Cornwall Illogan Valley Walk
While the parentals are travelling back to London with the hire van and staying overnight to empty the old house,
GD and I decide to go with Willow their mischievous beagle and our two grandsons to explore the valley in Illogan that passes under the A30.
The entrance to the valley walk lies just by the Tehidy campsite in Bassett Road, the path looks like it is the driveway to the house that stands by the entrance to the walk.
To get there we first need to take a footpath near our house as part of a shortcut.
Our first footpath takes us north of clifton road.
On walking through the gate a green arch of foliage invites and welcomes you.
The boys find a spider in its web, quite large for the uk. lots of horses are kept in the fields bordering the walk
On arriving at the valley walk we find ducks and geesebeehives
little smallholdings tucked away behind overgrown hedgeslovely detail dragonfly on the iron gatea babbling brook runs central at the bottom of the valley slopesboys and willow by the brookIt can get really boggy in the valley, the boys trainers were totally in adequate but they didn’t have their walking boots down yet.
It can get quiet steep tooStyles and steps can be challenging in CornwallGD has a dodgy knee from when he fell out the back door and my foot has osteoarthritis, but we made it! Willow at a wooden styleon the way back nowthe skies openUp the stepshere comes GD and Willowtowards the ruined chimneys our marker for the end of the route for us. But the walk does go on further and promises another day of exploration.The A30 to the right now almost overheadLooking back to the way we have comeBoat outside a house, this is such a common sight here and we take it for granted. It dawned on me as I snapped the photo that we didn’t see boats that often in our London suburb.
It may be raining and we are all pretty weary at this point but there is always time to look at the splendour of natures creatures.Back home now and the rain is coming down in sheets.
time for a cuppa and lunch!.