[This trip should have been sponsored by Montiel, Rag & Bone and MOTHER denim because it feels like I only packed things from them. If they want to do a future campaign of overaged bloggers hiking the Cornish coast in Rag & Bone, I better be their first choice.]
Above, what I wore for three days because our bags didn’t come for a few—of course. Rag & Bone capri jeans, scarf, and hat, Rails LA denim shirt and Cami NYC silk lace camisole + Joie silver flats. Prime hiking gear guys.
Cornwall is on the southwest tip of England and is a pretty great, under-the-radar (for Americans) destination for beautiful views, history, food, surfing and beach life, and spectacular hiking. It’s a quick flight from London (or a train ride), and there are amazing hotels and inns to stay at. We stayed in little pubs and inns that were walking distance from the trail, because we actually walked ourselves from town to town, but since I’ve left and looked into my return trip, I’m starting to see that this place is no joke—and a major summer destination for the English.
We booked our hiking trip through a wonderful company called Encounter Walking Holidays, who helped us find lodging along the coastal path, moved our luggage from one town to the next, and were generally just incredibly helpful with suggestions, tips, and recommendations. We rented a car on what would be the “rest day” (unfortunately, we didn’t get to see much because we were on the phone trying to find our bags until 3pm one day).
Here’s the video of the hiking part of the trip—get more details about where we went, stayed, and ate in this post.
[“Tourist” sweatshirt from MOTHER denim—I can’t get enough of this brand these days.]
The entire Southwest Coastal Path skirts along the coastline of Cornwall, between hedgerows and farmlands—completely undeveloped and pristine. We rarely even passed other hikers when we weren’t right inside a town’s limits. Peaceful, serene, and like you in another time. Just so rare to have a place where the land meets the sea and it’s not either private or totally paved.
[Above, my first English pastie! Filled with steak and cheese and potato, sigh.]
[Breakfasts were so up my alley, and perfect fuel for hours of strenuous hiking. I’m not a sweets-for-breakfast kind of girl, so beans and sausage and mushrooms really hit the spot—as you’ll hear in the video above, hehe.]
There are tons more photos to share—and the London, Brussels, and Amsterdam portions of the trip, too!
I can’t wait to get back to this stunning place.