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Coastal Path Walking

Published on 19/08/2019 11:57

by Liz Braiden (comments: 0)

 

There's is nothing more rejuvenating then a peaceful coastpath walk on a sunny day.

The 630 mile South West Coast Path is the longest stretch of coastal path in England. With its rugged cliffs, tin mines, heritage sites, diverse wildlife, interesting geology and spectacular scenery, it offers a wonderful way to explore the stunning coastline surrounding Perranporth and the local areas.

HEADING SOUTH FROM PERRANPORTH

To access the South West Coast Path from Perranporth heading south, walk up Cliff Road behind The Seiners pub. At the top of the hill pause for a moment at the sundial to take in the glorious view of Perranporth beach before continuing up, behind Droskyn Castle, to the Youth Hostel where the Coast Path can be picked up towards St Agnes.

To St Agnes
3.6 miles

A stunning walk along the cliff top, the coast path then descends down into picturesque and sheltered Trevaunance Cove with its clear water, rock pools to explore and great waves to surf. A pub, restaurant, café and gallery are all near the beachfront. A 15-minute walk up through the valley leads to the vibrant village of St Agnes with numerous pubs, eateries and independent shops.

To Chapel Porth
6.9 miles

A beautiful walk through St Agnes and up to the top of St Agnes Beacon, which offers outstanding views across coast and countryside. Hike to the striking remains of Wheal Coates engine house, perched on the edge of the cliff, and descend to the lovely little cove of Chapel Porth.

 

HEADING NORTH FROM PERRANPORTH

To access the South West Coast Path heading north, walk along Perranporth Beach past the Watering Hole pub. Climb the steps up into the dunes and pick up the coast path to Holywell Bay. 

To Holywell Bay
4.5 miles

A glorious beach, Holywell Bay boasts impressive sand dunes, a shallow river, the striking Gull Rocks, and an old ship wreck that can be seen at low tide.  Just a few minutes’ walk from the beach is the small village of Holywell which offers a couple of cosy pubs with great beer gardens for the summer and warming open fires for winter walkers.

To Crantock
8.5 miles

A wide spectacular beach with golden sands, towering sand dunes, Atlantic surf and the protected Gannel Estuary. At low tide the sandy river bed of the Gannel is a great place to explore rock pools, wooded inlets and creeks. A further five minutes up the road the picturesque village of Crantock has a small general store, coffee shop and a couple of quaint pubs for food and refreshments.

To Newquay
12.5 miles

This bustling, lively coastal town offers an abundance of pubs, restaurants, shops, numerous superb beaches, rugged headlands, working harbour and world-renowned surf.

 

 

 

Earth's Story At The Eden Project

Published on 12/08/2019 14:22

by Liz Braiden (comments: 0)

This summer at Eden take a journey into earth’s astonishing past, precarious present day and a future that’s ours to make.

Meet our lifelike mountain gorilla in the Eden Field Base Shopping at Eden and listen to his incredible story of hope and survival. Hear about the plants and animals on the brink of being lost forever, and be inspired by people and projects from around the world that are working to save them.

Get up close to the skeleton of a gigantic ice-age mammoth in the Cave of Lost Giants and explore a thousand years of Wild Britain’s remarkable landscape. See the forgotten animals that once roamed freely and discover some that are making a comeback.

Take on our Ocean Clean challenge to uncover what might be lurking in its hidden depths, follow a trail to discover weird and wonderful flora and fauna from across the globe, and join the Eden storytellers for a trip to a very unusual Library.

Crawl, play and climb through tunnels and nets to see the world from a new perspective in our Mini Beast Mansion and come face to face with a giant armadillo in our all-new immersive VR Experience.*

To get full chapter and verse on Earth Story, visit edenproject.com/earth-story

This summer at Eden take a journey into earth’s astonishing past, precarious present day and a future that’s ours to make.

Reduced rate entry tickets available from our visitor centre in Perranporth.

*Additional cost applies.

 

Free family fun in Cornwall

Published on 05/08/2019 14:42

by Liz Braiden (comments: 0)

Swim in the Sea Water Pool
On Perranporth beach, walk around the back of Chapel Rock to find an open air pool which fills with seawater at high tide and is warmed by the sun during the day. Great for adventurous kids! Keep an eye on the tide as Chapel Rock is cut off as the tide comes in.

Picnic in the sand dunes
Whether you’re in shorts and flip flops or wrapped in scarves and coats, as long as the weather’s dry, you can’t beat a seaside picnic! Find a sheltered spot in the sand dunes, get the sandwiches out, and sit back to enjoy the view while the children run, jump and explore. 

Build sandcastles
From single bucket castles to elaborate sand creations, children will love to build sandcastles, dig moats, collect seawater and search for shells and seaweed decorations. Hours of fun on the biggest playground around!

Wildlife adventures in the sand dunes
Perran sand dunes is the largest dune system in Cornwall and the highest in Britain, and home to many forms of wildlife. Take a scenic walk along the dunes to see what you can spot: look out for the silver studded blue butterfly, rabbits and ground-nesting skylarks. And after dark in the summer glow worms can be seen shining in the dunes too. 

Feed the ducks
Perranporth’s boating lake hires row boats in the summer, but if you’re after free activities, it’s still worth a visit to appreciate the lovely flower beds, mature palms, space for the kids to race about, and feed the many ducks who live here.

Explore rockpools at Trevaunance Cove
St Agnes’ main beach is a fantastic place to investigate and explore rockpools. Observe anemones flowering under the water, mussels and limpets on the rocks, and take a bucket and net for a closer look at your finds which could include crabs, different types of seaweed, and small fish. 

Climb St Agnes Beacon
Park at the bottom of the Beacon near the road to Chapel Porth beach and hike up the hill through beautiful gorse and heather to reach the summit. The view from the top is impressive, taking in a panorama from Newquay all the way round to St Ives. For a longer walk, head back down to the remains of Wheal Coates engine house and along the coast path to Chapel Porth for a paddle. 

Seal spotting at Newquay Harbour
Wild grey seals are often seen at Newquay Harbour, basking in the sun, or following returning fishing boats. Watch out for their heads bobbing above the water in the deeper parts of the harbour.

Play in the parks at Trenance Gardens 
Free play parks with swings and slides, plus Cornwall’s biggest wooden outdoor skate park, makes Trenance Gardens worth a visit for active kids (bring your own skateboard). In addition, there are rose bushes, colourful flower displays and mature trees in this tranquil public space. A charming tea room dates from the 1800s and a boating lake with striking swan sculpture attracts a lot of wild water birds including cormorants, coots, moorhens and swans.

Blog Credit: Duchy Holidays

Eden Project Earth Story

Published on 22/07/2019 11:00

by Liz Braiden (comments: 0)

This summer at Eden take a journey into earth’s astonishing past, precarious present day and a future that’s ours to make.

Meet the lifelike mountain gorilla in the Eden Field Base Shopping at Eden and listen to his incredible story of hope and survival. Hear about the plants and animals on the brink of being lost forever, and be inspired by people and projects from around the world that are working to save them.

Get up close to the skeleton of a gigantic ice-age mammoth in the Cave of Lost Giants and explore a thousand years of Wild Britain’s remarkable landscape. See the forgotten animals that once roamed freely and discover some that are making a comeback.

Take on our Ocean Clean challenge to uncover what might be lurking in its hidden depths, follow a trail to discover weird and wonderful flora and fauna from across the globe, and join the Eden storytellers for a trip to a very unusual Library.

Crawl, play and climb through tunnels and nets to see the world from a new perspective in our Mini Beast Mansion and come face to face with a giant armadillo in our all-new immersive VR Experience.*

To get full chapter and verse on Earth Story, visit edenproject.com/earth-story

*Additional cost applies.

REDUCED PRICE ENTRY TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN OUR OFFICE, CLICK HERE FOR PRICES

Minack Theatre

Published on 08/07/2019 11:01

by Liz Braiden (comments: 0)

The Minack is a unique theatre perched on the cliffs high above the Atlantic ocean at Porthcurno, Penzance. They have a full programme of drama, musicals and opera every summer, together with music, comedy and story-telling

 

The beginnings...

The theatre which you see today has seen big changes over the past eighty years but if a member of the audience from the very first performance on 16 August 1932 were to visit the theatre today, they’d certainly recognise the place.

In 1929, local drama enthusiasts put on an out-door performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream on a grassy meadow about a mile inland from the Minack. It was a great success and a couple of years later the players were looking for a venue to perform The Tempest.

Rowena Cade, who lived in Minack House, decided that the cliffs below her garden would be the perfect setting, and over the winter of 1931 and into 1932 she and her gardener, Billy Rawlings, moved endless granite boulders and earth, creating the lower terraces of the theatre, much as they are today.

The Tempest was big success, even gaining a positive review in The Times, and over the next few years Rowena and her gardeners made many improvements, building a throne for Antony and Cleopatra and creating the beginnings of the stage structures you see today. The stage was still grass-covered, players changed in Minack House, and the audience bought their tickets from a trestle table before clambering down steep slopes to the theatre.

The theatre continues to evolve, and they take great care to make sure that new structures add to the inspired environment which Rowena Cade first dreamt of more than 80 years ago. Today’s theatre incorporates the latest technology in lighting and sound, all controlled from a small room built into a rocky outcrop above the stage.

Refreshments are available from the café and from a coffee shop halfway down the theatre, nestling under a slate roof and almost invisible from the seats above.

OPENING HOURS

Monday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

 

Click here for a full list list of WHAT'S ON this Summer

 

Summer Festivals 2019

Published on 01/07/2019 14:11

by Liz Braiden (comments: 0)

Summer Festivals Top Picks 2019

The flurry of festivals continues in Cornwall. Here are 21 that are coming up soon!

Summer is a busy time in Cornwall and our beautiful duchy is always packed to the brim with fantastic events and things to do. We can’t even begin to count them all! With an abundance of festivals coming up we thought we’d do a festivals focus this month to show off the wide ranging celebrations. From gin to ice-cream, books to space – you’ll find themes of all kinds.

As always this is only a small sample of events for the coming months. Visit our listings where you can find out about even MORE festivals. Or if it’s theatre you’re after, you can also search for this on our website along with live music, outdoor, dance, comedy and so much more.

Penzance Literary Festival

Weds 3rd - Sat 6th July, 2019

Penzance Town Centre

Plenty to choose from all week long at West Cornwall’s big literary event. Whether you’re a writer yourself or prefer to stick to reading, whether you love poetry or are fascinated by history, whether it’s the great outdoors or Cornish music that excites you – there’s something here for you. The literary walks, and Publishing Day will be returning this year, as well as a special ‘welcome on board’ to new partners – the Honey Pot café, and Waterstones.

 

Bodmin Riding & Heritage Festival

Fri 5th - Sun 7th July, 2019

Bodmin Town

Bodmin Riding is an ancient Cornish festival rooted in the unique history of Bodmin town, our Cornish identity, and the community of Bodmin. It aims to celebrate the rich traditions of our ancient Cornish heritage through a weekend of free events, activities and entertainment. Festivities at the Bodmin Riding Festival include the ancient tradition of the floral garlands, the procession of St Petroc’s bones, the Riding Ale and the Trial of the Beast of Bodmin! This year, to honour the oldest tradition of the festival (the collection of flowers) everyone is encouraged to come along in their finest floral attire….floral shirts, flower crowns, garlands, even daisy beards! If it’s got Flower Power, we want to see it!

 

Lafrowda

Fri 5th - Sat 20th July, 2019

St Just

Lafrowda Festival is an annual event in St. Just in Penwith, in celebration of community arts. Lafrowda Day is held on the third Saturday of July, with free activities for all the family during the preceding fortnight, ranging from knit and natter to dancing shows.  Lafrowda Day itself is full of live music, stalls and three fantastic community parades with withy sculptures and a torchlit procession. The Plain-An-Gwarry is a dedicated space for families during the day.

 

 

Geekfest 5.0

Sat 6th - Sun 7th July, 2019

Heartlands, Redruth

Cornwall’s largest comic con returns to Heartlands, even bigger and better than ever! All of your favourite features including cosplay competitions, movie props, interactive exhibits, activities for all ages and celebrity guests – PLUS music, LARPing arena, full schedule of entertainment on both days, even more stalls, artists and attractions!

Come and enjoy a festival of geekery like no other – plus a jam packed after party on the Saturday night (18+).

 

Food Jam

Sat 6th - Sun 7th July, 2019

Enys Gardens, Penryn

This two day, family friendly event, features a programme jam packed with kids entertainment, as well as inspiring talks and demonstrations, live music and workshops. With a focus on sustainable food and drinks, visitors can enjoy a range of world foods made with local ingredients, wild beers and cocktails , organic wines and local cider.

The programme includes family yoga, taster foraging walks, wild food cooking demos, tour of Enys house, live music from several local bands and talks and demonstrations from local chefs and business owners.

 

Tropical Pressure Festival

Fri 12th - Sun 14th July, 2019

Mount Pleasant Eco Park, Porthtowan

This family friendly festival returns for its 6th year, celebrating the rich music, art, dance and food of 3 Tropical continents. Come and become immersed in the cultures of Latin America, Africa and the Carribbean at the beautiful Mount Pleasant Eco Park this July. This year will feature a fantastic line-up of music, free workshops and amazing vegetarian food.

Tropical Pressure is committed to being as environmentally responsible as possible and aims to be a zero waste festival by 2025. Take part in their clothes swap, print your own TP merchandise and, for those who cycle to the site, enjoy a free drink on the house! Come and join a community of people who share a love of music, creativity and sustainability.

 

Falmouth Gin Festival at The Greenbank

Sat 13th July, 2019

The Greenbank Hotel, Falmouth

The Greenbank Hotel are excited to announce the return of their second Falmouth Gin Festival. Your ticket will include a G&T on arrival, samples from local distilleries, and of course a keepsake branded gin glass to hold all your favourite future tipples. Relax with a cocktail at the bar, or share a tasting board of nibbles with your friends. Finally finish the evening by dancing the night away to your favourite tunes in The Riverbank!

Festival-goers can expect a whole host of entertainment including masterclasses from gin distilleries and performances from local singer songwriters and resident DJ. Although the main focus will be on gin, there will also be a vast range of other spirits available. This includes local rums, vodkas and craft liqueurs, to name a few. So to gin or not to gin? Silly question really. Gather your crew and celebrate the ‘Falmouth Gin Festival’ this summer!

 

Apollo 50

Sat 20th - Sun 21st July, 2019

Goonhilly Earth Station, Helston

Come and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. Apollo 50 is a family-friendly day of education, entertainment, science, technology, art and music at the iconic Goonhilly Earth Station.

Public Service Broadcasting will perform songs from their 2015 album The Race for Space, a concept album that relives the story of the American and Soviet space race. There’ll also be a DJ set by Orbital in what’s sure to be an unforgettable live music experience.

 

 

Ice Cream & Bubbles Festival

Sun 21st July, 2019

Mount Edgcumbe Country Park, Torpoint

The ultimate festival for ice-cream lovers in the South West on national ice-cream day at this stunning Country Park. Expect a huge selection of ice-creams from local ice-cream sellers with every flavour you could wish for (including vegan ice creams).  There will also be a workshop on offer where you can make your very own ice cream candy beaded bracelet with a mixture of bright, candy-coloured wooden beads and fun ice cream themed polymer clay beads. With added children’s entertainment, bubbles, live music, gift stalls, street food and a prosecco bar, this promises to be a fun family day out.

 

 

Port Eliot Festival

Thurs 25th - Sun 28th July, 2019

Port Eliot Estate, Saltash

Port Eliot Festival is the original free-ranging festival of ideas, which draws an unmatchable collection of artists, musicians, writers, comedians, performers, thinkers, makers, protagonists, agitators and scribblers to one of the most beautiful corners of the country.

Recent years have seen Barbara Hulanicki and Sandy Powell leading a fashion drawing masterclass for children; Kate Winslet performing a Sunday morning children’s story; Dominic West hosting a spelling bee; Britain’s finest wildlife sound recordist, Chris Watson, blasting the sounds of Sheffield along the river walk; Gruff Rhys presenting a poignant and funny musical history lesson; tales of life as the ‘60s it-girl and style inspiration from Penelope Tree; and Martin Scorsese handpicking the film programme.

 

 

Leopallooza XIII

Fri 26th - Sun 28th July, 2019

The Wyldes, Bude

Leopallooza Festival is a multi award-winning, grass roots music festival. The event celebrates the very best in new, up-and-coming and established bands, artists and DJs within the bespoke festival site which is nestled in a hidden, tree-filled Cornish valley, just a few miles from the sea.

Three days and nights, multiple stages, over 100 great acts, free camping, family friendly, fairly priced bars…and they sure know how to throw a party.

 

 

St Endellion Summer Music Festival

Tues 30th July - Fri 9th August, 2019

St Endellion Church, Port Isaac

Enjoy 10 days of chamber, choral and orchestral concerts and opera at St Endellion’s 61st Summer Music Festival. Brilliant young conductor Duncan Ward will make his festival debut conducting this year’s opera, Death in Venice, starring Mark Padmore, Roderick Williams and Robin Blaze.  The opening concerts see Ryan Wigglesworth directing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 from the piano, while Adam Hickox returns to the podium to conduct the Festival chorus and orchestra in Part 1 of Mendelssohn’s dramatic oratorio St Paul.

 

 

Sing Along the River

Thursday in August

Parade Gardens, Lostwithiel

Lost in Song, Lostwithiel’s much-loved community choir will be hosting a series of music evenings next to the River Fowey in Lostwithiel’s Parade Gardens. The evenings will run from 5.30pm to 10.30pm every Thursday in August. If the weather turns bad performances will be held at St Bartholomew’s Church in the town centre. Now in their sixth year, the line up is just as lively and exciting as ever and there will be lots of opportunities to join the chorus and sing along with Lost in Song.

 

Boardmasters

Weds 7th - Sun 11th August, 2019

Fistral Beach & Watergate Bay, Newquay

Five epic days of music, surf and beach lifestyle, all set to the stunning backdrop of the Cornish coastline. From the first wave to the last beat, Boardmasters brings like-minded souls together for a unique festival experience. With parties that run late into the night, and beautiful beaches on which to recuperate during the day, we invite you to become part of our story…

 

St Columb Arts & Heritage Festival

Mon 12th - Sun 18th August, 2019

St Columb Major

Residents and visitors are invited to get involved in the rich arts and heritage of St Columb Major through a week of creative events. This will include an evening of music with The Coastal Belles and Boscastle Buoys, Fair and Square – an exhibition of 50 square canvases that have been painted, printed, collaged or creatively decorated by professional and amateur artists. There will also be a Scratchband Workshop and performance run and inspired by the musician, guitarist and music producer Giles Wooley. ‘A Cornish Summer’- a themed competition and exhibition of photographs that have been taken by residents of St Columb, will be exhibited in an outdoor display every night during the festival. There will be art workshops and demonstrations to get involved in and lastly a Vintage Tea Party, hosted by Pink Peach Cake Company, with craft and vintage stalls and creative workshops.

 

Cornwall Folk Festival

Thurs 22nd - Mon 26th August, 2019

Wadebridge Town Centre

Cornwall Folk Festival brings some of folk’s finest to north Cornwall, and showcases great talent from across Cornwall and the South West. Wadebridge’s streets and pubs pulse with regional artists in abundance, with folk music right across the spectrum from traditional to contemporary in an intimate, ultra-friendly town-based setting. This year’s line-up will feature The Unthanks, Steve Knightley, Flats and Sharps, Midnight Skyracer and Noble Jacks headline.

 

 

Taste of Scilly Festival

Sun 1st - Mon 30th September, 2019

Isles of Scilly

The fantastic Taste of Scilly festival returns this September with a month-long celebration of the very best in local food, drink and produce from across the five inhabited islands. This year’s event will, in particular, showcase the tiny islands’ outstanding seafood offering alongside other island-grown delights.

 

 

Little Orchard Cider & Music Festival

Fri 13th - Sun 15th September

Healey's Cyder Farm, Penhallow

Welcome to the seventh year of The Little Orchard Cider and Music festival, a charming Cornish party with some big live bands, a groovy silent disco, BBC Introducing stage, camping and glamping, Secret Cider Walks and cider tasting featuring a huge range of delicious ciders from across the UK plus lots, lots more.

 

 

St Ives September Festival

Sat 14th - Sat 28th September, 2019

Various venues across St Ives

From wonderful music, poetry and art to storytelling, street entertainment, surfing, films and workshops, St Ives has it all this September. This year’s festival will feature Dougie Maclean, Dervish, Show of Hands, Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys, Kit Hawes & Aaron Catlow, Katie Kirk & Rick Williams, Geoff Lakeman, The 2 Buskerteers, Otway & Barrett, The Sandy Acre 7, Tir Ha Tavas, ARKangel plus over 250 arts events. Come and enjoy this two week celebration of music and the arts in St Ives.

 

 

Looe Live!

Fri 20th - Sun 22nd September

Looe Town Centre

Following last year’s amazingly successful Looe Saves the Day Festival, the town is staging a brand new event for 2019. With additional stages, more local acts and street entertainers performing throughout the town, and a new community zone, there will be even more on offer for local people and visitors to enjoy. The festival may have a new name and a new logo, but organisers promise that Looe Live! 2019 will provide the same fantastic mix of acts and the same incredible community spirit.

 

 

Truro Food Festival

Fri 27th - Sun 29th September, 2019

Lemon Quay Truro

A brand new food festival to be held in Truro over the weekend of 27 – 29 September 2019. The city-wide celebration of Cornish food and drink will be centred around Lemon Quay with pop-up events and activities taking place across the city. Daytime content will include chef’s demos, a local produce market, gourmet street food stalls, a local restaurant trail, workshops and live entertainment showcasing the best in local talent. The evening content will include a beer and cider festival and live music on all three nights. The festival will officially be opened with a very special charity benefit gig with all profits donated to the Trussell Trust, a charity that aims to end hunger and poverty in the UK.

 

 

Blog credit: Cornwall 365

For more information on all of these events, please follow the link to Cornwall 365

 

 

 

 

 

Our Favourite Top Ten Fathers Day Activities

Published on 11/06/2019 14:45

by Liz Braiden (comments: 0)

Well Fathers's day is fast approaching and we are all beginning to think how we can spoil the special men in our lives, and show them how much we appeciate them.  Here's are top ten favourite things to do and see..... 

 

A scenic round of golf

Situated on the cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Perranporth Golf club offers some of the finest links golf in the South West of England. The course boasts a challenging and well-maintained championship golf course as well as breathtaking views up and down the coast.  The clubhouse is friendly and welcoming spacious bar, which has course and sea views, the perfect place to relax, drink and chat and also a restaurant serving delicious fare.

 

A morning fishing

Gwinear Pools 

is located on the A390 between Perranporth and Newquay and offers four beautifully stocked lakes for carp and course fishing.  Gwinear Lakes is a hidden gem in the heart of Cornwall, with two beautifully kept, well-stocked fishing lakes that are open all year round. ... The Match & Pleasure Lake was redesigned in 2015, turning it back in to one coarse fishing lake. New large pegs and a path all the way round makes it great for easy access. Camping is also available if you fancy making a weekend of it.

Perranporth Flying Club

Perranporth Flying Club is based at Cornwall's only tarmac airfield with a superb cliff-top setting and views of Perranporth's stunning surfing beach and coastline. The airfield lies within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and rare birds of prey, butterflies and wild flowers can be seen from the cliff-top walks nearby. Take a trial lesson from only £110! 

Kayaking

Koru's North Coast Kayak Adventure launches from Trevaunance Cove, St AgnesA stunning guided 2 hour kayak adventure along the St Agnes coastline, a UNECSO World Heritage Site, through caves archways carved out during the Cornish Mining era. This coastline, they believe was the inspiration for Winston Graham's Poldark, which was written at the next bay! You will also see an abundance of wildlife including grey seals, basking sharks, cormorants and sunfish!

 

Fal River Tours 

Fancy a day out on the river?...

Fal River runs through an area of outstanding beauty and is surrounded by the finest restaurants, award winning attractions, sub tropical gardens and plenty of fun things to do and see. Fal River tours operate several options for you to enjoy a day on the river.  The best way to travel around the Fal River links is with a Fal Mussel Card. Pick up a ticket in our office and redeem at your chosen starting point for a mussel card, and enjoy unlimited travel on the best transport network in Cornwall.

The Camel Trail Cycle Path

Arguably Cornwall’s most popular cycling route, the traffic-free Camel Trail is also great for those with reduced mobility. Both Camel Trail Cycle Hire and Bike Smart Cycle Hire in Wadebridge have bikes for hire which have been specially designed for children and adults who have disabilities. There’s tandem tricycles, side-by-side tricycles and a power assisted wheelchair tandem so that everyone can enjoy the trail. 

Horse Riding

Even if you have never tried riding before it's an exihilarating way to explore both our coast and countryside. Reen Manor Riding Stables located in Perranporth offer countryside hacks, pub rides and exciting beach hacks. Their experienced instructors will help you find the perfect horse to explore our beautiful scenery. 

A pint and watching the sport

The Perranporth Inn is a family run sports bar & resturaunt with great atmosphere, good food, cold beer and friendly locals. Located on Perranporth main high street, they are proud to have the "Cask Marque" for their ales, and also serve a wide selection of world beers, ciders, spirits, wines and cocktails. They show all the sports (Sky & BT) on four very large TVs.

Also available *Pool table, *Football table, Darts, Saga Rally and boardgames available

Surfing

Perranporth offers a fantastic beach break providing a number of peaks which work well at most tides. The water is clear and the scenery here is second to none. The Northern end of Perranporth Beach (Penhale Sands) gives a wonderful sense of being miles from anywhere. It's wild and it's beautiful and when the conditions are right... the waves are perfect!   Perranporth Surf School and Ticket To Ride have qualified instructors and all the equipement you will need to hire.

Healeys Cyder Farm

Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm is only a few miles away from Perranporth and a great value day out for all the family.  A working cyder farm steeped in history, which has been brewing award-winning ciders, wines, and fruit juices, for over 30 years. Not content with just producing some of the best ciders in Cornwall, the Healey family have developed the farm further to make it an unmissable visitor attraction in Cornwall.  Take one of their tours, sample the different ciders and fisnish the day off in the restaurant.

Please remember to call in advance to check availability and book where needed.

 

 

Fal River Tours

Published on 03/06/2019 14:34

by Liz Braiden (comments: 0)

Fancy a day out on the river?...

Fal River runs through an area of outstanding beauty and is surrounded by the finest restaurants, award winning attractions, sub tropical gardens and plenty of fun things to do and see.

Fal River tours operate several options for you to enjoy a day on the river. 

The best way to travel around the Fal River links is with a Fal Mussel Card. Pick up a ticket in our office and redeem at your chosen starting point for a mussel card, and enjoy unlimited travel on the best transport network in Cornwall. Great value mussel cards start at only £18.90 for a days travel for an adult. Multi day tickets are available, as well as family and childrens tickets. 

The mussel cards entitle you to unlimited travel, on Ferries, buses and trains around the Fal River network. 

Tickets also available from Falmouth to St Mawes ( either way travel) St Mawes to Place (either way ferry) Falmouth - Trelissick ( either way.

Pop in and see us for more information, time tables and to buy your tickets.

 

Accessible Cornwall- Places to Visit Cornwall

Published on 20/05/2019 15:38

by Emma Bennetts (comments: 0)

Accessible Cornwall: Whatever your age, abilities or background, Cornwall’s here to be enjoyed. Here’s a snapshot of some of the most accessible things to do and places to go.

Perranporth beach

The golden beach of Perranporth is a year-round winner for its fantastic facilities, which include a sand chair to aid beach access. The town of Perranporth, as well as the beach itself, is relatively flat and home to the Watering Hole beach restaurant which enjoys uninterrupted views out to sea.

Trebah Garden

Despite being a valley garden with steep sections and steps, around 80% of the garden is accessible by motorised vehicles.Two motorised "Tramper" chairs are also available through the Countryside Mobility scheme, as well as a motorised carer controlled wheelchair. (book ahead to avoid disappointment). Plus, entry rates for Registered Disabled and for their Carer is half the standard rate!

South West Coast Path from Penzance to Marazion 

The two mile stretch of South West Coast Path between Penzance and Marazion flanks the glory of Mounts Bay with the fairytale castle of St Michael’s Mount on one side and trains chugging past on the other. The trail is level and wide with plenty of places to stop and take in the views. 

The Camel Trail cycle path

Arguably Cornwall’s most popular cycling route, the traffic-free Camel Trail is also great for those with reduced mobility. Both Camel Trail Cycle Hire and Bike Smart Cycle Hire in Wadebridge have bikes for hire which have been specially designed for children and adults who have disabilities. There’s tandem tricycles, side-by-side tricycles and a power assisted wheelchair tandem so that everyone can enjoy the trail. 

Gyllyngvase beach, Falmouth

Another beach which has a sand chair is Gyllyngvase in Falmouth. Here the golden arc of sand has a gentle slope and is boarded by a level pathway which runs the length of the seafront with beautiful views across the bay to Pendennis Castle on the headland. There’s also the open plan Gylly Beach Café which come rain or shine is a perfect place to enjoy a slice of beachside living.

Eden Project, near St Austell

At the everything-thought-of Eden Project catering for all ages, abilities and backgrounds comes as second nature. As well as accessible parking spaces, toilets and wheelchairs available for hire, the Eden Project provides a range of sensory highlights and ensures no stone is left unturned with a full accessibility guide which is worth checking out before visiting. 

Local Accomodation

Duchy Holidays provide accommodation around the Perranporth area, with a selection of properties to suit all requirements.

 

Our Top Most Instagrammable Locations In Cornwall

Published on 13/05/2019 11:55

by Emma Bennetts (comments: 0)

Wheal Coates Mine- A beautiful walk from Perranporth to St Agnes, along the South West Coast Path. The Wheal Coates mine is located along the coast path. Set near the edge of the  cliffs this makes stunning photos at any time of day. With the inspiring blues of the sea and sky behind or perhaps the gorgeous hues at sunset. The walk takes about 2 hours, but with this you can view the rugged Cornish landscape and beautiful coastal scenery. Once you arrive in St Agnes why not enjoy a lovely meal at one of the local pubs or cafes?

Idless Woods/ Tehidy Woods- If you would love to take photos of the gorgeous blues and purples visit these woodlands during April/ early May. Before all the trees are full of lush green leaves the floor is covered with a sea of bluebells.

Kynance Cove- This stunning spot on the West Coast of the Lizard Peninsula is renowned for its outstanding beauty. Due to it being such a popular spot its worth setting off early to arrive before 11am to ensure a parking space. Once you arrive the secluded beauty of this spot really hits you. There will be plenty of photo opportunities! The walk down to the beach takes 10-15 minutes and is quite steep/ uneven in places. But its definitely worth it! At high tide the beach is almost covered however the sheltered cove is perfect for swimming in. 

Marazion- This is the location of St Micheals Mount which can be accessed at low tide by foot or high tide by boat. This stunning spot. At low tide the winding path towards the castle and garden provides a magical spot especially if sunset falls at low tide. The garden is open for a shorter season so be sure to check opening times before you set off. It features many equisite exotic plants which are able to grow here due to the warmth provided by the rocks.

St Ives -Is a must if you are visiting Cornwall, known for its beautiful harbour and outstanding beauty. Its a popular tourist spot with many local shops and cafes. Due to its beauty it attracts many artists.

 

Photo Credit- Shaun Thomas