Maenporth to the Ferryboat Inn

The weather in Cornwall can be changeable at the best of times but today was no exception. It’s after Christmas and before the start of a new term at university so me and two friends borrowed a dog and went for a walk.

This was the first time I’d visited Maenporth since a family holiday when I was about 12 so it was quite strange to recognise the beach and the accommodation after so many years. It’s one of the reasons I wanted to come back to Cornwall in adulthood; I have so many snapshot memories of so many places I wanted to go back and find them all again.

The beach didn’t look particularly beautiful today, just very January-like.

maenporth beach

The walk to the Ferryboat Inn follows the South West Coastal Path south towards the Helford River, and the journey involves beautiful views out to sea, hidden beaches and pretty woodlands like this one.

woodlands
Hogan, our borrowed dog for the day

There was also an exposed headland, and when we reached the top of the hill, out of the blue came a ferocious storm that tried to blow us back down the other side. Moments later, all was calm and sunny again.

helford

The Ferryboat Inn is a lovely pub just past Glendurgan Garden on the Helford. I had a classic fish and chips as Hogan (the dog) went splashing about in the river. I’ve walked a good amount of the South West Coastal path since September, but since it’s actually 630 miles long I doubt I’ll even scratch the surface!

 

 

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