Cornwall is a county on England’s rugged southwestern tip. It forms a peninsula encompassing wild moorland and hundreds of sandy beaches, culminating at the famous promontory Land’s End. The south coast, dubbed the Cornish Riviera, is home to picturesque harbor villages like Fowey and Falmouth. The north coast is lined with towering cliffs and seaside resorts like Newquay, known for surfing. Cornwall, with its quaint hamlets, hidden coves, stunning coastal scenery, and cobbled lanes wouldn’t be out of place in a fairytale. One of our favourite roadtrips in England, this drive along the Cornish coastline, has repeatedly been adjudged one of the most scenic drives in the world.
St Michael’s Mount is a small tidal island in Mount’s Bay, Cornwall. The island is a civil parish and is linked to the town of Marazion by a man-made causeway of granite setts, passable between mid-tide and low water. It is managed by the National Trust, and the castle and chapel have been the home of the St Aubyn family since approximately 1650. The earliest buildings, on the summit, date to the 12th century. Its Cornish language name – literally, “the grey rock in a wood” – may represent a folk memory of a time before Mount’s Bay was flooded, indicating a description of the mount set in woodland. Remains of trees have been seen at low tides following storms on the beach at Perranuthnoe. Radiocarbon dating established the submerging of the Hazelwood at about 1700 BC.
Note: all photos, with a few exceptions, were taken during our previous trips.
Friday: 17:45 meet near Hotel Novotel London West, 1 Shortlands, W6 8DR (a ten-minute walk from Hammersmith Station); 18:00 sharp departure; 21:30 stop for the coffee/toilet at the services; 23:00 check in at the hotel of Camborne;
Saturday:08:30-09:00 breakfast; 10:00-13:00 Porthcurno Beach & Minack Theatre; 13:30-15:00 Lands End; 16:00-20:00 St Ives Bay; 21:00 hotel in Camborne;
Sunday: 08:30-09:00 breakfast; 09:30-12:00 St Michael’s Mount (in a strong tide of £2 per boat, in a weak you can come to the island for free, the castle £9.50/with a NT card for free); 12:00 departure; 12:30-13:30 seals of Godrevy Beach; 14:30-15:30 dinner at the legendary smuggler tavern-Museum, tavern which was described by Daphne du Maurier, called “Jamaica”, where you can enjoy Cornish ale, listen to the ghost stories and visit the smuggles museum (from £2.50); 15:30 departure with a stop on services for a coffee break; 21:00 London, Hammersmith.
Travel times may vary depending on traffic & weather conditions and the fitness level of the group.
Shared: shared twin room in a hotel with breakfast included (you will share a room with somebody from our group of the same gender)
Private: a private room in a hotel with breakfast
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Accommodation: The John Francis Basset (two nights)
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