Finding Dory: Cornish Coast Weekend
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Have a little adventure with Finding Nemo. We will be staying in a former barn that sits in a rural location in Wadebridge with views of the sea. You can be on the beach (pictured above) within minutes - perfect for an evening sunset.
The beach bunkhouse has a large open plan sitting and dining area, where you can kick-back on the cosy sofas after a long day walking, surfing or adventuring along the coast. Access to the shower rooms, w.c.’s and drying room with a washing machine is outside. Two dormitories are on the first floor accessed by an external staircase. Outside there is an unenclosed grassed area with stunning sea views over the Cornish hedges with wooden benches. You will need to bring your bedding to this bunkhouse.
Our traditional Friday night buffet may be followed by a sunset / star gazing walk!
The South West Coast Path is close by, so on Saturday we can hike to Trevose Head, the beach at Porthcothan or the craggy coves of Bedruthan Steps, enjoying a picnic on the beach.
The bustling harbour of Padstow is also just a 20-minute drive from here which provides alternative opportunities for exploration, especially if you would rather book a boat trip or nose through Padstow's many Michelin star restaurants than do a walk!
In the evening there will be lovely meal provided, and I am sure to offer up some sea-themed cocktails!
On Sunday there could either be an optional short walk or a visit to Padstow followed by a pub meal before we depart.
Join me on this Cornish Coastal Weekend in search of a little blue finned forgetful friend...
Kavos Dory. [Finding Dory]
Cover and last image: Porthcothan beach by Andreas Øverland, unmodified
Padstow harbour and Nemo swimming by findingnemo, unmodified
Trevose Head lifeboat station by Andrew Gustar, unmodified
Trevose Head lighthouse by Darren Shilson, unmodified
Bedruthan Steps by Zen Whisk, unmodified
Beach Head Bunkhouse National Trust, unmodified
Bedruthan Steps by findingnemo, unmodified
What to bring
Bedding: This bunkhouse has bunkbeds with a mattress protector provided only. You will need a sheet and a pillow, duvet or sleeping bag.
Water: bring at least a litre
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Rucksack: or any other bag
Footwear: hiking boots or sturdy trainers
Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
Trousers: ideally not jeans which become heavy and cold in the rain, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
Waterproof jacket: breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry
Hat or cap: stay warm in winter and shaded in summer
Sunglasses: for any sunny day
Sun cream: can be useful even on cloudy days
A torch: A head torch or an phone torch will do if we do pop out under the stars at night.
Snacks: bring biscuits, energy bars, gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit for example and put them somewhere easy to get hold of
Lunch: bring a packed lunch for Saturdays walk. We will not be passing any shops!
Food & drink
On the Friday evening, we'll be having the usual Outdoorlads Buffet and I will be asking everyone to bring a contribution to that. If you can make something, even better! We have a several pescatarians on this event, so please bear this in mind.
An evening meal on Saturday is included and I will offer up a beautiful Fish Pie which I promise will not contain any of Dory's close friends, but possibly her late Codfather! There will be a vegetarian fish pie too!
Breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday will also be included.
Please make sure your dietary information is up to date.
You will need to bring your own packed lunch for the Saturday and any other snacks or drinks that you may need during the weekend.