Having driven for the last couple of days, we decided to walk from the cottage today.
First stop was the strangely named Trengilly Wartha Inn, a little way across the fields outside the village.
A people and dog friendly pub with excellent beers and food.
From there, we headed along a footpath down to to Scott’s Quay, a now disused Quay on the Helford River.
Luckily the tide was in, and Rocco spent a lot of time swimming in the river after sticks.
We then followed along the river though some nice woods, and climbed back up to Constantine and our cottage.
A lovely day in the sunshine!
I was taking Rocco for his afternoon walk, and met a lady with a wet retriever. She directed me to a nearby stream, and Rocco spent a good while splashing around!
We’re finally at our cottage for the next week, a lovely place, the sun is shining and we can just hear the cricket match in the next village!
We decided to visit Cotehele (National Trust) House and grounds on route to Cornwall. We went on the scenic route through the Tamar Valley – rather narrow and hilly roads, but some nice scenery.
We arrived before the house was open, so took a recommended walk down the and along the Tamar River.
We stopped at Cotehele Quay for tea/coffee. Very different now!
Then followed the path to Cotehele Water mill.
Then finally back to the main house and gardens.
A lovely visit.
We had dinner in a local pub (“Fish and Chip Friday”) and then a brief stroll on the moors for Rocco – including meeting a few Dartmoor Ponies.
Rocco was quiet overnight (thankfully) and we went for another walk on the moors before an excellent breakfast at the hotel.
Rocco needed his afternoon walk, so we walked from the hotel onto the adjacent moors.
Nice easy grassed paths…
And Rocco enjoyed chasing a stick…
A slowish journey down here today, but I’m sure it would be worse tomorrow…
I’d vaguely remembered a picnic place on the A303, and we found it again around lunchtime. Toilets, a café, picnic benches and a bit of shade – Ideal for a quick stop.
An hour and a half later, we’ve arrived at our dog friendly hotel just outside Plymouth on the edge of Dartmoor.
Bowls and blankets provided!
I took Rocco for a short stroll in the hotel grounds, all rather peaceful, with the strains of classical music from a wedding on the lawn.
Off to a local pub tonight, and Cornwall tomorrow.
In the “digital zone” having a go at using video!
I am spending the weekend near Stafford. During a brief lull between the train arriving and catching the shuttle bus, I have wandered into the park by the station – Victoria Park:
This is the River Sow.