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  "People are more violently opposed to fur than leather because it's safer to harass rich women than motorcycle gangs." — Unknown

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Of course Paul’s deep knowledge of the region, its flora and its beauties – and not to forget his patience and his humor – have made me feel like it all was too short.  As a result, my eyes and my brain are full of new images and new knowledge.

– Jean-Claude B, Switzerland.


church cove
church cove
dinas cove
dinas cove
Roseland best of
Roseland best of
Roseland best of
Roseland best of
church cove landewednack
church cove landewednack
Roseland best of
Roseland best of
Roseland best of
Roseland best of
soapy cove
soapy cove
kynance cove
kynance cove
Roseland best of
Roseland best of
Lizard walking week July 2012
Lizard walking week July 2012
pentreath beach 1
pentreath beach 1
godrevy cove near rosenithon 1
godrevy cove near rosenithon 1
Lizard walking week July 2012
Lizard walking week July 2012
Roseland best of
Roseland best of
Lizard walking week July 2012
Lizard walking week July 2012
Lizard walking week July 2012
Lizard walking week July 2012
Roseland best of
Roseland best of
Roseland best of
Roseland best of
looking back to porthleven and gunwalloe
looking back to porthleven and gunwalloe
lloyds building southernmost point
lloyds building southernmost point
helford village
helford village
Roseland best of
Roseland best of
Roseland best of
Roseland best of

falmouth from pow pier
falmouth from pow pier
walking capital sg holiday
walking capital sg holiday
walking capital sgw
walking capital sgw
walking capital sgw
walking capital sgw
approaching rosemulion head and falmouth
approaching rosemulion head and falmouth
place house
place house
Dartmoor june 2012
Dartmoor june 2012
st anthonys to falmouth 2
st anthonys to falmouth 2
walking capital sgw
walking capital sgw
door of st anthonys church
door of st anthonys church
helford passage over to helford
helford passage over to helford
Dartmoor photos
Dartmoor photos
great molunan 2
great molunan 2
great molunan
great molunan
portbeor beach from zone point
portbeor beach from zone point
trewardreva house
trewardreva house
walking capital sgw
walking capital sgw
walking capital sgw
walking capital sgw
Dartmoor photos
Dartmoor photos
walking capital sgw
walking capital sgw
st anthonys head to great molunan
st anthonys head to great molunan
sett bridge ruan lanihorne
sett bridge ruan lanihorne
walking capital sgw
walking capital sgw
mevagissey
mevagissey

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Paul Simmons lives around Penryn in Cornwall. Home (with a small "h") is just a place to sleep whereas the paths and landscape of Cornwall are really Home (with the big "H").

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Hi, I'm Paul. I have an office at the Tremough Innovation Centre at the University of Exeter Tremough Campus at Penryn. I also have the South West Mountain and Moorland Camping Leader award recognised by the British Mountain Council and MLTE (Mountain Leaders Training England) and I'm qualified to go "wild camping” on the Moors. I am fully insured to take walks on the Moors and all paths in the South West. I was a committee member of the South West Coast Path Association representing the Lizard from Porthleven to Falmouth and over to the Roseland peninsula and up to Mevagissey. 80 miles (128 km) of fabulous coast path. I've been a qualified Green Guide since 2001 and presently I am an ambassador for CoaST (Sustainable Tourism network), for Cornwall 365 and for the World Heritage Network.

In 2008 I completed an MA in Cornish Studies at the Institute of Cornish Studies which involves cultural, historic, social, political and economic studies. My dissertation is about the public and professional attitudes to the conservation of the biodiversity on the Lizard. I also have a National Certificate in Practical Habitat Management from Merrist Wood College Surrey.

I take tours twice a week when not walking around the Lizard peninsula and all places far west for the Clowance Estate guests all year round in his trusty VW 9 seater named Ellie by the children. 6 hours of not having to drive for everybody else and we get to the backwaters and under the skin of the places we explore.

paul s by sue l 150 x 200I've worked for the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at the Wetland Centre, Barnes London on their 105 acre as an explainer in the education department setting up and co ordinating various educational programmes. Pond dipping and inaugurating an Earth time line are favourites. I am absilutely passionate about Environmental Education because for the next generations if they don't know what is out there they will not care about it and it will be lost. So I'm looking to get funding to roll out programmes to be shown/ shared and taught in schools.

I'm also a singer songwriter and have a new album out February 2017. I have been a professional piano entertainer and session player for 32 years. "From Cole Porter to Coldplay, Gershwin to Green Day". I still play and sing in Cornwall providing the entertainment at many venues in the evening.

Paul (Jan 2017).