SE Cornwall Walking Fest 2013

Walking Festival LooeBy Chris Halls

South East Cornwall Walking Festival 2013

Walking is a great way to stay in shape and I can’t think of anywhere better than the beautiful rolling Cornish countryside to do it.

Here is the itinerary for 2013 but be sure to check out the website link at the end of this post for further details.

South West Coastal Path this way

Walk up a Thirst! – Saturday 14th September
Kick off the festival with a walk to the Duloe Beer and Cider Festival. Walk is about 2 miles in length, much of it uphill!

Sand & Smugglers – Sunday 15th September
A walk for all the family as we look back at the stories regarding the trade that went on along the Cornish coast in the 18th century. How much of what we know is true, how much is romantic fiction?

Donkey Trekking
Something different this year, take a walk with a donkey through some great Cornish countryside.

Mapping the Sun – Monday 16th September
Join archaeologist Jacky Nowakowski for a walk around the ancient monuments in the Minions area of Bodmin Moor.

Coast and Creek Circuit – Tuesday 17th September
We have not visited Polruan during the festival for many a year so we thought we would head out that way and take in some of the wonderful scenery.

Liskeard Heritage Walk – Wednesday 18th September
This circular walk crosses the eastern perimeter of Liskeard Parish and follows footpaths that traverse both countryside and urban areas.

Historical Pub Crawl
Back by public demand! There is plenty of history to be found in Looe, and much of it has connections with the many pubs and inns that have graced the town over the years.

A Ramble from the Railway – Thursday 19th September
To launch a new book of walks from the Looe Valley railway line we shall be taking a walk from Sandplace to Polperro via the village of Pelynt.

Mapping the Sun – Friday 20th September
Join archaeologist Jacky Nowakowski for a walk around the ancient monuments in the Minions area of Bodmin Moor.

Coastal Foraging Walk
Learn about edible plants on the coast and shore, our coastal ecology and sustainable foods from the sea.

Sunrise Equinox Walk – Saturday 21st September
Meet up with members of the Caradon Archaeology Group to hopefully see the sunrise at the Hurlers Stone Circle on Bodmin Moor and then go on to explore some of the nearby Bronze Age sites close by.

Wildlife Walk to Port Nadler
Join local expert volunteers for a mostly easy walk from the centre of Looe to the beautiful cove of Port Nadler.

Useful Link: www.visit-southeastcornwall.co.uk

Please check times and dates before making a journey.

Looe Tourist Information Centre provide a great service so give them a call if you have any questions – 01503 262072

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