Coast to coast
For keen walkers this field trip offers a 10-mile walk from Gurnard’s Head to The Cornish Riviera via Love Lane and other places of interest, led by artist Billy Wynter and National Trust Countryside Manager and history enthusiast John Brookes. The walk comprises a short section of the north coast passing Gurnards Head and then a straight traverse of the Penwith Peninsula, passing through a great variety of landscapes, cliff, moorland, granite hedged field patterns, old mining works, streams, beechwood, valleys, ancient settlements and burial sites, to arrive, at last, at the boating lake and Penzance promenade.
Billy Wynter describes the walk as ‘an experience of passing through from the exposure and wildness of the north coast to the relative shelter and warmth of the south, but also an opportunity to dig into the history, geography, changing land use and wildlife of this long inhabited area’.
Participants should bring food and drink for a picnic lunch, walking boots and a waterproof if the weather forecast is poor.