Shirley’s last walk of 2015 was a nice easy and short one. The weather very mild but there was a blustery breeze.
The ladies’ route took them from Halsetown to Knill’s Monument from where they enjoyed spectacular panoramic views of St Ives, Carbis Bay, Godrevy Light House and Hayle, with Mount’s Bay in the distance.
Surprisingly enough although this spot is right on our doorstep, most of the walkers had never visited before!
If you’d like to start walking in January, please see Shirley at our next meeting and see what she has in store for 2016!
Despite a poor weather forcast, Shirley B’s walking group got lucky and had a dry and mist-free day for last week’s walk.
The ladies all enjoyed some fantastic coastal views from Zennor to Gurnards Head.
Although there were very few other walkers along the way, the pubs were busy and full, but the group was able to refuel back in Zennor.
Thanks to Shirle Battle for organising the walk and to Shirley Jones for the photos – you can see more of them here.
With Shirley off on holiday, Mary V took the reins this month and led our walking group.
According to reports, it was a fantastic day! Mary gave information from a guide book and also from her extensive local knowledge. The group then enjoyed lunch in Penlee Gardens.
Thanks for filling in, Mary!
This month’s walk started from Mylor Bridge – a very pretty village on Mylor Creek. We set off from Mill Quay admiring the lovely gardens and properties along the way.
The woods were looking their best – full of various wild flowers and even a small patch of wild orchids. The path followed the river with lovely views across to Restronguet Point and we eventually arrived at the historic Pandora Inn where we enjoyed a coffee break.
We returned on the same route to Mill Quay where we ate our picnic and were entertained by a family of swans – two adults and seven cygnets.
Two dogs and 11 ladies were tired but happy. In the car park, a local man asked us if we had enjoyed our walk and told us he had never seen such a fit looking group of ladies! What flattery!
(Thanks for the report, Shirley, and for the photo, Mary! If any of you would like to join Shirley’s group on their June walk, make sure you have a word with her at our next meeting!)
This month’s walk took us to Trelowarren Estate on the Lizard Peninsula. The weather, though breezy, was sunny and warm.
We walked through beautiful woodlands with a variety of wild flowers in bloom for us all to enjoy. Part of the walk on National Trust land led us to Tremayne Quay on the Helford River where we we nearly blown away! However a short distance away there was a very pretty warm grassy area with rough seats and a swing where we enjoyed a rest and our picnic.
We returned through Tremayne Woods to the Yard Restaurant on the Trelowarren Estate looking forward to tea and cake. Sadly it was closed!
Thanks to Joy for the photos, which you can see more of by clicking here.
Shirley reports that the March walk was a great success! The group had wonderful weather for their fabulous walk frrom St Loy woods. The walk led them down through the woods, beautifully bright with lots of daffodils at this time of the year.
At the bottom, they joined the coastal foot path in the cove. It was hard walking over the boulders on the beach but the two dogs had no difficulty. The walk was stenuous with lots of climbs up and down hills but the stunning views and diverse flora kept them going.
Just before Lamorna they headed inland and of course ended up in the local pub in Lamorna. This helped them to tackle the last long hill up to the Merry Maidens and along to St Loy, a bit weary but happy.
Thank you to Mary for her wonderful photos of the walk, more of which you can see by clicking here.
The weather though cloudy was surprisingly mild for our walk from Lelant to St Ives. Our route took us along the coastal path with all the wonderful views of St Ives Bay up to Godrevy.
We had two pitstops – sitting outside for coffee with our doggy friends Ruby and Norman at Carbis Bay Hotel, and then lunch in St Ives. After a hearty bowl of soup we walked back to Lelant for a second helping of the views.
Julie, Mary, Jane, Shirley, Val, Pat, Liz and Hazel,
along with doggie guests Ruby and Norman
Thanks to Pat Gloyn for the photo!
(submitted by Shirley)
Despite the rain, six members completed the five-mile circular walk from Falmouth on Wednesday. The first half took us through quiet streets and lanes to Swanpool. Shortly before Swanpool the rain stopped and we were able to enjoy the wonderful views of the beaches, Pendennis Castle and St Mawes.
Our reward was a big bowl of soup in the cafe at Gyllyngvase Beach! Highly recommended. The rest of the walk followed the coastal path back to our cars.
Our next walk is from St Ives and is on 11th February. If you’d like to join the group, send us an email on email@example.com.
Nine hardy souls from Crowlas & Ludgvan WI along with four dogs set off from Ludgvan last Wednesday for this month’s circular walk.
They arrived at the Godolphin Arms in Marazion rather wet and windswept.
A rather wet group arrived at the Godolphin Arms (left to right, Jane Twose, Hazel Brown, Val Puddiphatt, Liz Hosking, Shirley Battle, Sue Knights and Pat Gloyn)
Coffee and hot chocolate brings a smile to the faces of Shirley Battle and Sue Knights.
After some reviving coffee and hot chocolate, they set off for Long Rock along the coast road.
Fortunately the rain cleared and the ladies enjoyed warm sunshine for the rest of the walk. This was just as well, as one of the little streams was too deep to cross resulting in a lengthy detour up towards Castle Gate. However, the views of Mount’s Bay were well worth it.
In case you were undecided about joining Shirley on her November walk, you might like to know that there’s been a change of plans and the walk will now be conveniently close to home!
This will be a circular walk starting from Ludgvan Community Centre through the Marazion Marshes to Marazion and Long Rock, returning inland to Ludgvan Church and village. The date hasn’t changed and is still Wednesday 19 November.
If you’d like to give it a go, get in touch with Shirley for more details. She can be reached on (01736) 741324 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org