Gorran Haven to Mevagissey

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GORRAN HAVEN to MEVAGISSEY Stage 46 (10th May 2010)

We reached at 15.30 from by the #526 bus. The tide was high with no beach visible. Walking up the road out of the village we avoided the first path on the right but continued on the road, bearing right. Just when the road ends at a house gate there is a stile into a field. Follow the mown path across more fields then a grassy path leads you close to the cliff edge around then Chapel Point with its 3 prominent houses. A single crow was mobbing a buzzard so effectively that the raptor was forced to squat ignominiously on a fence post. There were buttercups, purple vetch and thrift as well as all the flowers we saw three weeks ago, and swallows were now to be seen. appeared and although the east wind was not strong the waves at high tide were sending spray high into the air across the road in the village centre. The road walk out of the village soon climbs over the next headland to enter via a small park above the double harbour.

Total time 2 hours, distance 3.5 miles. Ascent ??

The South West Coast Path is the longest of the official UK National Trails, running from Minehead in Somerset round the English south west peninsula coast to Poole in Dorset. The total length is just over 1000 kilometres or, more precisely, 630 miles. Only very dedicated walkers could contemplate completing the whole walk in one go, although plenty of people have done just this. Received opinion is that it would take around 6 weeks, even for the most dedicated.

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Beach at Gorran Haven

Houses at Chapel Point

Mevagissey Harbour