Cadgewith and Poltesco

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Starting from the small village of St Ruin Minor - we walk through country footpaths before dropping down into the picturesque fishing village of Cadgewith with its whitewashed and thatched cottages. This has been the setting forseveral films such as Charles Dance's 2004 film 'Ladies in Lavender' and still retains the old fish cellars which were once used for processing pilchards.

Today there are about 20 fishermen working from Cadgwith, catching crabs, lobsters, monkfish and conger eels. The boats are still hauled ashore by winches in the capstan houses.

From Cadgewith we climb up past old cottages with a last view over the village before following the coast path with its spectacular views before decending again into Poltesco with its ruins of the old stone buildings of a serpentine works by the beach. Returning, we pass an interesting National Trust information centre with its exhibits of the serpentine works and fishing with recordings of memories of those times. Finally we followcountry lanes returning to our starting point.

England - South West England - Cornwall - Coast


Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Industrial Archaeology, Pub, Sea, Toilets, Wildlife