Down through Nancherrow to Porthledden and Cape Cornwall.

Suddenly the winter colours are kicking in, and a ray of sunshine can transform a wet day to one of inspiration that’s good for the soul.

The mine remains at the end of Nancherrow.

The mine remains at the end of Nancherrow.

Starting out from St Just there are so many great circular walks, and the pub is waiting for you when you get back, whether the Kings Arms for a meal, or The Star for drinking. I’m sure the Commercial is good too, but I haven’t tried it yet.

Across Pothledden to Cape Cornwall

Across Pothledden to Cape Cornwall

Today Polly and I headed off from the main square (St Just may be small but it has three squares, none of which are even remotely square shaped) and down the side of the church, dropping down to New Road in Tregeseal.

A contemplative Polly.

A contemplative Polly.

From Tregeseal we crossed the main road and continued alongside the stream past Nancherrow Barn and on down to the mine workings at the end of the valley.

The rocks on Porthledden were super slippery today and took a while to negotiate. But that gave me more time to stand and stare, lapping up the beauty of the day.

Here's the money shot. iPhone and a great distance, but the light was beautiful.

Here’s the money shot. iPhone and a great distance, but the light was beautiful.

Then climbing up the hill past Eastbounds the sun gave us this snapshot of pure joy!

If you live in St Just then spotting a llama on your cliff walk is less surprising.

If you live in St Just then spotting a llama on your cliff walk is less surprising.

Past the llamas at Bosorne for a surreal ending to a fantastic stank/stomp/walk.

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