As warmer days approach, the coast path is awakening with spring flowers and louder birdsong, enticing walkers to explore new routes. We caught up with our Ambassadog, Rudy, and his owner Laura to find out which route is a spring favourite for them……
Rudy has been enjoying his role as our South West Coast Path Ambassadog, with recent walking highlights being the Hartland Quay circular walk and Teignmouth, with its fittingly named Labrador Bay. When it comes to spring walks, however, Rudy enjoys the Basset’s Cove and Tehidy route. This circular walk is a moderate one, with a couple of steep climbs, and ample wildflowers.
You can join this route from various points, but Rudy likes to start at Portreath beach and make his way inland to the beautiful woodlands of Tehidy Country Park. At this time of year there are stunning displays of bluebells to be enjoyed, alongside rows of wild garlic and you might even spot a squirrel or two if you’re lucky.
At the end of the park the SWCP awaits again, leading you out to the North Cliffs, where there are spectacular views to be had. Rudy often enjoys a rest looking out across Basset’s Cove. His humans got engaged here so it is often the planned picnic stop where Rudy waits patiently for any leftover sandwich crusts. The returning route is easy to navigate, heading back towards Portreath. Rudy is fond of meandering down into the steep valley and climbing out again, until reaching the headland and more great coastal views.
When returning back to Portreath there are plenty of refreshment options and amenities, or Rudy simply enjoys a pause on the beach.
Follow in Rudy’s pawprints
You can follow Rudy’s adventures @cornishrudy
A big thank you to Rudy and Laura for sharing their spring walk with us.