Cornish Coast Path
The walk from Porthleven to Falmouth is fifty-odd miles and crosses a range of terrains and habitats from meadows to disused quarries on the South-West Cornish coast path. I was lucky enough to walk it during four glorious days of sunshine, seeing a multitude of wildlife enjoying the warm weather. Elusive Adders bathed in the sun while Skylarks fluttered and sang out loud on the exposed heathland, whereas in the more confined woodland paths Foxes and Stoats dashed past as busy birds were feeding their recently fledged young. One of the most interesting species I saw was the Woodchat Shrike; this is certainly a very unusual bird to see in the UK as it mainly sticks to the mainland continent. However occasional sightings are made and on close inspection the individual looks a lot like one. A long walk that regularly is changed by the habitat type surrounding it is an ideal way of seeing multiple different species in a relatively short time frame and I could not recommend the South-West Cornish coast path anymore highly.
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