Another grey day though still quite warm and more importantly dry. Today we are leaving the car at home and walking the short distance along the main road (which is now getting very busy as people pile onto and off the Lizard bound for and from the Point, Kynance Cove or Kennack Sands) to the turn off for Predannack Airfield. The airfield dates back to 1941 and the second WW but is now used as a training ground for nearby RNAS Culdrose helicopter flying and cattle grazing – fortunately these particular beauties were on the airfield side of the fence…
The footpath meanders through the downs, roughly following the perimeter fence with occasional sea glimpses (ahead initially towards Mullion) and then on our right as we turn southwards towards the Lizard.
Though not the most scenic walk it was indeed very peaceful, with mostly just birdsong for company as we didn’t see another soul – until we got nearer the active part of the airfield where we were joined by a couple of low flyers!!
We didn’t continue on to Lizard village, rather opting to cut across the downs through Windmill Farm Nature Reserve and completing this 7 mile circuit with a short walk back up the main road home.
Note Poppydog was kept on a very short lead through the reserve where dogs are strictly not allowed but we didn’t see anything for her to disturb anyway!