Happy New Year!

Towanroath Engine House above Chapel Porth by Andrew Trenoweth
Towanroath Engine House above Chapel Porth by Andrew Trenoweth

Happy New Year!

At last, there’s a break in the clouds for the South West tomorrow, just in time for a New Year’s day walk along the Coast Path to blow away the cobwebs. See the latest weather report from the Met Office. http://ow.ly/grLe9

It’s been the wettest year on record in the UK and the coastline around the South West peninsula has suffered terribly with landslides in Dorset, Devon and Cornwall. The official Coast Path website has up to date news on landslips and the diversions that have been put in place. http://www.southwestcoastpath.com/faq/route-changes/

If you are heading out on the Coast Path, stick to some of the more urban walks or a circular walk from coastal towns and villages. Here’s a link to some winter wanders – http://www.southwestcoastpath.com/day-walks/seasonal-walks/winter/  The picture above is of Towanroath Engine House, on the Beacon on the Coast walk near St Agnes one winter’s day a couple of years ago.

Would love to hear about your new year’s day walks so please comment on this post below if you’re planning any or tweet @Iloveswcoast

Happy walking!

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2 thoughts on “Happy New Year!”

  1. I live in Teignmouth and have just had a New Year’s day stroll along the sea wall. Beautiful way to start the New Year!.Just a note of caution though. There are a few landslides as the cliffs are quite unsafe because of all the rain. so take extra care and stay away from the edge!
    Enjoy the coast

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  2. Thanks Andy! It was indeed a great day for walking by the coast but you’re right, it can be dangerous in places, particularly on beaches beneath unstable cliffs, so stick to the Coast Path and don’t ignore any diversions! They are there for a reason. BBC reports people are ignoring some of the warning signs – http://t.co/Ib43JZrY

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