South West Coast Path: Marazion to Mullion

Back in October I spent a couple of weeks hiking the UK's South West Coast Path in Cornwall -- from St Ives to Falmouth. The complete distance is 102 miles (according to the South West Coast Path website). I wrote about the first stage of my journey while taking a couple of rest days in … Continue reading South West Coast Path: Marazion to Mullion

A miscellany of adventures in SW England

After spending a couple of weeks in Cornwall and Devon, I have had many random and wonderful experiences. So in this post I'm covering a miscellany of adventures not hitherto covered in recent posts. Cream Teas One can't come to this part of the world and not fall in love with cream teas -- otherwise … Continue reading A miscellany of adventures in SW England

Ancient monuments and a lighthouse on the Penwith Peninsula

One of the essential areas of Cornwall to visit is the Penwith Peninsula -- essentially the glob of land at the very south west of England... You know, Penzance, Lands End etc. So of course we did a day tour down there in our trusty little red car. Our first stop was St Michael's Mount, … Continue reading Ancient monuments and a lighthouse on the Penwith Peninsula

Tintagel – craggy castle on the Cornish coast

Next stop on our Cornish adventure was Tintagel castle - possibly the birthplace of King Arthur, definitely a really cool place to visit. Its vast sprawl atop a rocky promontory, surrounded by stunning views of the wild and rugged coast, way surpassed my expectations. One approaches Tintagel down a valley, then around a headland to … Continue reading Tintagel – craggy castle on the Cornish coast

Exploring Bodmin Moor

It's been a whirlwind few days since arriving in the UK. This week I'm staying in Cornwall with a group of friends from home and we're having a blast. As all of us are writers bound for the World Fantasy Convention, our interests are very compatible: striking scenery, quaint villages, ancient monuments and ruins, castles, … Continue reading Exploring Bodmin Moor