St Michael’s Mount

Becky (the Queen of Squares) is dipping her toes back into blogging this month and encouraging us to get outside and take a few steps each day during November to help survive those endless grey days. And to share a photo or two while we are at it. Square of course.

St Michael’s Mount is a popular tourist attraction in the far south-west of Cornwall. You can only get over there when the causeway is open during the winter as no boats are running and this depends on the tide so you have to time it right. The gardens are closed now until April, but the castle is still open for visits (booking necessary) and you can visit the island for free. We are hoping to get across this weekend for a nice mud free walk, unlike the one we did in order to get this view below.

It is possible to get a glimpse of St Michael’s Mount by climbing to the top of Trencrom Hill. A walk we do fairly often though a lot of the tracks can get very claggy in the winter months and are currently overgrown with brambles and bracken so yesterday’s hike will be the last for a while.

Walking Squares


  1. Claggy – very expressive word for a condition I hate!

    1. Heyjude says:

      At least this time I was wearing sensible hiking boots so didn’t lose my shoe in the mud and have to walk home barefoot!

      1. Oh no, that sounds most unpleasant!

  2. We didn’t go there last time and it’s still on my list for our next visit.

    1. Heyjude says:

      It is very busy during the summer, and has been difficult to visit with covid restrictions, so it’s nice to not have to book just to walk over to the island.

  3. Joyce says:

    Great photo! I didn’t realize you could see it so clearly from the mainland; I thought it was further out to sea.

    1. Heyjude says:

      No, it is very close to the shoreline. About a 10 minute walk across the causeway.

  4. Bernie says:

    Wow! Worth the trek to get that view!

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