Monday, 26 August 2019

Cali has been to Tintagel

We decided to go to the Trewethett Farm Caravan Club Site at Tintagel for the Bank Holiday weekend.  We stayed there nine years ago when we had our caravan, but this is the first time we'e visited with Cali.

We arrived on a Friday afternoon and as it was Bank Holiday weekend there were very few pitches left, but we found a lovely sheltered pitch on a grassed area at the edge of the site.  The site is on top of the cliff and we remembered from our caravan visit that it can get very windy, so we were glad to have some shelter from a hedge.  After setting up we sat out to enjoy the glorious sunshine.

Pitch 14 Trewethett Farm

Unfortunately Steve has had problems with his foot so we didn't do as much walking as we had planned, but on Saturday he was able to walk the coast path to Tintagel.  The coast path passes the edge of the site and it a lovely, and challenging, two mile walk into the village.

From Willapark looking back towards Trewethett Farm

Tintagel isn't one of our favourite villages.  It was very crowded and there are too many tacky gift shops - it's also very overpriced.  It was interesting to see the new £4m bridge that links the castle to the mainland - there were so many people walking across the bridge it looked like a line of ants!

Tintagel Bridges

The day got much hotter in the afternoon, so we were glad to get back to Cali mid afternoon.  We sat outside for a while until it got too windy and we retreated inside Cali.

On Sunday we walked in the other direction to Boscastle, which is a village we both like.  The weather was completely different from the previous day - very cloudy and a lot cooler which was much better for walking.  Although Boscastle was busy (as expected on a Bank Holiday weekend) it wasn't as crowded as Tintagel had been on the previous day.

Boscastle Harbour

It's hard to believe that it's fifteen years since the Boscastle Floods - hopefully that's an event that won't be repeated. After lunch we had a potter around a few shops, a pot of tea and cake and enjoyed all the activities that were taking place on the quay. Again, we walked back mid afternoon so Steve could rest his foot.

On Monday we had a lazy morning on site before heading back early afternoon.  This is a lovely site in a fabulous location, but there does need to be some upgrading of facilities.  It was one of the most expensive sites we have visited this year but had some of the worst facilities.  Hopefully there will be some upgrading work before we return.

23-26 August 2019

1 comment:

  1. Hi Kath, Glad you enjoyed your break. It is a shame when places get too busy.

    Suppose the site is expensive because of what it is close to. Most tourist areas seem to be more expensive.

    Hope Steves foot gets better ready for your next break away. Sue