It seems par for the course that as soon as the schools break up for the six week holiday the
weather turns turtle. The days leading up to our walk varied greatly; rain, wind, drizzle,
mist and sun. The day before the walk was utterly glorious but then it all changed.
With cars packed with clothes for every eventuality, eleven of us battled against the drizzle
and mist and assembled at Durgan. The forecast was for an improvement, even threatening
sunny spells later - that remained to be seen.
What followed was one of Simon and Steve's favourite walks. We began by going through
Glendurgan Gardens and that lead us to the coastal path alongside the Helford River. We
stopped for a packed lunch on a rocky beach before setting off again; this time beside
Falmouth Bay, through Maen Porth and eventually to The Red Lion at Mawnan Smith - a
most welcome sight! It was easy to see why this was such an enjoyable walk with a variety
of terrains - field, beach, woodland and lanes, traipsing up steep slopes then abrupt
descents ... and the weather? It did improve: we arrived back dry but we are still searching
for glimpses of the sun.
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