I spent 12 days in Cornwall in December. I walked and drove around quite a bit and here are some of the things and views that caught my eye.
Featuring abandoned boats and random items at the harbour, the Prayer Book Rebellion memorial stone, a walking path and the viaduct.
Portreath Beach & Hells Mouth
We were promised some of the world’s largest waves, but apparently we missed them. The dog had fun though and after the beach we went to the Hells Mouth cliffs which had a spectacular view.
Old Penryn Cemetery
The old cemetery was one of the most magical places I have ever seen. The oldest graves that I saw were from the 1700’s. It was hauntingly gorgeous, incredibly green and vivid and the stonework is just amazing. It is sad that it’s not taken care of and it’s so overgrown but to my eyes it made the cemetery even more beautiful and special. I spent two hours here and it wasn’t enough.
Click here for a newsarticle on the state of the cemetery from 2012 (opens in a new window/tab).
The walk down to the beach was hard, the walk back up was murder. But it was absolutely worth it. The beach is gorgeous with the rocks that are all varying hues of dark red and black. We got to the cliffs just before sunset and it was beautiful.
Kennall Vale Nature Reserve
This was the last place I visited and it was like stepping into a different world. Kennall Vale is a valley with a fascinating history, including gunpowder manufacturing. More about Kennall Vale can be read here (opens in a new window/tab).
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