If you like walking you can reach the Cot Valley (Porth Nanven) by walking along the south coastal path from Cape Cornwall over Carn Gloose where you will find the remains of the Ballowall Barrow, a unique Bronze Age tomb had a long and complex history as a sacred site. The barrow was excavated (and radically altered) in 1878 by Cornish antiquarian William Borlase.
Alternatively you can walk or drive from St Just. But whichever way you decide to arrive, it is well worth it.
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Another beautiful day for walking.
I feel ashamed that I actually drove here 😦
Did I mention there was a sharp wind?
Nothing wrong with driving Jude, especially if it’s chilly. We found there was a sharp wind off the water everywhere in Cornwall. 🙂
It is often like that. Especially on that coast!
Stunning. I think I need a walking holiday in Cornwall!
If you have you got a good head for heights and supple joints you’ll do OK. There is certainly some beautiful countryside to explore.
A lovely part of our world. Many misconceptions from an Australian. I thought it was Cat Valley at first skim read lol. Carn is Australian for “Come on” as yelled at the footy ie Carn the Dragons. Also sacred sites. Who were the sites sacred to?
heehee… it’s that Aussie strine!! The barrows are from the Bronze Age so I guess just locals buried there. I know, it is hard for you Australians to imagine the Bronze Age 😀
We went from the Stone Age to an agricultural society fueled by prisoners 🙂
I’ll walk it, will I? I’d hate to be lazy 🙂 🙂
I’m sure you would! Or most likely over from Cape Cornwall, I know how much you can’t resist heights 😀
I checked out my original comment, as I remembered this one. I never fail to be entranced by the beautiful colours in the sea around Cornwall. So much nicer that our ‘mud brown’ North Sea in Norfolk. 🙂
Best wishes, Pete. x
Yes the water around here is glorious, makes you feel you are abroad. I have been very lazy since moving here though and not been back to half of these locations.
Marvellous colours, Jude!
Yes, the sea is a gorgeous colour.
It looks to be such a lovely part of the world, Jude!
I think it is rather special down in West Penwith.
Ha – I remember the bit about scrambling and dignity! Or lack thereof.
What a gorgeous part of the world, Jude. Beautiful deep blues in your images.
The colour of the water down here reminds me of Australia / New Zealand / Med. One of the attractions. 🙂
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