I must be doing well in my role of Camp Dog/Security as I have been given yet another day off.
My owners have been wanting to walk around the beautiful Caerhays Estate since before they collected the keys, and today that is where we went.
Parking is great, right on the beach, and so we had a flask of coffee with a wonderful view of the beach and sea, and lots of four legged friends before setting off.
The walk started with a fairly steep climb, out of Caerhays, and as we set off we had views of the castle. Oops, we realised the map had been left at home, though this was not a problem, as we joined the main South West Coastal path. The coast path is always very well marked, and clear to follow. I like the rugged coastal path, and so do my owners. We passed some lovely coastal Caerhays Estate cottages, and lovely coves and I even got to do some rock climbing on the beach.
We followed the path all the way around to the gorgeous fishing village of Portloe. We had a meander around Portloe and here there is the well known Lugger Hotel. It also seems that lobster and crab are caught from Portloe, and my owners noticed that crab sandwiches were being served at the hotel. If I was not with my owners that day, they may have gone there for a pint & a crab sarnie 🙂 However, the Lugger Hotel is not dog friendly, and so we went to the local pub which was fine with me. I should have guessed the pub would be called “The Ship”, and was Dog Friendly. Here my owners had a carvery which was what was being served, as it was Sunday. Roast chicken, was not an option, but I was more than ok with the bits of beef and pork that I got in return for a hard week’s work.
As the map had been forgotten, then a circular walk was not really an option. The view going the other direction is always different, as is the tide. This really is lovely part of the coastal path, and the views out of Portloe were tremendous with the fishing boats and pretty coastal cottages. Caerhays Estate is quite extensive and very well looked after. The magnolias were a sight to see when we descended down the little lane back to the car park at the end of our walk.
Caerhays beach is very dog friendly, all year round and also very popular. I had a good run on the beach to finish off my Sunday outing, and then it was back in the car to return home to The Meadows for a nap, after a fine walk.
This walk gets a score of 9 out of 10. That is a very good score for a non circular walk, and is so because it was a beautiful walk. Caerhays is very easy to get too, and is only about 10 minutes in the car from The Meadows, and is well worth the short drive. You could easy spend the day there as the gardens are a delight at all times of the year – www.caerhays.co.uk
My owners have the map of this walk, back at Camp ;), and will be happy to show you the route, although it is a very easy one to follow.
Please do come and stay with us at The Meadows small, dog friendly touring park this season and enjoy this wonderful part of Southern Cornwall. We cater for caravans, motor homes and tents of all shapes and sizes, and there is lots to do particularly for walkers and cyclists. You might prefer to book in advance and if so you can enquire here or telephone Lynn or John on 01726 844383/07712599745. Alternatively, you can just turn up and we will endeavour to find you a pitch wherever possible.