Day 5 was our longest walk, 13 miles from Sennen to Lamorna Cove. Almost as soon as we left Sennen we could see our first landmark - Land's End - in the distance.
|The First and Last Refreshment House was built in the 19th Century and still serves snacks and souvenirs|
|Enys Dodnan and the Armed Knight Rock|
This unusual rock formation is apparently a popular place for rock-climbing. We stopped to watch two climbers make their way down. It's not an activity that appeals to me!
But I do like eating cream teas, so the Porthgwarra Cove Cafe was a welcome sight.
After fortifying ourselves for the rest of the walk we continued on the path to St. Levan's well, a pre-Christian holy well perched on the cliff top. The water is considered to have healing properties and is still used by the church for baptisms.
There was a play in progress while we were there but we were allowed onto a viewing platform and were able to look down on the auditorium and stroll in the theater's sub-tropical garden.
From the theater, steep steps lead down to Porthcurno Beach. The steps are part of the Coastal Path which meant that, after a quick spot of sunbathing on the beach, the next stretch of the path was all uphill.
It was a relief to get back onto the moors.
|We weren't the only ones on the moors.|
But it wasn't long before we were faced with yet another descent. This time into the small fishing village of Penberth Cove . Even before we got down into the village we could clearly see our next uphill climb.
|Looking down on Penberth Cove|
|Stepping stones connect the path to the village|
It's four miles from Penberth Cove to Lamorna and those four miles were probably the hardest miles of the trip. They weren't the most strenuous, but we'd already walked for hours and it was hard to judge how fast we were walking given the uneven terrain. Three times we approached a headland thinking Lamorna must surely be in sight - only to find yet another uninhabited stretch leading to the next headland!
Finally, we were rewarded with the view we had been looking for: Lamorna Cove.
|A welcome sight for weary walkers|
|A welcome sight - the Lamorna Cove Hotel|
|The Lamorna Wink|
It proved to be the perfect end to a wonderful day.