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Shan Uglow walked the Cornish Coast for wildlife. Photo by Adrian Langdon. Shan Uglow walked the Cornish Coast for wildlife. Photo by Adrian Langdon.

Shan completes the Cornish coast path to raise money for the Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Shan Uglow from Tregoodwell near Camelford spent 28 days during the gorgeous weather of September into early October walking the Cornish coast path from the south coast opposite Plymouth around to the North Cornwall border with Devon. By Adrian Langdon.

Walking an average of 10 miles per day and carrying a pack of over 10 kilos she took in the sights and sounds of the wild at every turn in the path.

Wildlife highlights included seeing hundreds of gannets diving and skimming the tops of the waves along with grey seals swimming in the surf in close proximity to surfers sharing their habitat.

There were so many special places around the coast and some of her favourites were Kynance Cove, Gwennap, Sennen, Godrevy, Lamorna and Bedruthan Steps before getting to the familiar places near her home such as Polzeath, Port Isaac and the Strangles.

As the fine weather continued Shan camped under canvas most nights but was greeted at weekends by her husband Kingsley with their campervan.

A profusion of insects were seen along the path and she was particularly taken by the number of ivy bushes sporting hundreds of bees, wasps and butterflies.

Of the many non-seabirds she spotted were Peregrine falcons, kestrels, buzzards, ravens, wheatears, stonechats, pipits and linnets.

The diversity of the Cornish coast in terms of geology was always fascinating from the granite outcrops in West Cornwall to the purple and green slate of the Camel estuary and of course the many mineral deposits for which the county has always been famous. Many of these minerals leaving wonderful colours and patterns as they leach from the rocks along the water’s edge.

Shan admits that things got pretty tough at day 23 when “everything ached” but the fantastic weather meant she only got wet once and looks to have raised in the region of £600 for the Cornwall Wildlife Trust to enable them to continue their work protecting the flora and fauna of this very special county.

 

If you want to fundraise for us let us know, you will also find a downloadable fundraising pack giving you advice and tips to help plan your activity.

If you would like to discuss a fundraising idea for the Trust then please contact the fundraising department, via email or on (01872) 273 939.

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