It was such an amazing road trip to Cornwall. I head off early Thursday and had a 3 hours drive in front of me to Bristol where I was going to meet up with a mate I had been volunteering with in Thailand few years back.
It was a fun reunion and great to see him again. Friday morning we went together to Stonehenge, about an hour and a half drive from Bristol. It was impressive to see the monuments and walk around the stone circle. From the visitor centre it is a nice little walk in the fields to get to the stones that are placed in the middle of the landscape. After soaking up the spirit from the monuments we head back towards Bristol with stopping in Bath, a beautiful town in England. I enjoyed sightseeing a bit and visiting the cathedral, walking along the river and having a drink in one of the small pubs.
On the Saturday it was the big trip, another 3.5 hours drive down to Cornwall, the very southern point in England.I had a road map with me, the satnav, plenty of snacks and water in the car and borrowed a guide book from the library to prepare a bit for the trip. Also I had looked up some camping places in the area as this seemed to be the best way of freestyle accommodation on the little adventure.
We arrived Cornwall Saturday afternoon and had a perfect walk along the coast at Lizard Point. I was totally overwhelmed by the beauty of the nature. I could just sit there and listen to the waves and look over the cliffs and the sea. It was one of the most amazing places I have been in UK for sure. In the evening we camped in tent in a small place not far from Porthleven, which is a very cozy little harbour town at the coast.
We went to a pub in Porthleven in the evening and it was a great athmosphere with a mix of all the locals young as old out for a drink and the trekkers who were visiting the area. Next day we head off to St. Agnes and Parranporth. Parranport was a cool little surfer town with beautiful beaches and again amazing path along the coast line on the cliffs. I absolutely loved it – and I got pretty sun burned eventhough it was only April;)
In the afternoon it was time to head back after a perfect ice cream in Parranport and obligatory fish and chips from a local fabulous shop. Mmm. It was the best.
Then 6 hours drive back to Nottinghamshire but it went smooth because my mind was full of all the fantastic experiences and my heart full of happiness after a lovely weekend in the beautiful nature. This is what I love.
Cornwall is definitely a visit worth, walk along the coast path and enjoy the beauty of the cliffs, beaches and cozy towns.