It’s easy to get depressed in October. All those lovely things like picnics, beach trips, lunch on the patio and admiring attractive people from behind your sunglasses are over.
But don’t get down! There are great things about the end of summer too. No more rubbing suncream into squirming/screaming children, no more worrying about the beach-ready body (that cake at crib time has my name on it), and much less shaving of legs.
There’s one other perk about the end of summer, particularly if you live, or are visiting Cornwall: the beautiful autumn colours. Here are some of our favourite spots near Treworgey for walks in places with spectacular autumn shades. Get your hiking boots on and march away those end-of-summer blues!
Trenant Woods walk (walkable from Treworgey)
Stroll for about 15 minutes going West from Treworgey until you reach the 5 cross way. Turn left and head towards Trenant woods. As you come through the gate that goes from track to field, you will be met by a breathtaking view over the beautiful woodland, the Looe River and the sea beyond. Take a laminated map from our big ‘walks’ file in the info room.
Lanhydrock Estate (25 mins, pictured above)
For a different autumn view, gaze out over the traditional English park land with ancient oaks scattered across it. Or head into the woods (on foot or you can hire bikes!) for leaf-kicking. Have lunch or coffee at the excellent park café to warm up.
Kilminorth Woods (10 min drive or walkable)
Can be reached on foot, or drive the lanes and park at Watergate in a laybay. Follow the footpath sign to take the footpath through the woods along the river, all the way to Looe for a well-earned pasty.
Golitha Falls (20 mins drive, pictured above)
A beautiful ancient woodland walk with the bonus of Golitha falls to look at while you’re there, an the even bigger bonus of the option of lunch at Inky’s Smokehouse, hidden in the woods by the carpark. Go to the Golitha Falls carpark (or Inky’s) and follow your nose around the footpaths through the woods.