We had talked about possibly going for a walk on Sunday, as living in Cornwall, it’s always a shame not to. We ended up going to Padstow and Carnewas.
When I woke up on Sunday morning, I had two quick realisations…number one we had a child free day, and number two, I had woken for the first time in about five months with no back pain.
I don’t often mention my bad back on here, or on social media, as I don’t want to bore you, and also there are billions of people in this world with more reason to moan than I have, so why bother?! In recent months, my back has prevented me from getting out and about in Cornwall as much as I usually like to, so I was thrilled that my ‘good’ day coincided with a child free day.
As much as I love my children, it is sometimes lovely to go for a long walk somewhere with no requests for the toilet at the furthest point away from said toilet, and to not have anyone moaning that their feet hurt. That their brother is ‘hogging’ the best part of the path, or more recently my eldest bemoaning the lack of phone signal!
For the first part of our day Si and I headed to Padstow. After we left Padstow we headed down the coast to a lovely place called Carnewas.
Carnewas is on the North Cornish coast between Padstow and Mawgan Porth, and we parked in the National Trust car park. Adjacent to the car park is a National Trust shop (which is only open in the tourism season), a cafe with outside and inside seating, and attached to this a toilet.
The cafe is open most weekends over the winter, and obviously a lot more in the other seasons of the year! You can go to www.nationaltrust.org.uk/carnewas-at-bedruthan to check whether it is open whenever you plan to visit though, which is very helpful!
We headed towards the edge of the cliffs to join the South West Coast path, and headed left on the path towards Mawgan Porth. I had never done this walk before, but the views were fantastic…..
We walked until we almost got to Mawgan Porth, often being naughty and going off the path a little bit to be closer to take photos, but please if you do go don’t try to recreate my photos by getting very close to the edge of the cliffs, as we don’t get as close as it may look, and being locals to Cornwall we are very used to knowing where we really shouldn’t go!
Si and I did our usual ‘competitive’ photography as we walked, and I won again at Carnewas, as all of these photos are mine.
I have to concede though, that sometimes he does ‘beat’ me, and in fact my previous header photo to my blog was taken at Wheal Coates by Si, which he loves to remind me!
Literally though the only reason it is his picture and not mine is that I was not at the front of our group walking down, and so for my shots we had family in the shots…he of course denies this, and claims he’s just ‘better’ than me.
We walked back to the cafe after our walk, and I am so glad we did. Having never been in there before I didn’t know what to expect, but the menu started my mouth watering and made it a difficult choice.
I opted for a cream tea though, as I hadn’t had one in a long time, and when it arrived it was delicious, Hot and perfect is the best way to describe it.
Despite this though, I still had severe food envy, when Si’s choice arrived. He chose to have a bacon and Davidstow cheese roll, which came with the thickest bacon, melted creamy cheese, a very colourful salad and roast potatoes! It was meant to be crisps, but since they had run out they gave him some roasties, which he was more than pleased with.
He did though give me one little taste, and wow! When we do go there again, this will be my order….
We intend on walking in the other direction next time we go to Carnewas, as there is a steep cliff staircase, that gives you access to the beach, but it is closed until 1st March for safety reasons. For anyone wishing to visit Carnewas the postcode for sat navs is PL27 7UW, and more detailed location information can be found at the National Trust website!
We had a perfect adults only day, and my back is still behaving itself. I feel like a new woman! For another fabulous Cornish walk check out my post on Wheal Coates.