It is very full on at the moment here at The Meadows with our site renovation work. However, life is never too busy to put your boots on (even me) and get out for a walk. Just set the alarm clock an hour earlier. It is now light until at least seven in the evening, so two walks minimum a day is a good starting point, and then I work at my best ;).
PLEASE – no laughing at my boots!! These are not a fashion statement. As you may all know, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are the vet’s best friends, and hopefully although I have been better in this warmer climate these will help my sensitive pads. These boots come highly recommended by dogs, who are proper working dogs, huskies, and mountain dogs and the like, so they must be good for Camp Dog.
We are so lucky here being situate in the Pentewan Valley, as we have so many walks on the doorstep. So whilst no long jaunts as The Meadows Team (that is me Camp Dog, John & Lynn) have been very busy preparing for opening our gates on 1 May, I have done lots of short local ones.
As we are dog friendly here, and hope to see lots of you four legged friends this season, I want to tempt you with what is waiting for you here and what a beautiful part of Cornwall this is. Camping and caravanning on the edge of Pentewan village, and close to Mevaggisey is great for everyone, and there is so much to see and do.
Turning directly right out of our gate, you are straight on to the Pentewan Valley Trail and heading off I will call it a gentle climb up out of the valley with woodland, and lovely views over the countryside. After about 20 minutes, you will reach a sign, and you can either take a left and head off to Mevagissey for a stroll about this gorgeous harbour town with lovely shops, and eating places, a lot being dog friendly. Alternatively you can carry straight on to The Lost Gardens of Heligan. Dogs are welcome here, and there is also Lobbs Farm Shop and cafe where you can just enjoy coffee and cake, though I do think as it is a shop dogs must sit outside, and catch the crumbs.
At the moment for my morning walk, I join the Pentewan Valley Trail on the other side of the road. Crossing the bridge, I decide depending on my mood of the day, whether to take a left or a right. Both directions take you by the pretty Little Winnick River. There are lots of opportunities and marked tracks to divert off in to the woods which I often do, and going round in a big circle back on to the trail crossing lots of bridges made out of tree trunks on the way. The Kings Woods are also very good for mountain bikes, though I prefer exploring them on four legs.
The walks above, are my normal day to day walks, and I do appreciate how lucky I am to have such fabulous walks right on the doorstep.
At the weekend, we often walk down in to the Pentewan Village down the trail, and to the Pentewan Sands beach. Pentewan is a very pretty village, and the walks out of the village on to the coastal path make great walks though be prepared for some ups and downs, as of course you are in Cornwall. Indeed without the climbs, you would not have the fabulous views.
I hope the above has made you want to call up my owners and book a stay this season at The Meadows Touring small and dog friendly park, and you can try these walks for yourselves. You can also be “green” by leaving the car on the park, and also your owners will not have to worry about getting a parking space!!!! You can enquire here, or telephone my owners Lynn & John 01726 844383/07712599745. We all look forward to seeing you this season so you can explore this part of Cornwall in the UK, and you can may be find some doorstep walks that you can share with me, and that I have not yet discovered.