Welcome to the latest post in my series about my stay in Cornwall. This post takes us up St Michael’s Mount and covers some of the stuff at the top. There will be at least two and possibly three more posts about the day.
BASE CAMP (!)
Among the places at ground level, before the ascent begins are the restaurant where we would be having lunch and a visitor’s centre which provides a comprehensive introduction. After these one passes through a field that contains a dairy cottage before the ascent begins.
THE ASCENT BEGINS
The climb up to the buildings on top of the mount begins by way of The Pilgrims Steps, continues past the Giant’s Well and the Giant’s Heart and a cannon emplacement. Then comes the first indoor section and a roof terrace where we pause until the next post in this series…
5 thoughts on “A Grockle’s Eye View of Cornwall 8: Ascending St Michael’s Mount”
Beautiful! I wish I’ve taken more time to explore the country when I was there. Thanks for these lovely series 🙂
Thank you for your kind comment. There at least two more events in the near future that will generate series of blog posts – Heritage Open Day in mid-September and one of my cousins’ weddings on September 29th.
Google’s dictionary describes a Grockle as “a holidaymaker, especially one visiting Devon or Cornwall” (however, the Cornish tend to use their own term “Emmet” to describe the same people).
Accepted – but I think that “A Grockle’s Eye View of Cornwall” has a better ring than “An Emmet’s Eye View of Cornwall”, and in any case this is the 8th post in this series, so it is a bit late to change tack.