The Stile

This stile is to be found on the south-west coastal path at Godrevy headland, leading up to the ancient barrow  (burial mound) from the Bronze Age. I love the way the stone has been sculptured by the wind and the rain and I have always wanted to photograph it with the pretty pink Thrift that blooms at this time of the year. Unfortunately the flowers by the stile have been worn away by the many hands that are used for balance as one climbs over this stile.


  1. Looks like a lovely walk too — this portion, anyway.

    1. Heyjude says:

      We’d walked on the beach on this day so didn’t continue around the headland, but there are some lovely walks here.

  2. Pete Hillman says:

    It looks like such a beautiful place to be.

    1. Heyjude says:

      It is Pete. I never tire of this view and this place.

  3. beetleypete says:

    That’s a very nice old stile, and a lovely view too. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      I never tire of that view 🙂

  4. It looks so pretty surrounded by the Thrift and with the sea as backdrop!

    1. Heyjude says:

      My muse – the lighthouse! I love this place 🙂

      1. I can tell you do! It’s a good place to love. 🙂

  5. Colline says:

    It still looks beautiful though.

    1. Heyjude says:

      It is 🙂

  6. I was right there last week..,

    1. Heyjude says:

      We must have just missed each other!

  7. Sue says:

    Ah, the textures of the stone….and that deep blue sea!

    1. Heyjude says:

      The sea has been incredible recently!

      1. Sue says:


  8. susurrus says:

    I love that sensation of treading the old ways – feeling part of many who have crossed the worn stile, and admired the blue sea and the thrift.

  9. Sadje says:

    A beautiful place

  10. Elizabeth says:

    I once would have gone over that without holding on. Now I can identify with those who crush the flowers as they grab on.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I know what you mean! I find it very annoying that my joints don’t work as well as they once did!

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