Turning right, I depart the sparse open ground of St.Eval.
With the tranquillity of the Cornish lanes, I pick up speed descending into the sheltered Vale of Lanherne, and the beautiful village of St.Mawgan-in-Pydar.
Set in the Vale of Lanherne, the church is the jewel of St.Mawgan-in-Pydar. Endowed by the Arundells of Lanherne who lived here from the 13th to 18th centuries. It is now occupied by the Franciscan Sisters of the immaculate convent, Lanherne.
With its cricket ground, ancient 16th century ‘The Falcon Inn’, ford, convent, small primary school, stores/post office and Japanese gardens with a bonsai nursery.
Leaving the beautiful village, I tackle the very steep climb up onto another plateau; Newquay airport.