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|On the cliff path to Gribbin
From Polkerris the coastal path
leads to Gribbin Head, owned by the National Trust. The walker
has left Polkerris out of sight half a mile behind her and we
are getting a glimpse of Par beach a mile-and-a-half to the north.
||St Austell Bay and the Dodman
The view across St Austell Bay can be dramatic.
The headland ten miles away is the Dodman while the fishing port
of Mevagissey lies 6 miles distant at two o'clock from the sunlit
|The Gribbin Day Mark
The Gribbin Day Mark was built in 1832 by Trinity House as a navigational
aid and has only recently been made redundant by satellite navigation
systems and radar. The National Trust occasionally open it to
the public during the summer as indicated by the flag. You are
issued with a torch at the bottom of the tower. Don't forget your
||Polridmouth and the Fowey Estuary
from the Gribbin
From the top
of the Gribbin Day Mark we look towards Polridmouth beach and
the mouth of the Fowey estuary. The distant houses (right) outlie
the village of Polruan to the east of the estuary opposite the
ancient sea-port of Fowey (out of sight) which takes ships of
up to 12,000 tonnes. The picture is not torn - the white is the
top of the rough-hewn parapet.
|Polridmouth Cottage, Menabilly
This very special cottage sits beside a private
freshwater lake opposite a sandy cove and secluded beach - an
idyllic spot. Enjoy tranquil surroundings with tiered garden,
terrace and pond close to the estate woodland. Access is via a
private woodland track. (Incidentally Polridmouth is invariably
closeness of the cottage to the beach is apparent from this and
the next photograph. The cottage provides well-furnished accommodation,
a small conservatory, outside toilet. Cooking by Rayburn and gas
with Oil Central Heating, Parking for 3 cars, Cot, Colour Television
and Video, Dishwasher, Microwave, Washing machine, High chair,
Garden furniture. There are lawns and an elevated garden and unfenced
pond (Please supervise children). No smoking, please and due to
the close proximity of wild birds on the lake, dogs are not allowed.
|Polridmouth and the Gribbin
Polridmouth Beach is unspoilt - it
has no public road leading to it - access is on foot or by boat.
The stream beside Polridmouth Cottage has been dammed to make
a lake and wildlife sanctuary.
Photographs © 2001 Douglas Steven