The one thing about these lockdowns imposed upon us is that they can damage and hurt people. Simple things such as staying overnight with your children is one of life’s simple things. I’ve not done that since September (two camping trips) with these two rascals. A combination of not having enough rooms for them to sleep in in my house, plus the fact that they could no longer stay at their grandparents meant I’d missed out on that simple pleasure. The fact that hotels refused to anyone that wasn’t a business person until this last week, added to my anger. As I said very damaging. Then the weather was doing its best to still stop me, week after week of very cold weather in April turned into heavy rain and strong winds in May. A planned camp this weekend with the boys was canned on Wednesday in favour of a Premier Inn (can’t beat an all you can eat breakfast). I wasn’t being stopped. With this being the first weekend after the tourniquet of restrictions were released, lots of places were fully booked and as my plan was to walk around The Lizard with the boys I figured I needed to be at least west of Bodmin. We got into the Truro one, which was good and about 45 minutes from The Lizard. The journey down was fine and we spent a good few hours watching telly and just lounging before sleeping well, my youngest not 6 inches from my side even in bed.
We woke, as the forecast said, to drying weather. With blue skies poking through as we ate as much breakfast as we could put away. To be fair we set off about an hour later than planned, but arrived at the large Kynance Cove car park to sunshine and a fair few cars. The sign saying that the gate would be closed at 6pm left me a bit concerned, as the long walk I had in mind may push us close to that. Not to worry we would see how we went and if needed could shorten the walk a bit. The walk itself was magnificent, the section from Kynance to Lizard is easy walking, rocky and perfect for what we needed. The views were great and my boys loved it. The whole weekend was perfect and these 6 miles could well be my favourite walk of the year this year. If not I’ve got one hell of a walk to look forward to, to beat this.
Start – Kynance Cove
Route – Lion Rock – Venton Hill Point – Lizard Point – The most southerly cafe – Lizard Lighthouse – Housel Bay – Wireless Station – Bass Point – Church Cove – Lizard – Kynance Cove
Distance – 6 miles Start time – 11.45am Time taken – 3hrs 30mins Highest Point – Lizard 73 metres