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  • The finish line is in sight for Mark! more
  • The South West Coast Path shared Mark's CALM 630 mile SWCP Challenge's photo. Fantastic progress by Mark on his challenge! more
  • Porth Nanven, Cot Valley, looking back at the cliff from the beach. Sometimes referred to as 'The Dinosaur Egg Beach' due to the large number of rounded boulders both on the cliff and on the beach. The boulders have nothing to do with dinosaurs or eggs however, they are the remains of an ancient raised beach formed when the sea level was much higher than it is today. The beach and valley lie within the St Just area of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site and the South West Coast Path from Lands End to Cape Cornwall crosses the valley at the top of the beach. It is currently under the stewardship of the National Trust. Please feel free to share/comment/tag or like, this photo and any other photos from my facebook page. All I ask is that you credit www.facebook.com/KernowPhotos and, if you feel inclined, like my page in return. more
  • Looking for something to do this #MayHalfTerm? There are tours of the Start Point Lighthouse all this week - this is a must for fans of the stunning #StartBay coastline. Why not enjoy a walk along the The South West Coast Path whilst you are there? welcomesouthdevon.co.uk more
  • Have you signed up to our challenge event yet? Let us know if you're coming and register to take part at www.southwestcoastpath.com/swcp-challenge South West Coast Path Challenge - every mile counts! more
  • Porth Nanven, Cot Valley, St Just, Cornwall. Porth Nanven lies on the South West Coast Path west of St Just where the picturesque Cot Valley meets the sea. The cot valley may look very rural and unspoilt today, but if you look carefully you can make out the remains of numerous buildings, remnants of tin mining in the valley, which have now almost been totally reclaimed by nature. Porth Nanven is sometimes referred to as 'The Dinosaur Egg Beach' due to the large number of rounded boulders both on the cliff and on the beach. The boulders have nothing to do with dinosaurs or eggs however, they are the remains of an ancient raised beach formed when the sea level was much higher than it is today. Porth Nanven is now under the protection of the National Trust. It can be incorporated into a short walk from St Just to the Cot Valley and back via Carn Gloose. Please feel free to share/comment/tag or like, this photo and any other photos from my facebook page. All I ask is that you credit www.facebook.com/KernowPhotos and, if you feel inclined, like my page in return. more
  • Talland Church, Talland Bay, Cornwall. Long before St Augustine is said to have brought Christianity to England when he established what was to become Canterbury Cathedral in 597AD, Christianity had been practiced in Cornwall for many years. Trading cloth for Cornish Tin, merchants from the Lebanon and the holy Land brought faith in Jesus Christ to Cornwall centuries before the Holy Roman Empire. The Celtic Church became firmly established with roots not in Canterbury or Rome, but in the Middle East Itself. The Church at Talland is built in the site of a Celtic Chapel, Some say the name 'Talland' derives from the fact the church is dedicated to St. Tallanus, a hermit who made his home here, Others say name 'Talland' derived from the Cornish "Tal Lan" which means the Holy Place (lan) on the brow of the hill (tal). As the Church is on the side rather than the brow of the hill, this may be just coincidence. Perched on the cliff overlooking Talland Bay and on the South West Coast Path between Looe and Polperro. The oldest parts of Talland Church dates from the 13th Century though much of it is considerably later. The church is unusual as the bell tower is actually separate from the main body of the church. The area and church itself have a long association with smuggling. Inside the church is the headstone of Robert Mark, shot and killed in 1802, though there is some confusion as to if he was a smuggler or a revenue man. It is also said that Reverend Richard Dodge. vicar of Talland from 1713-47 was involved in smuggling and invented many tales of ghosts and other frightful stories to provide much needed secrecy from the spying eyes of the revenue men. Please feel free to share/comment/tag or like, this photo and any other photos from my facebook page. All I ask is that you credit www.facebook.com/KernowPhotos and, if you feel inclined, like my page in return. more
  • I've noticed that there are quite a few official alternative routes whilst walking and wondered which to follow to make sure that I do the full 630 miles? Also, if I was to take the Instow to Appledore ferry, how does that affect my total mileage?
  • So what have ypu for planned for this half-term? Have you planned a tranquil wild camp? Are you thinking of wandering through some local Forestry Commission woodland? Shredding trails up at Cardinham Woods with Trailmunki.com? Or are you making the most of the stunning scenery on The South West Coast Path? What ever you have planned enjoy it! Remember we are open 7 days a week including today, we open at 09:00 today so hopefully we'll see you instore. #cornwall #cotswoldoutdoor #halfterm more
  • The latest from trail runner Mark who 's looking to set a new record - keep up the good work! more

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