Walked from: Gorran Haven
Walked to: Charlestown
Walked with: Me!
Distance: 11 miles
Home for the night: T’Gallants Guesthouse
Weather: Dry, still, sunny later. Fab really.
Fabulous walking today. Beautiful scenery, perfect weather.
I started off my day with a stomach lining breakfast made by Bob (who also paints some lovely, and very colourful, pictures) from Harbours Reach B&B. I can highly recommend both his hot chocolate and his scrambled eggs: delicious. Thanks Bob – I didn’t get hungry again until nearly 2pm!
The walk to Mevagissey was pretty straightforward, and I took my time chatting to couples I met along the way and admiring the still sea and dramatic green fields. There were also quite a lot of peeing sheep, but I don’t suppose it’s polite to talk about them. Not in any great detail anyway…
Mevagissey itself seems like a nice, if touristy, place to spend some time, and it does that picturesque thing very well. The walk from there to the little village of Pentewan was a little harder than my guidebook said it would be… But the walk up to Black Head which followed was easier than the authors had suggested: I reckon they must just have been tired by that point! I recommend the stone memorial to Cornish poet & historian AL Rowse (on the approach to Black Head) as a great spot to sit back and enjoy the sun while enjoying the consumption of a huge Cornish Pasty and 7up lunch.