St Michael’s Way Walk – Saturday 13th May

With a peal of bells at St Uny Church at Lelant, our small CFF group set off for the 12.5 mile walk along the St Michael’s Way.  The weather was bright and sunny.  The sea along the Hayle estuary  to Carbis Bay was an azure blue with clear sandy beaches.  You could have been somewhere exotic in the world!  From Carbis Bay there was the steep uphill walk to Knill monument.  We stopped here for our first reading on the theme of pilgrimage which was in fact a song sung by Michaela from the Bahai faith.

For the next couple of miles we walked along grassy footpaths adorned by beautiful spring hedgerows.  Our next stop was on Trencrom Hill.  From here you can see both coasts of Cornwall  – Godrevy and St Ives Bay and St Michael’s Mount and Mount’s Bay.  We imagined the pilgrims of the past stopping at this awesome point of the St Michael’s Way.

A short break for lunch as the weather was rolling in grey clouds and we still had some way to go!  We set off and reached the village of Ludgvan, and then on the homeward straight through some Agapanthas fields towards Marazion. The weather was by now turning wet and we finally walked through the marshland/nature reserve at Marazion.  After the 12.5 mile walk we stopped for a well earned ‘cuppa’ before making our way back to the car at Penzance.

It was a day full of contrasting scenery and weather and walk was enjoyed by us all (well except for the hills!).  It was good to travel as the pilgrims of the past had done and to encounter the landmarks they would have seen.  Thanks to everyone for their support and for sponsoring us.