Ancient lanes – Cornwall’s other beauty

UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_6618Cornwall’s spectacular coastline is the first thing many people think of when bringing the county to mind. But its miles of country lanes are beautiful too.

I particularly love the holloways – ancient roads carved out by countless feet, hooves and cartwheels over the centuries.

Small wonder that these paths with their high sides and narrow gauge are only just suitable for cars (although tractors still seem to manage.)

But the deep verges and overhanging trees give these routes their magic, creating a lush green tunnel that envelops the traveller.

Driving down one is like forest bathing by car – and should be done slowly!

The back route into Boscastle, taking the lane behind the village’s slate name sign, is one of my favourite approaches to the cottage.UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_65ea

 

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