As the days dwindle and the South West Coast prepares for more moody weather, locals look forward to the more dramatic days and windy walks with a well deserved hot chocolate at the end. Some of the Whistlefish team members have shared their favourite spots they look forward to visiting on these blustery and unpredictably colder days.
St. Agnes to Perranporth Coastal Path
A winter walk from St. Agnes to Perranporth is a a favourite of mine.
Camel Estuary Padstow
The Camel Estuary is lovely this time of year for a late sunrise or early sunset walk, the frost on the long grass and mist on top of the estuary, mixed with beautiful pink skies just make you feel so fresh, crisp and wintery.
St. Agnes Headland to Porthtowan Coastal Path
This is a great section of the coastal path to walk if you've only got a couple of hours to spare. Fantastic and rugged there's a lot of steep hills, it's a quick hike but not for the faint hearted. There's a small take away in the middle of the walk at Chapel Porth, so you can stop for a coffee. Along the way you'll see the iconic and historic Wheal Coates Tin Mine. Take your camera and be prepared for some gorgeous dramatic scenery.
Little Fistral Headland, Newquay
This is my favourite place to go on a windy and wild day. The headland sticks out into the Atlantic like an island and you're exposed to the elements from all directions, if you're lucky you might get slapped by some sea foam! You can watch epic waves rolling in at the famous Cribbar and crashing on the rocks, it wakes you up on sleepy, grey days!
Rinsey to Porthleven Coastal Path
From Rinsey to Porthleven. It’s a gorgeous section of coast path, it feels wild and exposed. It’s fairly quiet and you pass by some cool engine houses and rock formations. Enjoy a cosy pint by the harbour in Porthleven at the end.
Gylly beach, Falmouth
My favourite winter walk is a Cornish Beach. Particularly Gylly beach (also known as Gyllngvase) in Falmouth. I love walking alone on the beach wrapped up warm, and then sitting at the café and ordering a hot chocolate with extra whipped cream and marshmallows. But the marshmallows must be underneath the cream and put on first so they melt and go gooey.
Thank you for sharing the lovely walks. They brought back lots of lovely memories. Fantastic pictures and I can’t wait to visit your shops again next year.