I believe this is my most favourite part of the Cornish Coast, well for walking that is especially with a darling dog in tow or in the lead as the case is often to be. Which ever way you access it you cannot go wrong along the Prussia to Marazion strip. We took the loop from Prussia this time and headed across open farmland without any presence of cows thank fully to Perranuthnoe where there was a welcome pub and good conversation awaiting. The return journey back to my jeep parked in Prussia Cove was along the spectacular Tamarisk tree lined coast. The hike was about 5 miles in all. A stunning walk on an early autumn weekday – cannot get much better…
The walk begins skirting the most amazing Cornish cabbage fields all neatly fenced in with chicken wire to prevent rabbits and dogs running amock!
really HUGE cabbages not destined for Tescos me thinks?
ancient 17c walls from the days of Poldark
there were a few stiles all neatly provided by the farmers
after only an hour of leaving Prussia we had Perranuthnoe in our sights
passing by the local exotica gardens of the lucky folks who reside here
The south African plant Hottentot Fig is ever present here and also at Loe Bar, the pink flowers now sadly all gone summer is a gone O
after a refreshing ale in The Victoria In head to the coast and take the path to this secluded beach adjacent to Perran Sands great space for picnic and dog digging
the Tamarisk trees are stunning along this stretch and have been here for centuries
Blackberries are in their prime now looking back towards St Michaels Mount
Next stop Acton Castle
Acton Castle is a small castellated mansion built about the year 1775 by John Stackhouse of Pendarves, who was a distinguished botanist with an interest in marine algae., no wonder he build his pile here. Now it has become holiday apartments!
Tamarisk flowering so delicate
watch out Louie
finally Cudden Point located between Perranuthnoe and Prussia Cove it can clearly be seen from Penzance and is often a lot less placid looking than this
leaving Cudden Point you enter into the sheltered cove of Prussia a most atmospheric and historical place where our walk came to an end.