Hiking in Cornwall, UK—Day 2

Posted By on May 17, 2019

Hiking in Cornwall, UK—Day 2

2.3 miles; Cornwall, UK

Well, as could probably have been predicted, I was a physical wreck by the 2nd morning. We had a planned 7-mile hike, but I was only capable of doing a bit over 2 1/4 miles of it. Like I said, just not used to this kind of hiking. Thankfully at one point the hike route veered close to the road and a parking spot, so we were able to call a taxi for an overtaxed auntie…

Crackington Haven, again!

That morning, due to the previously-mentioned accommodation issues, we again were transported by taxi to Crackington Haven, this time to hike south instead of north.


And, yeah, the hike was pretty much the same as the day before. Steep climbs and descents. Of course, the steepness of the terrain didn’t bother these goats.

Lonely cow

For a long time we could hear the bellowing of one lone cow (bull?). She or he was finally visible far off on the horizon, lowing and mooing very loudly. No idea what his/her issue was, although if I could have made similarly miserable-sounding noises, I would have at that point. In fact, if you ask my niece…

Pub in Boscastle

As luck would have it, today’s weather was the worst of the three days with a steady drizzle and colder temperatures. So when our taxi delivered us to that night’s hotel, we were only too happy to tour the tiny town of Boscastle, one of the major draws of which is  Witchcraft and Magic Museum. We finished our afternoon in the pub.

For more information about the Southwest Coast path, visit here. As always, click the image above for details about this hike and to download the gps track.


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