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Franchis Holidays – July 2016

This is the final instalment in my ongoing write-up of everything I did in Cornwall, almost two-months ago. Posts about August’s visit to Shropshire will begin soon.

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Here, I’m going to ‘review’ the camp site I stayed at – Franchis Holidays, near Mullion.

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Goonhilly Downs

Monday 18th July 2016

After a morning at the beach beside St. Michael’s Mount and an afternoon spent reading at the camp site, I needed something to eat for dinner.

Another short drive in to Mullion and I bought a sausage bap [I hate that word] with chips before driving on towards Goonhilly Downs – the unmistakable site of radio telescopes (dishes) that I’d spotted on the drive down through Cornish countryside.

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SWCP: Kynance Cove to Ruan Minor

Sunday 17th July 2016

Although I’d opted to stop for lunch a few hundred metres south of Kynance Cove and away from the mass of sunbathers, I also knew that I wasn’t too far from Lizard Point; one of the highlights of this walk, as set out when I had initially planned it.

Lizard Point was just one thrown too far. I was hungry and, although my lunch box was ill-prepared, I was aware of the benefits of stopping sooner; unsure of exactly how much further I would otherwise have to walk.

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