Exploring

Exploring West Cornwall from Ednovean Farm

Ednovean Farm is a great base to explore West Cornwall and the Lizard peninsular from and an even better spot to leave the car and walk across our fields to Perranuthnoe and join the coastal footpath.

explore west penwith idyllic sandy beaches set under granite cliffs

The Penwith Tour – a car tour to explore West Cornwall

Explore West Cornwall by car following the “Penwith Tour” following the road that hugs the coast through old mining towns and fishing villages to Land’s End and then on the St Ives through atmospheric unspoilt countryside with field boundaries unchanged since the Bronze age. You will discover fabulous sandy beaches and world famous theatres along the way and may even have time for that Cornish “must do” a Cream Tea. I’ve broken down this tour into four parts starting with Marazion and the iconic Michael’s mount – the jewel in Mounts bays crown

 

Explore West Cornwall - Bicycles by St Michael's Mount causeway

 

For our personal recommendations, photos, background information, history and directions follow the link bellow to explore this fascinating part of Cornwall away from the beaten track of the tourist guides.

 

The Penwith Tour links to each section

 

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The Christmas lights of St Ives

Christmas lights in a shopping street St IvesI spent a happy hour or so walking under the ribbon of lights that canopied Fore Street in St Ives and made a lasting memory of Christmas magic on an evening spent with friends!

We parked above the town and took one of those mammoth runs of granite steps that snake down to the sea guided by and ex-st-ives-ite who knew the footpaths well and we emerged seamlessly quite near to the town centre to follow a single line of lights as it lead towards the harbour, just as the lightest of drizzles started to fall.

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Walking

There two super walks from Ednovean Farm starting across our fields to Perranuthnoe and they are such a wonderful way to absorb the cornish coastline and take the day at a slower pace.

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  • Westwards to Marazion and St Michael’s Mount or on to Penzance, Newlyn and Mousehole further around Mounts Bay, if you are feeling really energetic. There is a bus route home again!
  • Eastwards passed secret coves to Cudden point to the magical 17c smugglers haunt of Prussia Cove for a morning walk or on passed Praa sands the iconic engine houses of Rinsey to Porthleven again this is a day walk. Don’t worry the main Helston to Penzance bus route runs parallel to the coast for both of these walks  along the A394 will drop you home to us again just ask for “Perran cross roads”

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Three Beach walks to blow the cobwebs away

winter walks with light reflected on the sandsAs shortest day approaches inevitably there are days when it really doesn’t seem to get truly light at all. Winter can bring us gloomy numpty days of dull half light and moody shadows but Cornwall has the perfect antidote to these days – an escape to the sea. Walk along the sea shore as white rimmed waves dissolve at your feet amongst fleeting scats of foam and you will feel invigorated and renewed. On the beach the light is magnified as it bounces off of the water, the gulls’ wheal overhead in their eternal dance with the breeze shrieking their defiance to the waves and more importantly for us the gift of negative ions to lift the mood and soothe the soul.

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Eating

Perranuthnoe is a peaceful village and the road stops when it reaches the sea. We are so lucky to have two great cafes, one on the beach and one beside the shops and galleries and a famous gastro pub for you to walk to when staying with us

Our latest review from a visit to the Victoria Inn for more restaurant recommendations around West cornwall why not try my “Little black book” 

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Two harbours – two great seafood suppers

view across Mousehole harbour

The end of the day at Mousehole harbour

There is certain mellowness about those dusky evenings, when the winter storms are spent and the summer sea laps languidly against ancient harbour walls. Here in west Cornwall we are spoilt with so many lovely sheltered harbours to visit for a seafood supper and we recently made our way around Mounts Bay to renew our acquaintance with Mousehole and Newlyn.

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Arts & Museums

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Ages of Art – Ancient Frescos of Breage and Newlyn School Paintings of St Hilary

Detail St Christopher - Breage church frescoWe took a look at some of the ages of art yesterday in our local churches, visiting the 15th century Frescoes in Breage church and the Penzance and Newlyn school paintings in St Hilary – well worth a detour if you are looking for a different interest on you holiday in Cornwall.

We’ve been meaning to visit the frescos in Breage Church  and a recent visit to Godolphin House to see the Bluebells proved the perfect catalyst as we “passed” Breage on the way home.

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Useful links for more information about galleries Museums  and theatres in West Cornwall

 

Find the film locations used for the popular Poldark series