Gwinear & District Footpaths & Bridleways
Saturday 18th November 2017 Tehidy and North Cliffs
We meet at a packed South Car Park and double park with each other – there’s plenty of room and after a group photo our leader Howard describes his route. Seventeen walkers and spaniel, set off west to be confronted by a sign, “No Dogs”! Dog, Zoe and Linda head off the other side of the lake to meet up later.
Around the south side of the lake we pass through Beech Wood and arrive at Otter Bridge – no sign of colleagues so quick phone call and agree to carry on. We divert south west on the path through Oak Wood; divert again to Snake Bridge and then on to West Drive. This takes us down to meet the road at Coombe where we miraculously meet up with colleagues and Kate- don’t know what route they took to arrive same time!
A hundred yards east along the road and we turn off north by Downs Farm on a well-used footpath by several fields to arrive on B3301 Hayle/Portreath road. Crossing over we pick up SW Coastal Path at North Cliffs/Reskajeage Downs. Our route is north east with splendid views today, out to sea and back across to Camborne/Redruth and Carn Brea. Deadman’s Cove and Greenbank Cove are down below us before we leave the SWCP and take the footpath back by fields to the B3301, cross over and take the track towards the Rangers Office.
Howard’s route didn’t include the Office! We headed off north east on a path bringing us to North Car Park. Then around North Cliffs Plantation before finally turning south, down the side of Tehidy Woods. Arriving on East Drive we had a couple of hundred yards before turning south again, passed the residential area one side and the golf course the other. Another short piece of woodland track and our car park appears in front of us. We’d had a lovely 4.5-mile walk, thanks Howard – last walk this year. Merry Christmas everyone!
New Year’s Day walk (am) with Hayle Runners – details to be circulated.
January 2018 walk will be led by Richard Saundry on a popular, circular route from St Erth Church, 2pm Saturday 13th January.
Contact: Geoff Webster 01736 email@example.com