Cornovaglia, Devon e Dorset – Itinerario di 8 giorni

Ciao a tutti

mentre fuori inizia a fare seriamente freddo e, quindi, mi dedico qualche momento per pianificare il nostro prossimo viaggio on the road, mi rendo conto di quanto poco tempo mi rimane da dedicare all’aggiornamento del mio blog!!

E così ripenso che non ho dedicato nemmeno un secondo ai meravigliosi viaggi fatti quest’ anno!

E quindi… eccomi qua a condividere il primo! 🙂

Non si tratta di un vero e proprio racconto di viaggio, ma una condivisione degli appunti che avevo preso e dell’itinerario seguito, per essere utile a chi vuole intraprendere lo stesso percorso 🙂

Cominciamo!

Dove: South England – da Londra a Londra, passando per i Cotswold, la Cornovaglia, Dorset e Devon

Come: Aereo a/r per Gatwick, noleggio auto per 8 giorni

Periodo: giugno 2017 – 8 giorni, da domenica a domenica

Clima: Sulla carta, temperature medie di circa 15/17 gradi e tanto vento. Per esperienza, abbiamo fortunatamente scelto la settimana più calda dell’ anno, con minime di 22 gradi e toccando picchi di 30 gradi, senza un minimo di vento! Pertanto, vestitevi a cipolla e portatevi dietro di tutto!

Costi: Alti. In 3, circa 2.500€. I voli per Londra si trovano a poco, ma pernottare in queste zone è abbastanza caro, per non parlare dei costi di ingresso ai siti, parcheggi vari (SEMPRE a pagamento). Auto e benzina nella norma.

D 11/6 – The Cotswolds – Volo ore 7.35 – arrivo 8.30 locali

Gatwick > Bibury (Arlington Row)        1 h 54 min (107 mi) 

If you are visiting Bibury for the first time then you may be wondering where you can park your car. There is a limited amount of free roadside parking available on “The Street” and a small free car park opposite Bibury Trout Farm which now has two dedicated coach spaces. Out of season visitors to Bibury won’t have a problem parking, but visitors in the height of the season may have to wait for a vacant space at peak times.

Bibury > Castle Comb                 52 min (30,6 mi) 

There is a free public cark park at the top of the hill provided for visitors to the village. Although it is a little way to walk down the hill to the old village, it is a pleasent stroll under the trees and there is much to see on the way. There is limited parking on the hill itself, those who choose to risk the double yellow lines on the hill or in the village will be disappointed to hear that traffic wardens are a common sight even in rural areas such as this.

Castle Combe > Bath                   30 min (12,8 mi)

Pernottamento: Holiday Inn Express Bath,Lower Bristol Road, Brougham Hayes, North East Somerset, Bath

L 12/6 – Exmoor & North Devon (305 mi circa)

Bath (albergo) > Valley of the Rocks (2h30) http://www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk/walksdb/247/

Arrivo verso le 11. Parcheggio: Andare Avanti fino al parcheggio più in alto al Cricket Club – camminata di 1h circa

Car park charges apply all year, 10am – 6pm. On street parking is free during the winter (November – Good Friday).

All Car Parks are Pay & Display. Hourly or day tickets can be purchased from machines. Lynton & Lynmouth 4 day & weekly Car parking tickets can be purchased from the Lynton Tourist Information Centre open Mon-Sat 10.00 – 17.00 (Winter 10.00 – 15.00) and Sundays 10.00 – 14.00. Tickets can be purchased before arrival at an additional cost of £1.00 to cover postage and card transactions.

Valley of the Rocks> Mouth mill Beach & Blackchurch Rock (1h20)

Brownsham National Trust Car Park – EX39 6AN  Brownsham Car Park

Distance: 4km
Duration: 2 hours
Walk grade: Moderate
Beach access: Easy
Directions: Head south out of Bideford on the A39 and, just after the Clovelly roundabout, take the right turn on the bend, signposted Hartland and Lighthouse. Turn right at the first turning to the lighthouse. Turn right twice more and you will arrive at Brownsham car park.

1 Come out of the car park on the far left and take the path that leads towards the woods. Go through the gate and into the trees, taking the path on your right. Follow this path for five minutes or so, then turn left onto a path that takes you down to a stream. Cross the footbridge, then turn right.

2 After another five minutes of walking, take the right-hand fork of the path downhill to the Coast Path. Turn right on to the Coast Path and follow it over the headland. Just after you exit another wood, turn left onto a track. This will take you down to Mouthmill Beach.

3 To continue with our suggested route, take the track from the beach up through Brownsham Wood, passing the track you came down on. When this joins another track, bear right, keeping the stream on your left. Continue along this track, and turn right on to another track at the top of the hill.

4 Walk through Lower Brownsham Farm, turn left onto a lane and then right into the car park

Andare a Clovelly e visitare il Borgo (12 min di auto) 

Clovelly  > Albergo (50 min)

Pernottamento: zona Tremail, Inghilterra PL32, Regno Unito via Air BnB

Ma 13/6 NEWQUAY AND THE NORTH COAST

Tintangel & Merlin’s Cave + Bossiney Heaven Beach

Visita a Tintagel Castle + Merlin’s Cave, St Nectans Glen + Bossiney Beach – p198

Per orari / costi http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/tintagel-castle/prices-and-opening-times

Tintangel > Port Isaac (PRANZARE) – 22 min

Port Isaac > Trebetherick Church – 18 min

Trebetherick > COSTA (soste per foto) – Treyarnon Bay 40 min / Bedruthan Steps 10 min / Mawgan Porth 7 min

Pernottamento: via Air bnb Perranporth (30 min), zona Perranporth

Me 14/6 – WEST CORNWALL – Penwith Peninsula & Land’s End

St Ives – 35 min

Trenwith Car Park, Saint Ives TR26 1DD, Regno Unito. Giro di un’oretta a Saint Ives, visitare centro, Tate St Ives (zona artisti) e The Island e la Cappella di St Nicholas. Volendo fanno giri in barca.

Mên-an-Tol, Penzance TR20 8NU, Regno Unito – 30 min

This iconic and highly photogenic site is one of the best known megalithic structures in Britain. The name Men-an-Tol means simply ‘holed stone’ and despite having been considered a significant and popular monument from a very early date, its true purpose remains a mystery.

Sennen Cove Harbour Car Park, Sennen Cove, Penzance TR19 7DA, Regno Unito – 30 min

Da qui, volendo, si può andare anche a piedi fino a Land’s End (30 minuti a piedi) e fino a Nanjizel Beach (altri 30 minuti).

Land’s End Visitors Centre, Sennen, Penzance TR19 7AA, Regno Unito – 8 min + camminata 1h30 circa

The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, Penzance TR19 6JU, Regno Unito – 10 min

Se vogliamo aumentare la strada di 15 minuti fare merenda a Mousehole presso il The Rock Pool Cafe, The Parade, Mousehole, Penzance TR19 6PT, Regno Unito, con vista mare

Pernottamento: Wheal Rodney Holiday Lodges,  Gwallon Lane, Marazion, TR17 0HL (33 min)

L’albergo si trova vicino a St Michael’s Mount – cena vista monte bellissima, con tramonto annesso!

G 15/6 SOUTH CORNWALL –  The Lizard Peninsula & The Gardens

Kynance Cove (45 min)

Cadgwith (15 min)

Durgan and Glendurgan Gardens (40 min) https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/glendurgan-garden – orario 10:30 – 17:30 Mawnan Smith, near Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 5JZ – price £22.50 all family!

Lost Gardens of Heligan (52 min) – prezzi £14.50 adulti e £6.50 bambini oltre 5 anni – 10am-6pm last ticket 4.30pm – GPS ref: 050°17′ 16.02″N 004°48′ 51.73″ W

Pernottamento: Ashby Villa 47 Fore Street Tregony, Truro, TR2 5RW, Regno Unito (13 min)

V16/6 – EAST CORNWALL & SOUTH DORSET – Dartmoor and The Jurassic Coast

Visita Eden Project al mattino (25m) n.b. COMPRARE BIGLIETTI ONLINE 20 GG PRIMA PER GODERE DELLO SCONTO

Visitare Lulworth Cove (15 min in auto) e Durdle Door (distano 20 min a piedi, ma noi l’abbiamo raggiunto in auto)

These natural wonders are very popular with tourists and can get very busy in the middle of the day. There is plenty of parking but even so, the best time to see them is at dawn or dusk with the sun just creeping along the horizon.

The walk from the Cove to Durdle Door is quite challenging especially for children or those of advanced years. The car park accessed through the holiday village at Durdle Door is much more convenient and will encourage you to walk further along the cliff top in the direction of Weymouth.

Pernottamento (15 minuti) presso The Black dog Inn – 50 Main Street, Dorchester, DT2 8ES, Regno Unito

S 17/6 – The White Cliffs of Dover – o meglio… le Seven Sisters! 

Partenza per raggiungere Seven Sisters (2h) / Beachy Head 10 min (A PIEDI)

Il resto della giornata lo abbiamo passato a casa di amici nel Kent 🙂

Pernottamento: AIR BNB vicino a Outwood – 1 h

D 18/6 – Back to Italy 😦

Aeroporto a 15 min da albergo – Lasciare auto entro 9.15 – volo alle 12.10

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