Walks And Walking – Plymouth Cornwall South West Coastal Path Walking Route
As walks go, it was absolutely freezing when we did this Plymouth Cornwall South West Coastal Path (SWC Path) circular walking route around the Mount Edgcumbe Country Park. We packed the rucksack, laced up our walking boots and wrapped up as warm was we could in our winter walking clothes and set off from Cawsand Bay as quickly as we could!
After parking the car in Kingsand we walked down to the sea front to find the famous Museum of Celebrity Leftovers to have our pictures taken. It’s a delightful little bakery that has kept the crumbs of their famous visitors in a presentation cabinet.
So, back to the walk. We walked up to find Heavitree Road and the gate at Kingsway that leads into Mount Edgcumbe Country Parkand followed the track to the public lane at Hooe Lake Valley where we rejoined the South West Coastal Path (SWC Path) keeping to the upper path at the next junction which merged with another track from the left and continued through the woodland pathway.
After walking underneath an arch we went right and left the main track that zig zagged steeply downhill to the coastal pathway and continued to follow this same path all the way round to reach Cremyll.
We continued left along the footpath opposite the car park entrance to an old fountain and horse trough to then cross back left and through a gap by the telephone box finding a signpost to Empacombe. We then kept left passed the Old School Rooms building turning right at the junction passing the Obelisk following the track alongside the creek to our next destination point, Empacombe Quay.
We then turned left just after the low wall and walked around the edge of this very small harbour to then reach a stone stile and back into the woodland track walking around Palmer Point to then reach the road and through the kissing gate on the opposite side finding a signpost to Maker Church, Kingsand.
We followed this track for a short while before bearing right and up on to the open field using the telegraph poles for navigation we then walked between them to just about find the track taking us into Pigshill Wood. As the track then bent round to the right we then turned left at the signpost then climb uphill following the regular footpath signs.
We then crossed a track and up some stone steps to find more steps before then reaching the road where we crossed over to Maker Church. We then turned right in front of the church to follow the fields edge and over a stile on the left following the next field edge to cross another stile on the left walking passed a house anhd across the lane into the next field crossing another two fields to reach a lane.
We then turned right up the lane going left at the junction to then bear off left after a short climb down a track at the public footpath signpost keeping ahead at the next junction where we eventually found a junction where we turned left and into Kingsand via Devonport Hill and Kingsway returning to the car at Kingsand some 4 hours and 8 miles or so later and feeling much warmer than before we had set off!
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