Saturday, 6 May 2017

Mousehole to Lamorna

Mousehole (pronounced Mouzel) is the quintessential Cornish fishing village, its picturesque harbour and narrow streets attracting hordes of summertime visitors. Situated on Cornwall's south coast, between Penzance and Land's End, it was sacked by the Spaniards in July 1595 when the entire village, apart from one house, was burnt to the ground.
Mousehole, Cornwall
Mousehole harbour
The short walk from the harbour, south to Lamorna Cove, is only 2.5 miles, but has a total elevation ascent of 450 ft, the first one and a half miles being very much up and down, involving a bit of scrambling up large granite boulders on a footpath which can be quite boggy due to the numerous small streams flowing down the cliff. However once through the Kemyel Crease woodland, it becomes much easier, and after two miles a climb to the Carn Du headland reveals a glorious view of Lamorna Cove.
Mousehole, Cornwall
Leaving Mousehole
The footpath to Kemyel Crease
In the Kemyel Crease woodland
Approaching Lamorna Cove
Approaching Lamorna Cove

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