Trevelgue Head

This was a weekend away in Newquay for my youngest’s birthday, we didn’t really have too much planned with the exception that the birthday boy was going to eat his bodyweight in pancakes for breakfast. That feat was accomplished quickly after a late start and we had a mull over our options, having driven to a driving range (unmanned so not renting clubs), the nearby Aircraft heritage centre at RAF St Mawgan has been closed by Cornwall Council and even the footgolf thing by the beach was closed. Instead we took a wander (walk would be stretching it a bit as its barely 500metres), we headed out to Trevelgue Head just to have a think of further options. As it was he really wanted to go and bask some golf balls at a driving range, so we after this little bimble we headed home to do just that. The headland had some interest being that it was a fort in the distant past and it has given me a parking spot on a side road from where I can do the path north from here at a future date sometime. So not all was lost.

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Here’s the birthday boy tucking into pancake number 7 or something like that
Trevelgue Head on the right, Towan Head out to sea beyond
The Iron Age fort that was on this headland
Looking back to the northern part of Newquay
Trevelgue Head to Towan Head
Watergate Bay and the cliffs around that beach
Trevelgue Head
The boys heading for the final bit of the headland with Watergate Bay behind them
Off the point to Towan Head
Heading back to the car now
Rocks off Trevelgue Head
And looking back towards the head as we near the car
One last look to Watergate Beach and Bay. I was disappointed that the Aviation Centre was closed, I’d heard it had Bloodhound SSC there, which would have been brilliant to see alongside the planes. Still I’m sure Cornwall Council have made another fine decision for no reason, in closing what would have been a fun attraction, after all who needs fun in the current climate of economic crisis.

3 thoughts on “Trevelgue Head

  1. Not sure I’ve ever walked out to Trevelgue Head. One of the bits of coast path I’ve not walked, or in fact ever walked on Porth Beach either for some reason. I like headlands like that with their little nooks and crannies

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