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College staff explore the Cornish coastline

Date: 31 Mar 2015

The Health, Wellbeing and Sport team organised a staff walk event for a sunny weekend in March. All staff were invited to come along and take part in one of two walks around Crantock on the north Cornish coast. The walks both started off at West Pentire and followed the coast path west towards Holywell.
All walkers headed off on the same route around the headland towards Polly Joke, taking in beautiful views on what was a perfect spring morning. The longer walk (6.2 miles) encompassed West Pentire Headland, Polly Joke, the Kelsey’s, Holywell Headland, Cubert Common, Crantock Village and finishing up heading along Crantock Beach to come up at the steps just below the car park. The shorter walk of 3 miles stayed closer to the village of Crantock and suited those wanting something slightly more gentle on a Sunday morning.
Everyone made it round ready to enjoy the famous ‘Bowgie Inn Sunday Roast.’ The warm sunny decking overlooking the stunning Crantock Beach was a great place to reconvene and re-fuel!
Staff and HE Activator Lora Millward, who organised the event said: “It was great to see a wide range of staff from varying departments meet up and come along to do something a little bit active on a Sunday morning. The weather was just perfect and the scenery around this part of the county sells itself. The feedback I have received since has been really positive and I am already being asked when the next walk will be!”
Due to its success another walk is planned for the summer term, giving staff the opportunity to explore a different part of this beautiful county.



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