Scott’s Quay

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!


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.

Friday Night

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.


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 cafĂ©, 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.