Distance: 1.25 miles
There is part of the route that needs to be timed with the tide for access. Some rocks may be slippy so take care.
Duration: 4 hours
The walk usually lasts around 4 hours, but this can vary depending on group size and speed levels, plus I do get easily carried away and often run over time so if you need to leave by a certain time please let me know at the beginning.
This is a dog friendly location all year around, however dogs need to be kept on a lead on the footpath leading from St Uny Church to Porthkidney Sands.
Parking & Facilities
In the parking area outside St Uny Church. If this is full there is on road parking leading up to it.
There are no facilities. The nearest toilets are at St Erth train station.
What to Bring
- Plate or bowl and fork or spoon for the cook-up at the end
- Something to drink (we mean water not alcohol, but we won't judge!)
- Something to sit on at the end (a blanket or coat if you don't fancy sitting on sand or grass)
- A basket or bag to collect things
- Notepad to take notes
- Camera to take visual notes
- Snacks (if you need tiding over until the food at the end of the walk)
This location is 2.5 miles (4.0 km) southeast of St Ives and 1 mile (1.6 km) west of Hayle.
The postcode should take you there with no problems:
St Uny Church, Lelant, Saint Ives, TR26 3DT
If you are arriving by train the nearest station is Lelant (not Lelant Saltings). It is a 6 minuite walk from the station to the church, along The Saltings and up Green Lane.
- During the walk we will get to stop and nibble on raw wild foods. Please always double check with me that you have selected the correct plant before eating our finds. We will also handle some inedible and poisonous species.
- Some plants are not suitable for pregnant women so please let me know beforehand or give me a discreet nod if that is the case.
What to Wear
Please wear sturdy footwear and dress for the weather. There is a lot of standing around to look and talk about the various plants so it can get very cold at times. I would recommend layers. We are often in exposed areas and the wind can feel freezing!