Sunday, 7 March 2010

Portreath Tramroad

Mike has had to go to London today as he has an appointment at Moorfields Eye Hospital early tomorrow morning. Paul very kindly offered to pick him up at 9 o'clock and deliver him to Redruth station to catch the London train and so I've had a whole day to myself with a list of jobs as long as my arm!

After walking Hamish this morning to see his Grandma and report that Mike was on the train and stage one of his journey was going to plan, we came on home to start on some very necessary housework. It was all going splendidly until Hamish decided that he needed a trip out again for another constitutional! Back home to the housework again. A break for lunch then more cleaning!

After hearing that Mike had arrived at Paddington, met up with Jamie and found the Travelodge where they were staying tonight I said the magic word to Hamish - Walkies! It was now just after 4 o'clock but still very sunny so we set off along the Mineral Tramroad ...




It's quite safe for pedestrians although the odd bicycle can be found creeping up behind you but thankfully this cycle ride had finished by the time we were walking it ...

It runs parallel and just a bit higher than the road ...

I don't let Hamish off the lead as there are many tracks and routes down and I'd hate him to get inquisitive and get hit by a car on the road. This is what I call the cyclist's tree ...

I swear it has been left to grow like this so it can catch cyclists who are busy chatting and not concentrating on where they're going!

We then approached the first of the road crossings ...

The road is very obvious now and there's nothing to stop Hamish from zooming off downwards ...
Approaching Bridge and we come to a small bit of the track that is privately owned ...

There were a few daffodils in bloom here ...

Then another gate ...

and another guide to show us which way to go ...

The Bridge Garage was just below us ...

I decided to go as far as the Factory shops and then turn around ...

Looking on over the fields you can see Redruth in the distance ...

So it was back on the same track ...


and we were soon at the road crossing again ...

We passed the seat and I promise I didn't stop for a rest even if my legs were complaining ...

Now we're back to where we started the tramroad ...

Along Sunnyvale Road where they've had to build a nice new wall because the road kept falling down into the field. It looks very smart now!

A short step home to a very welcome cuppa and a big bowl of water for Hamish.

7 comments:

Penny said...

I really love your walks, thank you.

PamelaB said...

Lovely pics I feel as if I was there.

Chris said...

Enjoyed your walk too :-) x

Jo Anne said...

Fred says can he come on this walk next time woof woof!

Paul said...

you will have to show me where this track begins, looks perfect to include when I cycle Portie to Devoran & a lot safer than the main road!

pilatesMAD said...

lovely walk, lovely photos!

the magic valley said...

a lovely walk down memory lane, thanks sally-ann xx