Out & About with post-Christmas walks

Whilst the rest of the UK was stuck in the snow, visitors to Cornwall were out and about enjoying some post-Christmas walks. Although it’s lovely to see a blanket of crisp snow outside, it’s also good to be able to get out and about and walk off those extra calories we acquired over Christmas and that’s just what folk did in Cornwall.

Those athletic types stretched their rusty muscles in a hike up Rough Tor in North Cornwall where they were richly rewarded with views across the moors. They took a flask of hot chocolate and a packet of doughnuts to encourage the less-enthusiastic younger walkers, which ensured energy levels and enthusiasm did not wane!

The gentle lapping of the waves into Readymoney cove on the southern side of Cornwall enticed others, who spent a glorious hour skimming stones, listening to the sea, getting up close with a greedy gull and watching the sunset out to sea. The shelter in the cove, together with the sound of the sea ensured they kept warm, away from the cool breezes.

Trelissick Gardens near Truro were muddy, yet glorious, where visitors walked through beautiful woods, across acres of hilly landscapes and down to the riverside. A welcome coffee and cake awaited the rosy cheeked crew back at the café in the shelter of the pretty courtyard. Even with muddy boots, a warm welcome was afforded in the café, shop and magical second-hand bookshop (a must!)

It was the protection from the woods at Respryn, near Lanhydrock that lured some. Ambling through ancient woodland, following a swollen stream was just the tonic for a lazy afternoon’s walk. Then over the beautiful old bridge and home to Tregolls Farm for a warm drink and a cosy up by the fire.

Now the snow has gone and bracing winds have taken over, there's still lots to see and do in the great outdoors, so wrap up warm and enjoy!

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