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Footsteps 61001

Cornwall's Coast Path

 Film Details


 : Global Television
 Episode Number: 61001
 Title: Cornwall's Coast Path
 Languages: E De
  10 Mins
 Produced: 2020

The county of Cornwall is located in the south-west of England. The small fishing village Coverack is the starting point for a hike along the coast. A rather lonely area at the beginning of the Lizard Peninsula, which juts out like a finger into the English Channel. Once an infamous reloading point for smuggled goods.

Unlike large parts of England, the south-west is not a chalk plateau but a huge granite formation that breaks off towards the sea. The shape of the coast is fascinating. Deep down, protected and well hidden, lies the small village Cadgwith, whose good times passed long ago with the demise of the sardine shoals.

From here, the coastal path maintained by the National Trust leads further south, towards Devil's Frying Pan, which soon appears in the distance. We are approaching Lizard Point, the southernmost place in Great Britain. From here, on July 29th 1588 at around 4 o'clock in the afternoon, the Spanish Armada was sighted for the first time.

A coastal walk to the southern end of Cornwall is an extraordinary experience which touches all senses.