Freathy landslip and a yearly roundup

I mentioned in a previous post that I would report back on a rumoured landslip at Freathy. We managed a last walk of 2012 yesterday and were able to tell neighbours that, yes the rumours were true.


We had to make our way down via a newly made path, the bracken and ivy had been cleared and strimmed away but on the descent we noted the steps seemed too old to have been made so quickly and presumed they had always been there, nature taking a hold and covering them over time as people used the easier route down. This new/old path brings you down around the back of the lifeguard hut.


the newly made path at Freathy


the descent


the old route to the right and the new to the left.

as you can see the new route is somewhat steeper so may put some people off using it but below is why there had to be a new path made. There’s no getting away from the fact that it can’t be replaced.


For an update on cliff falls along the South West Coastal path click here.

Yesterday reminded me of a trip to the beach this time last year (same weather) so I put together a photo montage of 2012 on the cliff for the end of year post- enjoy.


The tide had left wonderful pool patterns on the sand, here’s our friend Tony navigating his way around them, in the wrong shoes!


Rame Head on a misty winter morning


Appendages washed up in the winter tides!

View of the bay 13.1.12

View looking west across the bay to Looe in winter sunshine


driftwood kindling for the fire

beach in January

Sometimes the bay is at its most dramatic when there’s no-one else around


some driftwood doesn’t make it to the fire

high tide

cotton wool clouds at high tide


a calm early summers day, not sure what the weather will do!


it did this quite a bit


but likewise did this.

 low tide at the height of summer
you can get the beach pretty much to yourself even at the height of summer


but not at high tide


This was taken about six weeks ago!


and this about ten days before Christmas.


Goodnight 2012 and a Happy New Year.


About Ruth

I am an actor and theatre maker, I moved down to the SW of England 19 years ago with my partner and son. Five years ago we bought a chalet on the Rame Peninsula and are fully embracing life of the cliff.
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2 Responses to Freathy landslip and a yearly roundup

  1. Jody says:

    Ruth, you blog is one of my absolute favorites! Each time I visit I just want to walk right into your beautiful photos. One of my favorite posts is when you found that gorgeous fishing net that would have given your home the absolute “Christo” touch. Thank you for sharing! I wish you a very happy and peaceful New Year!

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