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PLEASE START IF CHARLIE HASNT ARRIVED TO LEAD WALK. SHE ISNT HERE EVERY WEEK. Come and join in, it's an opportunity to keep fit, chat, make friends, and stretch the legs. And of course explore some of this beautiful county! There are some wonderful nooks and crannies in Cornwall so if you are curious like me you will certainly enjoy, and most walks involve a cup of tea in a nice cafe. Please bring thermos if you want to have a cuppa on route, and a snack. There will also be a chance of a cuppa at the end. Meeting Place: Outside Trelissick Toilets! Parking: Trelissick Gardens (there is a parking fee, but if you are looking for free parking there is a lay-by just on the left before Trelissick entrance, and its a 10 min walk along the road to Trelissick from there) Timings: The full walk will be approx 1.5 hours and then tea after The Route: 'The Woodland Loop' with views of the estuary for those who want to stretch legs and take dog/or no dog for a walk. Followed by a quick cuppa before the cafe closes. The daffodils should be appearing so a feel of Spring in the air. See you there! Below is some of the boring but important info! Weather In the event of heavy rain its unlikely walks will happen so please see the website a few hours before the walk for an update in comments section, if it is cancelled. If there is drizzle, it's likely walks will take place. Just dress wisely with woolies/waterproof walking boots and a raincoat! £1 meetup: To ensure we can continue the walks we appreciate £1 contribution per person per walk for meetup costs x
Watch FA Cup fourth round, Arsenal Vs Manchester Utd, live on BBC1 on Laurence's big TV on Friday night. I am going to watch it anyway, but it will be much nicer watching it with company. I have plenty of free wine and a few small bottles of lager. Bring your own snacks. There are a few house rules; no drunks, no damage, no smoking, no talking over the telly when the match is on. (At least, no talking louder than me.) If you are coming, I will message you with my address in Redruth.
This will be a linear walk (travelling back by train), starting in Lelant and walking along the Porthkidney beach (as it will be low tide and dogs etc are allowed) rejoining the coastal path over Carbis Bay beach, along the woodland path to Porthminster Point, then over Porthminster Beach into the St Ives and the harbour. We will amble over to the Island and St Nicholas Chapel, then follow the SW Coastal Path around to Porthmeor Beach and the Tate. For those wishing a bit of cultural indulgence(?), the Tate is open until 4:20. If you haven't signed up for your Cornwall Residents Annual Locals Pass, this may be the time to do so. It costs £5, you'll need proof of address to purchase it. This entitles you to free entry to the Tate St Ives for a year.... otherwise, cake and drinks at the Cafe overlooking Porthmeor Beach. The walking distance is just under 5 miles and we will be out for about 4 hours. Parking and meeting at St Uny Church, Lelant (there is no charge to park here) and to round off the day, returning by train to Lelant Station on one of the most beautiful train journeys in the UK. It will cost £3, take about 10 mins and Lelant Saltings Station is a short walk (1 mile) from the Church car park. The post code is TR26 3DY, any probs with your Sat Nav, search for St Uny Church, Lelant. There is also additional parking beside the road for several cars and we will meet at the entrance to the Church, at the top of the small car park. If you are coming by car and don't mind offering a lift share, please message on here. This is mostly easy walking but with occasional shortish steep bits. Please bring appropriate footware and clothing. Thanks.