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I've published my pictures on facebook and my friends cannot believe that Cornwall is so amazingly beautiful. One of my friends is thinking of taking her mum on your walking holiday:-) I've recommended Walkitcornwall to her, as being based in Falmouth is definitely a better option and from personal experience, she will have a great and fun time with you.

- Kasia, Poland


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Walking blog: The philosophy of walking

Walking holiday in Cornwall A week in June 2011

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A multicultural meeting of minds (and legs). And one hen pecked guide (yeah right).

The week promised and delivered good weather which lifted spirits, enhanced colours and brought the best out of people. The drab moods of Monday gave way to enthusiasm and joy at the aquamarines and mauves of the Camel estuary. I’ve never seen such blues, greens and colours which I have no names for but they assaulted my retinas with such severity. Blessed, we were.

We were all togged up for the rain which came and went and came and went again but the visibility was fine. We needed the rain anyway especially at Halvasso homestead where the late winter trees planted required proper water from the heavens over a day rather than a hosing over a few minutes.

This week care of Adventureline we had seven ladies hailing from Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Canada, New Zealand and Holland. A dreary start with heavy rain so we opted for the more protected riverfront and woodlands around the southern banks of the Helford River.

Wednesday we went to the Minack first as there were schools putting on afternoon performances. Usually we start at Nanjizal bay and head east. When one traverses familiar landscape from a different angle of approach it can be almost like a new walk with new markers along the route. It reinforces my ideal of walking again in familiar landscape with a mind set to “tabula rasa”, uninformed, clean and ready to make an original impression on ones senses. Walk each walk like it is the first time.

Thursday we watched the clouds circle the Roseland peninsula. Crossing the Carrick Roads from Falmouth the rain curtain threatened to envelop us but wisely kept its distance. Even nature knew that seven lady walkers were formidable opposition. “Don’t rain on my parade” was the vibe. Veryan maintains its solitude with dignity despite its busy-ness. The school, the church, the galleries, pub and shop are always populated with people going about their daily business regardless of the many travellers passing through to the beaches, hotels and B&B’s in the Roseland hinterland or back to Truro. With so few main roads on the peninsula, traffic approaches seemingly from all angles, in bursts giving the Roseland a constant vibrancy and a feeling of activity. Yet one can easily walk the tight roads without fear of being caught in any sense of a rush.

Friday was a Lizard peninsula day and the sun was kind again though the wind has been a constant companion all week taking the edge of the temperatures, cooling and cajoling. Friends this week were made for life it seems.

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