Summer Holiday 2011 Day 5 – The Rumps

Finally got to walk around the headland at “The Rumps” today.

The Rumps

I’d seen this piece of the Cornish Coast from out at sea on a boat trip out of Padstow and have had it in my to-do list for a number of years.

Park and Ride

As I have said before – St Ives can be a very unpleasant place, overcrowded and crammed with cars. After the success of my out of season visit in October 2008, I thought I’d give Spring a go.

St Ives

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Barrington Court

Time for the first holiday of 2010 – I’m off to Cornwall again and on the way I stopped off at Barrington Court.

Barrinton Court

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Newquay & Crantock Beach

Took a trip into Newquay to replace the camera that gave up on me during my accent of the Coniston Old Man. I hadn’t planned to visit the town during my stay as whilst the beaches are great, it is a little too commercialised for my liking.


It wasn’t half as bad as I remembered it – I don’t know if the town’s had a face lift or it was just because it was a gloriously sunny day – but it was actually quite pleasant walking through the town. Like many towns it bears the massive scar of the abandoned Woolworth store.

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Witney Court, the M5 and Crantock Beach

Set off from Coniston at 7 am for my second week’s holiday near Newquay in Cornwall. Stopped off at Witney on the way to break up the journey but couldn’t stay too long.

Witney Court

Then I queued for ages through the roadworks on the M5 finally arriving at my base for the week at Crantock Beach at 6 pm.

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Botallack to Sennen

Easily the coldest start to any day I have spent in Cornwall.


First a walk along the cliffs from Levant to Sennan on the North Cornish Coast – No sun but still breathtaking views.

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Cornwall Again

Day 1 of my Spring 2009 Holiday and I’m back in the Lizard Peninsular for the 7th time.


As usual, I found somewhere to visit on the way. This time it was Montacute House, which is also home to a the National Portrait Gallery.

Also worth mentioning was breakfast, which was at the Little Chef in Popham.

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