal Coates Tin mine on the outskirts of St Agnes. The swell had been pumping all day, but from up above on the cliffs with the sun setting behind them the waves were just mesmerising.

The following morning we woke up just before sunrise and headed down to Porth Beach on the recommendation of Dan Marks. We walked out onto Trevelgue Head, which boasts incredible views to the east of Watergate Bay, and Porth Beach and Newquay to the west. A great morning to round of the quick trip before I caught the train back to Plymouth. Revitalised for another few weeks in the library.

Thank you for reading,