Earlier this week I took a jolly jaunt up to Carn Bosavern, I must admit it's my favourite walk, and I can get there in just over five minutes from the PLP office! I love the fact you walk up through the town and then in and out of the secret alleyways in amongst the houses, climbing, then suddenly you are there... on what seems the top of the world!
The first time I went there, the 360 degree views were just breathtaking, and that feeling has never diminished. I prefer it when I'm alone, I can take in all the detail, everything seems so small when you are standing up there, almost like being a giant. I've been up there in all weathers, blue skies, rain and Hoolies, when the wind is screaming so loud and there is nothing else you can hear. The best of course is the super quiet days, sometimes you can hear the children in the playground, horses wickering to each other, the calling of birds and the flapping of wings.
It's a magical place, and standing there you feel totally at one with this fantastic landscape surrounding you, the rise of Chapel Carn Brea, Sennen glittering in the distance, the grey of Botallack, and the patchwork of ancient fields reaching out to the coast. Wonderful Penwith, I feel very lucky to have this on my work doorstep!