South West Coast Path: Falmouth – around Pendennis Point

In which: a train journey ends at the Lerryn Hotel ● legs are stretched around Pendennis Point ● tomorrow beckons across Carrick Roads ● you can have any colour as long as it is grey ● dinner calls

Date: 2 April 2015

Time of walk: 1635 to 1720
Today’s walking: 3.7 km
Progress along SWCP: 3.7 km
Estimated ascent: 100 metres

And so the latest leg of my journey around the South West Coast Path begins, as most have, with a long train journey, changing at Truro onto the line for Falmouth. I got off at the penultimate station, Falmouth Town, and walked the few hundred metres up roads and alleys to the Lerryn Hotel.

The lovely view from my bedroom for tonight towards Pendennis Point
I took myself out for a stretch of legs, walking around Pendennis Point. Here there is a view to St Anthony Head, not far away but which would in the morning take me almost 2½ hours to reach from the hotel. With the weather forecast being poor for tomorrow, that was an additional reason to walk this section around Pendennis Point this evening, to take a few kilometres out of tomorrow’s walk. Just visible in the photo is the conical structure on Black Rock, which Lucy and I last saw in 2011 during our sea safari.
Looking up Carrick Roads
Further on I pass the extensive Royal Navy dockyard, here with RFA Mounts Bay
More of the dockyard with the civilian town beyond. I continued my walk to the area around the Maritime Museum. There was a Tesco Express, where I checked that I would be able to buy a few bits in the morning, and then explored the dinner options before settling on Zizzi with its pleasant view across the harbour, after which I returned to the hotel and made sure I was ready for tomorrow’s rain.
 

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