Tin Coast

Spring is in the air – cycling to Pendeen Lighthouse

Boat Cove on Gurnard's head
Boat Cove on Gurnard’s head

So its 13th March and it feels like the first day of spring so off on my trusty steed I go. Pendeen is one of my favoured cycle routes in the far South West of Cornwall and so I decided to have a look round the Pendeen coast.

Calartha Cottages

Calartha Cottages - cycle routes in the far South West of Cornwall
Calartha Cottages

I cycled over to Calartha Cotttages which are on the way down to Pendeen Lighthouse. What a peaceful and tranquil place to live.  Ann North, who owns Calartha Farm and the cottages, has four cosy holiday lets that you can stay at, (she advertises them through Classic Cottages).

And what a view you will wake up to from there.

View from Calartha Cottages - cycle routes in the far South West of Cornwall
View from Calartha Cottages

Its a great place to stay if you want easy access to the coastal paths for cycling or walking. St. Just is only a couple of miles away, Gurnard’s Head is a great cycle along the B3306 if you want a drink and good food that you want to eat and a garden with a view. See our routes for more on this cycle ride.

Gurnard's Head St. Ives Cornwall - cycle routes in the far South West of Cornwall
Gurnards Head nr. St. Ives

Its also easily accessible for Penzance, St. Ives, Sennen and Porthcurno.

Pendeen Lighthouse

After visiting Ann,  I freewheeled down to Pendeen Lighthouse which is always spectacular to look out from, whatever the weather.

Road to Pendeen Lighthouse - cycle routes in the far South West of Cornwall
Road to Pendeen Lighthouse

I love the feeling of being so close to the coast and hear the waves hitting the rocks.

View of Geevor from Pendeen Lighthouse - cycle routes in the far South West of Cornwall
View of Geevor from Pendeen Lighthouse

Back up the hill.. low gear most of the way phew…  At the top I stopped off to get myself a bite for lunch to take back home, they have a good stock of food there. Lil was also frying today, but didn’t fancy chips, (save that indulgence for another day).

Shops at Pendeen - cycle routes in the far South West of Cornwall
Shops at Pendeen