Walking on Wild Coasts – Cornwall 2017: A Holiday Review

Cornwall is a delightful region of the country. Vast sandy beaches are separated by miles of coastlines that are both wild and magnificent. Having recently spent ten days in the county, I can guarantee that you will fall in love with the largely untarnished scenery as much as I did.

We were based a few miles away from the popular seaside resort of Newquay. However, the tone was set for the holiday immediately when my breath was taken away by the view from our camping site pitch. Looking across the fields and into the sea, this felt a world away from the suburbs I am used to.

My initial thoughts were backed up upon a visit to the Bedruthan Steps, another few miles down the coast. One spot, on an extremely windy headland surrounded by sea thrift of various colours, summed up how I feel about Cornwall. The beauty of the area lies in its natural wildness. This area had probably remained the same for thousands of years previous, minus the additions of footpaths and the occasional grazing pen. On that headland, you feel removed from other people; the feeling is one of serenity. Every time I walked through the countryside or along the coast, that feeling came rushing back to me.

Other highlights on the holiday included visiting the quaint village of Port Isaac, where the popular TV series Doc Martin was filmed, and the late Victorian/early Edwardian Truro Cathedral. This is a perfect place in which to have a walking holiday or a quick break away from the hustle-bustle of city life. I will definitely be returning as soon as I can, there are plenty of spots that I have yet to explore.

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