to Terence Coventry Sculpture Park
point and OS Grid reference:
Harbour (SW 785182)
Explorer 103 – The Lizard – Falmouth and Helston
Distance: 1.2 miles
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This is not so much a “walk” as a
“stroll”, suitable perhaps for a fine evening
I have included this as a walk
in its own right as the Terence
Coventry Sculpture Park is a hidden (and free) gem. It is “hidden” in
the sense that there seems to be little publicity about its existence and I
was only alerted to it when chatting to a local man. Its anonymity is a
shame as, although personally I was definitely behind the door when artistic
appreciation was handed out, I nevertheless found this extensive display of
sculptures fascinating. Just a very few of the sculptures are shown in my
photographs. There are many more.
This walk from Coverack could be included as
a diversion during the Coverack
to Kennack Sands walk if you have time but you are likely to be here longer
than you think because it is so interesting.
Parking is “on street” in Coverack but
this is limited and the bulk of the parking spaces are on the northern
approach to the village on the B3293, where there is an “honesty box”.
There is also a pay and display car park and toilets next to it. There is
also a small “honesty box” car park to the rear of the Paris hotel but
chances of there being space are slim.
The walk is described from Coverack Harbour.
To get to Coverack, follow the B3293 off the A3083 from Helston to Lizard.
Walk up the steep road west from the harbour,
passing a house on the left bearing a tablet in honour of Elizabeth Coad.
Continue along the road until you reach the
school and immediately after it, turn left at the road junction passing the
school play area.
Stay on the road to the thatched cottage (Chynhalls)
and immediately after it is a large bungalow (Porthbeer). Take the public
footpath along the left hand side of the bungalow.
Follow this obvious path, initially alongside
the caravan park, until you reach a strip of what looks like a concrete path
crossing the path you are on. The sculptures are in two fields, one to the
left and one to the right.
Return is the same way, or alternatively,
continue to the coast and turn left back to Coverack on the Coast Path.
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hiking equipment/clothing before your trip see the Hiking
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