Tuesday, 12 June 2012

I Love The Lizard, Cornwall

This is my 100th blog post.  Wow.  I was delighted to write my first piece for the Guardian about great places to eat on a budget in North Devon.  Busy busy.  To celebrate I'm going to indulge in a couple of photos of one of my favourite places in the world: The Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall.  These places are all within about 10 miles of each other.
 This is The Lizard Point, the most southerly part of mainland England.  I met a friendly forager here who tempted us to nibble a couple of the local plants.  From this position there were about seven different wild edible plants within four feet of us.
 This is Mullion harbour


The archetypally Cornish fishing village of Cadgwith.  Beautiful thrift in the foreground.

It is beautiful, rugged, remote and  just a very relaxing place to be.  

I have previously described some of my favourite things to eat there including the sinfully divine Hope's Cinnamon and Pecan Buns, Polpeor Cafe and Ann's Pasties, but actually you can't beat a little rustic picnic featuring Hope's gruyere and cumin bread, spiced pears, Helford Blue cheese (plus Tesco olives, Cornwall haven't got around to producing those....yet)


Choclette said...

Congratulations on your 100th post and your Guardian article - great stuff. The Lizard is one of our favourite places too. When it comes to foraging, did you know there are goji berries to be had at Cadgwith

Wally B said...

What a beautiful place. Congratulations on the centenary:)

Grazing Kate said...

Choclette - you'll have to tell me where to find the gojis. On the cliff path? Actually better DM me or there might not be any left!

Wally - thanks, it is stunning and those photos don't even really do it justice. As it's a peninsula you get all the different types of coast (rugged surfing to calm swimming) and the geography is so interesting too - open flat spaces plus woodland and creeks. It feels a bit like an island. Lots of tourists bypass it too to get to the more popular destinations of Lands End or St Ives.

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