There are a number of short circular walks from Perranuthnoe with some enchanting views down over St Michael’s Mount.
I’m afraid our ambition to walk around Mounts Bay this winter, was scuppered by lockdown but there are some perfect strolls around some of our favourite haunts closer to home.
It’s a perfect little walk to add to our small collection of West Cornwall Walks though. So join me for some winter views over Perranuthnoe this week!
A short circular walk from Perranuthnoe church
- From Perranuthnoe we walked from the church and followed the narrow lane behind the old Vicarage.
- A sturdy old mining track leads up through the last houses.
- Look for a style on the left hand side to the path down into the broccoli field.
- Follow the side of the field over the next granite style
There’s a glorious view here above Mounts Bay to neighbouring Marazion and St Michael’s Mount. Then the path dips steeply down towards a small farm
This walk can be extended to walk to Marazion from here. Just walk straight on and then circle back to Perranuthnoe via the coastal footpath.
- But we turned left here to emerge just above Trenow cove and spent an hour dallying with the seabirds.
- Beside Trenow slipway another path beckons to Marazion but
- We walked up from the cove to continue along the unmade lane.
- Before turning right (seaward) along a track to pick up the coastal footpath towards Perranuthnoe.
- The low earthy cliffs are close to the sea here and look out for Boat Cove along the way.
- Beyond a second smaller craggy cove below a granite outcrop there are two benches. One facing St Michael’s Mounts and one to Cudden Point.
- The path continues beside market garden fields
- Finally Perranuthnoe Beach will come into sight
In the Covid lockdown we’ve made small separate forays into the countryside around Perranuthnoe. There are a number of historic footpaths and miners tracks that twists and turn through the fields systems.
There are so many different routes to choose from around Perranuthnoe
These are the ancient routes the miners would have travelled between the mines. The fishermen returned to the sea, the farm workers journeyed out to the fields. They were the final passage for the population as the dead were carried between communities to the churchyards along coffin paths. There are often flatter styles to allow of the mourners burden to travel from place to place and sometimes a boulder for the pall bearers to rest their load. The postman trod his rounds between villages and hamlets and the local militia and the excise men patrolled. Now all that is left is the legacy of pathways. Some are high on the hillsides, some hug the coast – so check out an Ordinance survey map and take your pick.
Photos of Perranuthnoe winter views
These snaps were taken over three walks, all within a mile of each other between Perranuthnoe from Marazion.
The coast and countryside here is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with much of it additionally stewarded by the National Trust.
My first snaps are from a frosty morning when the sea was roaring into Perranuthnoe’s Beach.
The next mysterious ones approaching Perranuthnoe when the day didn’t quite live up to the forecast.
And finally last ones a mellow day when we walked Perran sands, to breath the salty tangy of the sea again.
Maybe you won’t be able to follow these routes for a month or two but make a note for summer time ready for a short stroll on a summers evening.
Finally last weeks blog didn’t go out for a reason best know to the gremlin in the computer. So I hope this one reaches you with a breath of Cornish air from wintertime in Cornwall. If you’d like a change of scenery to our country interiors Here’s a link to last weeks blog when I upcycled a room.
Stay safe and we will look back to welcoming you to our home again one day.