We are staying in the lovely harbour town of Mevagissey and so have lots of lovely walks direct from the door. Our retreat is at the top of a very steep hill and so each walk finishes with a very big climb.
This walk was taken on a Sunday (our day off) and we joined the south west coast path in the harbour. We followed this passing through the picturesque Port Mellon, and the Rising Sun Inn although no pit stop there this time was it was before opening hours. My owners are early risers!!
We then followed the coastal path round with a few climbs and descents down to Gorran Haven and past the chapel of St Just. I had a run here on the beach which was very quiet and the sun was shining. Gorran Haven is a very beautiful fishing village and I shall go back in the summer when the sea is a little warmer.
As it was nearly lunchtime we headed off through the lanes and along the “school path” up to Gorran Church Town, and the Barley Sheaf Pub for a snack. This is a very smart pub with good beer, treats for us dogs, and a nice log fire. The pub has lots of events of a music type and is very welcoming.
My owners seemed to enjoy their lunch of homemade soup, and smoked mackerel pâté.
We went a different way for part of the return over some grassy fields with one very steep descent. We then rejoined the coastal path and back in to Mevagissey, and the final climb back home.
There were lovely views of Gorran, Mevagissey, and Port Mellon along the way.
A good walk which I give a score of 8 out of 10. The walk has to be a full circular walk with no doubling up on the way back to get full marks.
My owners would be delighted to show you this walk on a map. It would be possible to start this walk from The Meadows if you were feeling energetic. You would then pick up the coast path in Pentewan village.
Please do come and stay with us at The Meadows caravan and camping park this summer. We cater for caravans, motor homes tents of all sizes. You might prefer to book in advance and if so you can enquire here or telephone Lynn or John – 01726 844383/07712599745. Alternatively just turn up and we will always find you a pitch if we can.