The beginning of our journey / meditation along the South-West Coast Path, Cornwall U.K.
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Original Video : CCDiscoveryChannel 2012
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We start our journey along the Cornish Coast Path at the ferry landing point at Cremyl. From here we enter Mount Edgecombe Country Park where we follow the path, join the Earls Driveway and then finally reach the open cliffs. From here we find the hidden entrance to Sandway beach and walk along the sand and rocks to Kingsand.
On the way we saw:
Cremyl ferry landing point
The Earl’s Waiting Room – built in the mid 19th century
Mount Edgecombe House - built in 1547 but interior rebuilt in 1964 following a fire bomb attack in 1941. Lived in by the Edgecombes until 1987
The Orangery and Formal Gardens
Thomson’s Seat – erected around 1760; named after James Thomson who was inspired here to write The Seasons, a verse of which is inscribed in the pavillion
The Earls Battery – over 400 years old
Barn Pool Beach - scene of Charles II landing in 1671 (also see separate video)
Drakes Island – home to a medieval chapel since the 12th century, it has played a vital role in Plymouth’s defences since the first garrison was placed there in 1549. It is now privately owned.
The Dripstone – a granite grotto built around a spring
The Temple of Milton – built around 1815, it contains a verse from Milton’s Paradise Lost
The Folly- built around 1747 (also see separate video)
The Red Seat – arched ornamental shelter from which Victorian visitors could admire the sea views (no longer visible)
Picklecombe Seat – built in the 1780s to resemble an old chapel
Fort Picklecombe – one of the infamous Palmerstone follies built in 1867, now residential flats
Sandway Beach – with the remains of three pilchard cellars dating back to at least the 1560s
Recommended reading for walkers: 'Five Walks Around Mount Edgcumbe & the Rame Peninsula' by Bill Scolding, published by Cornwall County Council 2007.
OS Explorer Map number 108.