WALK | Cornwall | St Issey-Padstow

Padstow’s Camel Estuary


THE WALK

A 5 mile circular walk to take in a short stretch of the Saints Way between St Issey and Padstow was reduced to 4.5 miles with a bit of poor map reading! So even with the power of iPhone’s GPS you can still go wrong!


MAP

ORDNANCE SURVEY – Route planner map of today’s walk

Ordnance Survey iPhone/iPad app Map

As you can see we lost the loop around Dennis Farm and skirting the edge of the River Camel.

We use the Ordnance Survey route planner app for iPhone/iPad to create all our walks these days ….. the GPS accuracy is amazing ….. especially useful when the paths just disappear!

But like today you’ve obviously still got to pay attention!


PHOTOS

Photographs taken on today’s walk were taken exclusively with my new IPHONE 11 PRO MAX. I intend to use it, along with my Nikon Coolpix A compact camera, on our upcoming holiday to Nepal at Xmas…..so this was it’s first trial run.

Walkers on the St Issey to Padstow walk

We managed to get on the wrong side of the Little Petherick Creek so I’m guessing the quality of the path and surroundings would have been slightly better. As it is the creek still looked rather nice, it just shortened the walk a bit.

Lovely grassy flatlands around the edge of Little Petherick Creek
Glennis taking in the view…..there was quite a bit of seabird activity on the water
Trying out the Wide Angle Lens capability of the iPhone…..not bad
A bonus for taking that wrong turn was a spectacular view of the creek’s bridge
Now it was a trudge across muddy fields to get back to St Issey Church
Yes there was a lot of mud!
St Issey Church…..Grade I listed apparently…..maybe a little too pristine though

CHURCHES

We love finishing our walks at one of Cornwall’s churches. It was a really sunny day and although I thought St Issey Church looked a little too pristine the resulting black & white images turned out to be some of the most pleasing. To see the Photo Album click here: ALBUM-ST ISSEY CHURCH


SUMMARY

A pleasant enough walk although certainly not one of the best. The route involved quite a few muddy fields which may not be so much of a problem in the summer but perhaps better to steer clear of this one in the winter.

St Issey Church looked far too manicured for our taste although the photo’s were quite surprising when converted to black & white.


STATISTICS

GARMIN FENIX 5X – Activity tracker data of today’s walk

Garmin Fenix 5X app Data

It’s interesting, and quite comical at times, to compare the Ordnance Survey route and time predictions with the route and time we actually take. Quite often we stop to take photo’s, admire the views, get sidetracked or even get lost…..yes occasionally even GPS loses the signal and can temporarily point us in the wrong direction….so the route can look quite different and be quite a bit longer at the end of the day!


PHOTO EQUIPMENT

IPHONE 11 PRO MAX: With it’s new three lens system and now waterproof the iPhone Pro Max is a perfect companion on our walks for selfies, panoramas, videos and to view our Ordnance Survey route planner maps.

iPhone 11 Pro Max

REFERENCES

CORNWALL WALKS TO CHURCHES – Guide book by Diane Pe

I have used this book extensively, sadly only available secondhand now, since we started walking more in Cornwall. Her book triggered the idea of my Churches project which is now the main focus of my photography. A visit to one of Cornwall’s amazing little churches at the end of a walk rounds our day off perfectly, they are not only full of photographic possibilities but also extremely peaceful and serene places to be.

CORNISH HISTORIC CHURCHES TRUST – Charity for Cornwall’s Churches

Also a useful source of information about Cornwall’s Churches. I have only recently discovered the good work that this Trust does and have been very impressed. Cornwall has the nicest churches in the world, they are not too grand, their simplicity being the reason that they are such pleasant places to be. So it’s important that they remain here for a long time so future generations can enjoy them…..there’s nowhere in any town or any place that has the same ambience.

ORDNANCE SURVEY – We always use their iPhone/iPad route planner app to create our walks and to check out any car journey routes. Can’t go walking without GPS these days ….. love it!

MET OFFICE – Used on every walk for weather information. An invaluable tool in planning what gear to take.

WIKIPEDIA – For finding information quickly Wikipedia is far and away the best, most convenient, useful source for anything ….. whatever their critics say! I use it all the time for information about places we visit on our walks.


LINKS

For Information on The Saints Way click here: INFO: THE SAINTS WAY

For Information on St Issey Church click here: INFO: ST ISSEY CHURCH

To view the ‘serious’ photos of St Issey Church full size click here: PIKTOUR PHOTO ALBUM: ST ISSEY CHURCH

To view the full Blog list click here: PIKTOUR: BLOG

To go to the Home Page click here: PIKTOUR: HOME


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