100 Reasons to visit Cornwall: #1

This weekend, we stole some time away from the B&B and took the half hour drive to Chapel Porth along the north coast between Porthtowan and Trevaunance Cove. From there we walked along the coast path taking in the wonderful sights and enjoying the terrific weather. Our trusty OS map led us inland and up St. Agnes Beacon -an amazing vantage point – it feels like you can see the whole of Cornwall from up there! A St. Agnes man – born and bred- who happened to also be taking in the views, kindly pointed out some of the sights of interest, including Falmouth and the steeple of Truro Cathedral. It was exhilarating to be up so high and inspiring to witness the beauty of Cornwall: sea, sky, fields, woods, villages, towns all before us as far as the eye could see.

Our sojourn back to Chapel Porth took us through a wooded valley with a tumbling stream running through, the soothing sound accompanied us as we walked, as did the calls of birds from the trees around us. It was lovely.

Of course, we had to stop off for a well earned beverage on our way home! We made The Miner’s Arms at Mithian our destination and we weren’t disappointed http://www.miners-arms.co.uk
It’s an old fashioned pub with a great atmosphere. They even have a little shop tucked into a side room. That hadn’t been there the last time we’d visited! It stocked all manner of goodies, from the daily essentials to locally home-made produce. I came away with two jars of tasty chutney. Delicious!

Is this where Poldark was filmed? Hmmm, I think it may be Levant instead. But it does look very similar!

Scratch and Sniff really should be invented for the internet! The gorse was in full bloom and its sweet scent filled the air.