The North Cliffs Tehidy Country Park
These two walks are almost next to each other geographically, but totally different in terms of experience. It was a cloudy start to today, which was disappointing because we've had such fabulous weather. I set off to find bluebells in the woods. The North Cliffs walk at Tehidy were enchanting. True the Bluebells were past their prime. I shall remember to visit earlier next time. However the Ferns, Foxgloves, Campions and all the other wild flowers were in full flow. The tress are knarled and twisted due to the wind coming off the sea, but it reminded me of 'Where The Wild Things Are '. It was just a very peaceful place, and perfect for a nature loving twitcher nerd like myself.
Hells Mouth is a part of the South West Coast Path. I walked from here to Godrevy and back. The views were spectacular. The sun had come out. The hedgerows were simply jaw dropping in their variety of flora and flora. The pollinators were gorging themselves. I saw Kestrels, Buzzards and some beautiful butterflies.
I have always loved walking. But not walking with hiking boots, those walking pole things and a map and compass. Each to their own and all that, but I often encounter walkers/ramblers and they seem intent on getting from A to B, head down, one muscly leg striding in front of the other. Yes I know that's a massive generalisation, but as I pass them I wonder if they see the small stuff as well as the big. The tiny little orange butterfly, the woolly mammoth caterpillar, the golden beetle.
Mind you, walking with flip flops isn't so sensible. I lost count of the times I did that 'side of the foot over the shoe' ankle crunch.....