Now, as you will discover shortly, St. Michael's Way actually skirts around the base of Trencrom Hill and, so, there is no need to ascend to the summit.
But if you've got the time (or are only doing part of the walk) you really should do.
Because it's there, of course. And because it gives you the best elevated view of the peninsula that you can get.
According to local legend a giant used to live on Trencrom Hill, as did one on St. Michael's Mount. One day the giant on St. Mike's Mount wanted to borrow a hammer and so asked the giant on Trencrom to chuck it to him.
Unfortunately, back at Mont Saint Michel, Mrs. Giant decided to make an untimely intervention. Blinded by looking into the sun she failed to spot the flying tool and copped it straight in the mush thus rendering her into Mrs. Ex-Giant.
Her hubby buried her near the Causeway and fetched a large stone from elsewhere and laid it over her grave. The Great Hogus (I kid you not) at Marazion [See later on] is said to be a type of stone encountered nowhere else in the area.
Any truth in the story then? Well, it was told to me by legendary local raconteur, Harding Laity, and he has been round long enough to have possibly witnessed the incident!
Meanwhile, enjoy the view (just don't chuck any tools about).
Right, back to the walk, then.
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