Are You Taking The Precipice?


So, now that we have shed the weak-willed and the hangers-on. Let's get down to the nitty-gritty.

And believe me, the nitty-gritty ain't pretty.

The coast path has a number of qualities but, frankly, the two you need to pay most attention to are steepness and rockiness. Let me demonstrate:-

1. Steepness

Coast path between Zennor and St. Ives, Cornwall 2 No, there aren't any safety features fitted as standard. In fact, there aren't any safety features at all. Approach the edge at your own peril.
Coast path between Zennor and St. Ives, Cornwall 3 No, I will not climb down and rescue you if you fall off!

Please note that in the event of falling off one of the cliffs, we recommend using the 'flailing your arms and screaming aaaaaagh!' technique.

Coast path between Zennor and St. Ives, Cornwall 4 Yes, you really do have to be able to go up and down these sort of paths almost constantly.

2. Rockiness

Coast path between Zennor and St. Ives, Cornwall 5 ..... er, where's the path?
Coast path between Zennor and St. Ives, Cornwall 6 Now, if I can just negotiate these rocks the rest of the walk should be a piece of .....
Coast path between Zennor and St. Ives, Cornwall 7 .....bugger!

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