27 ‘PRUSSIA COVE AND MOUNT’S BAY’

Another chance this week to attempt one of the walks in my ‘AA 50 Walks in Cornwall’ book.  This time a trip to Prussia Cove and walking a circular route to Perranuthnoe.  I have visited both places before and walked the stretch of coast path before, but it’s nice to be able to do a circular walk and not go back over the same tracks.

AA 50 Walks in Cornwall book
The book to guide my travels ‘AA 50 Walks in Cornwall’

On arrival I did wonder if I had made the right decision.  The weather forecast was spot on, lots of drizzle!  It was pretty heavy when I arrived and visibility extremely poor.  However I was determined to get some fresh air and knowing that the walk at first entailed walking across countryside I knew there was a chance the weather could improve by the time I walked back across the coast.  

Route of walk 27 ‘Prussia Cove and Mount’s Bay’
My route today

Walking through the fields towards Perranuthnoe was pleasant but I can only wonder what the views were like, I could only see maybe 100 yards ahead, the cloud was low and drizzle quite heavy.  As per my last walk the instructions were pretty good with only one miss step.  One field had 2 stiles close to each other and I took the wrong one.  I soon realised but had to go back on myself and take up the correct route.  It didn’t take long to get to Perranuthnoe, probably because I couldn’t photograph much on the way!  In fact, Mr. Canon stayed in the bag today, with a few phone shots instead.

The book hinted at a final path into Perranuthnoe and views of St. Michael’s Mount, at which point I thought ‘yeah right!’  However luck was on my side, the cloud lifted some what and sure enough there was a feint Mount in the distance, I was soon into Perranuthnoe.  Once in the village I headed straight onto the beach and was presented with a wonderful low tide and some great light over Cudden Point.  There was still some drizzle in the air so I opted to take some shots with my phone and am rather impressed with how they have turned out.

On leaving the beach I had a cheeky stop at The Cabin Beach Cafe for a coffee (https://www.facebook.com/thecabinbeachcafe/).  Well worth a visit if you are passing.  My book went away at this point as I was confident with the return route along the coast path towards Cudden Point and Prussia Cove.  The cloud never really lifted enough nor did the drizzle stop enough to warrant getting the big camera out.  I explored a cove on the way, one to return to at sunset and Cudden Point with plenty of time on my side.

The last stretch covered Prussia Cove and back up to the car park.  I took the opportunity to go across the beach which I haven’t explored before.  The walk was stated as 4 miles and I covered just over 5 in total.  No surprise with the one miss step and exploring the beach and coast.  A walk to do again in better weather.

A few shots from my walk today all taken on my phone…

Perranuthnoe Beach
Sand shapes left on the beach at Perranuthnoe and a fleeting moment of light
Perranuthnoe Beach
A moody Perranuthnoe beach
Perranuthnoe Beach
Shapes leading out to sea
Perranuthnoe Beach
Ripples left in the sand at Perranuthnoe beach
Perranuthnoe Beach
Houses shrouded by the low cloud over looking Perranuthnoe beach
Perranuthnoe Beach
Left behind seaweed
Spider web
Spider and a rain covered web
Wooden fence posts
A well weathered fence on the coast path
Piskies Cove and Cudden Point
Piskies Cove and Cudden Point
Fisherman’s huts at Prussia Cove
Fisherman’s huts at Prussia Cove
Rock shapes at Prussia Cove
Rock shapes at Prussia Cove
Prussia Cove
End of the walk marked by Prussia Cove