Mawnan enough hills!
Where shall I go today?……it was so much easier before lockdown when others made these decisions for you. As I’ve ridden to many of our usual destinations I thought I’d follow Robin’s idea and keep to my own parish. After all there are plenty of hills in Mawnan Parish – Maenporth, Durgan and Helford Passage – in fact ten of over 10%.
For every descent I immediately ascended again and state d within the Mawnan Parish boundaries.
Here’s my route:
Starting from home I rode, as on every ride that I do, up the BV Lane (10%) to join the road coming up from Port Navas but this time turning left down to Anna Maria where boats go to die. It was stunningly still and calm.
It was bright and sunny, ideal for cycling so I retraced my route back up the hill (16%) to the BV Hotel and towards Mawnan Village. At the Durgan crossroads I turned left to Higher Penpol and had a shock when I had a 22% ascent returning to the crossroads!
On through the village, with no one around, then left after the garage to go back down to Trenarth Bridge via Bosanneth Valley this time with a 19% rise coming back.
It was left again to see the duck pond- but none around around today.
I met a neighbour on his electric bike as I returned then turned left past Higher Tregarne and the solar farm to the main road for a short leg to the parish boundary by the No Mans Land turning. More bikes than cars on the road as I rode into the village centre taking the road opposite the post office down Carlidnack and as far as Bareppa before retracing my route back to the Mawnan again (a surprisingly steep 16%). I turned left at the Red Lion pedalled down to Maenporth beach for a chat to several locals enjoying their local walk to the beach.
Then it was down to Durgan for more chatting to locals and back up to the crossroads.
I recommend the ride to you all.