Tehidy Woods to Portreath Beach
Tehidy woods to Portreath beach for GD and I takes about 50 minutes to walk at a fairly slow pace, each way. Parking up at Tehidy East Lodge we immediately cross the road to pick up the miners trail
for the start of our walk
On the left runs the golf course for the resort and to the right the daffodil fields already showing little glimpses of yellow flower heads brightening up the grey sky day.
We spy the harvested cauliflower field next to this field and see lots of perfect little flower heads left in the field, some are beginning to mold, but there are many that are still perfect and we pick one up for tea.
there are bulbs we think are daffodils scattered all around the edge of the field, it looks like they have been unearthed by tractor wheels, so we pick a couple up and pot them when we get home.
Further down the lane we come out onto a small road for a short time which
takes us through the Gwel an mor resort and past the Feadon Farm wildlife center.
To pick up the path down to the beach you need to bear left at this sign post then take the right hand path as you reach the goats. (The climbing wall center at ‘Base Camp’ is located just to the right of the sign post.)
Walk down past the the beady eyed Emu’s, the turkey and chicken field and the reindeer behind them, having a well earned rest.
Just by the birds of prey you will find an info board on another member of the farm residents, the red fox.
Take the public footpath
and walk down towards the pond
Just a little way further you will spy a bridge over a flowing stream
If you decide to you can take a little detour here and go up the steep steps over the Cornish stile
and out onto the viewing area with its wooden table and benches
Perfect spot for a nice cup of tea
and a chance to sit awhile and take in the wonderful view over Portreath beach.
After a cuppa GD and I took a gentle walk down towards the end of the path by Glenfeadon castle
On the house wall opposite the castle I found a colourful free book lending library, I was so pleased and will return the book I borrowed and put another book in the cabinet which I no longer want along with it, I love this sort of thing and very much wish to encourage it.
Take a sharp left here and walk down towards the beach along by a little stream and then over the bridge.
I would group my photos into smaller grids but every time I use that program it messes my blog up!.
If you need the loos by now there is a nice little row of brightly coloured loos at the bottom of the road 🙂
Just across the road from here you will find conveniently placed tables and benches set out along the sea front and GD and I like to sit here, breathing the refreshing, if a bit chilly sea air and watching the antics of the birds on the cliff face and the waves on the shoreline.
Then the walk back, takes us past the ‘Bassett Arms Pub’, it was so tempting to pop in but we resisted. We have eaten there once when GD’s aunt and cousin visited and it was very nice and friendly with good home cooked food.
Back home for a nice slow cooker casserole I put on earlier, nourishing and warm.
A lovely walk on a winters day or any day!
When we got back my daughter in law had messaged to invite me on a needle felting workshop, absolutely terrified, I know nothing about needle felting!, but excited too, I you tubed it and it looks fun. Two weeks time, I will post back about how I got on.