Led by Valerie 07889 660785
Every Saturday, usually from Killacourt at 10:30am in the summer or the bus station in the winter but please check the Calendar page for any changes.
This is a small group of people who just fancy a stroll in the open air on a Saturday morning in good company. The walks are not normally very long but we take a long time doing them because we stop a lot to look at things. The length of the walk will be decided according to the participants’ abilities, the state of the tide and what is going on in or around Newquay. Sometimes it may be a bus ride away, so bring your bus pass in case we need to bus there or back (or both), and wear shoes suitable for beach or rocky cliff walks.
We will generally finish off in a cafe or pub for refreshments, or we may stop en route.
Please check whether the walk is still going ahead if wet or hot weather is forecast: keep an eye on the calendar page for details of whether the walk has been cancelled or the venue has been changed. Contact Valerie the day before or between 8:00am - 9:30am on the day if you need further details.
Sep/Oct 2019 strolls have been: a rock pool ramble on Towan beach and on to the Fish Festival; a bus ride to St Agnes for a walk to Trevaunance Cove and back; a walk to South Fistral for a beach clean and back via Towan Headland; a walk to Porth Island and back; across the beaches at low tide, followed by a circular walk via Porth and Newquay Orchard.
Strolls we did March to July 2019
|16/03/19||We walked from Killacourt to Fistral in very high winds, when we got covered in sea foam blowing from Little Fistral at Towan Headland. We warmed up over lunch at Rick Stein's|
|23/03/19||We walked from Killacourt down to Towan Beach at low tide, across to Tolcane Beach and up again. We continued our walk across Barrowfields and on to Porth Beach where we helped in a beach clean before going to lunch at the Mermaid Inn.|
|06/04/19||St Mawgan-in-Pydar: We strolled around the pretty Japanese Gardens, before being given an interesting potted history talk in the Parish Church by the Church Warden. After that we had lunch in the tea shop and a stroll around the rest of the village.|
|11/05/19||We just walked from Killacourt up to Towan Headland, across to Fistral Beach and back into town to join the Health and Well-being Fayre at Steams where Newquay U3A had a stall.|
|18/05/19||We walked to Newquay Orchard to visit their Spring Fayre, walked from there to Valerie’s garden for refreshments then returned to the Orchard to listen to “Ol an Gwella” male voice choir.|
|25/05/19||This was just a short walk from Killacourt to Towan Headland. During our walk, apart from watching Coasteering people jumping off cliffs into the water below, we were surprised to find a huge pet rabbit having a good time hopping around on Little Fistral beach. We returned for refreshments at the Tree House, before visiting the Flower Festival at St Michael’s Church.|
|01/06/19||We walked at low tide down to the beach from Killacourt and crossed the beaches as far as we could go, looking for marine life in the rocks, returning back for a very pleasant fish and chip lunch at the Harbour Chippy.|
|08/06/19||We caught a bus to Crantock. Our walk featured a truly magical walk through poppy fields on our circular route from Crantock NT car park, where we met other members, via West Pentire, Polly Joke and Treago Farm Campsite, where we stopped for refreshments.|
|15/06/19||We decided to catch a bus as it was fairly high tide. From Mawgan Porth we walked to Watergate Bay along the SW Coast Path, followed by a brew and bite at Wax. Some members continued the walk all the way home. Others caught the bus back.|
|22/06/19||We caught a bus to Porthcothan. We walked the SWCP from Porthcothan to Carnewas for refreshments, then on to Mawgan Porth where we caught the bus home. We were passed halfway to Carnewas by a walking group who were doing a 26 mile sponsored walk over two days from Harlyn Bay. We met them again leaving Carnewas as we approached.|
|29/06/19||It was foggy but we walked from Killacourt to Fistral, along the top of the beach towards Pentire Point, but as the planned route was busy with a large dog walking crowd we took a different route to the Fern Pit Cafe. After a leisurely lunch we went down the steps and over the bridge, walked to Crantock and caught a bus back.|
|06/07/19||Killacourt was busy with Killacourt Music Sessions about to start and someone was teaching CPR to onlookers. The tide was in so we decided to walk to Towan Headland, round the Headland Hotel and back again, varying our route slightly on our return as we walked down to the harbour and across Towan beach, because the tide had gone out by then. We didn't linger longer at the Music Sessions. It was a really hot day by then and it was not really our type of music!|
|13/07/19||Killacourt to Towan Headland where we stopped for a while before walking to and across Fistral Beach and up to Pentire Headland, finishing at the Fern Pit cafe before catching a bus back into town.|
|Jul-Sep||Saturday Saunters were suspended during the school summer holidays.|
Mawgan Porth to Watergate Bay 15th June 2019
Poppy Fields Saunter 8th June 2019
Saturday Saunter 1st June 2019
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