Halloween and October half term 2019: Things to do in north Cornwall and around

Cornwall is a great place to visit all year round, and October half term is no exception. Yes, the nights draw in and the temperature cools as we approach Hallowe’en but that means that magical torch-lit walks can happen before young kids’ bedtimes and the warmth of a pasty takes on a new appeal. AutumnContinue reading “Halloween and October half term 2019: Things to do in north Cornwall and around”

Review: Tintagel Castle and its new bridge

Stories go that windswept Tintagel island was where legendary British leader King Arthur was conceived, his father Uther Pendragon tricking his mother through the sorcerer Merlin’s magic. Any glimmer of truth in the tale is lost in the mists of time but the site of Tintagel Castle is without doubt an enchanting location with medievalContinue reading “Review: Tintagel Castle and its new bridge”

Things to do in Cornwall when it rains

Much as we would wish blue skies and sunny days all summer, Cornwall does get its fair share of rain (although rumour has it Devon is wetter). The good news is that bad weather rarely sets in for long as coastal winds keep things changeable. And if it’s raining on one coast, a drive northContinue reading “Things to do in Cornwall when it rains”

Ancient lanes – Cornwall’s other beauty

Cornwall’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 andContinue reading “Ancient lanes – Cornwall’s other beauty”