A lovely walk by the river Fal – Roundwood Quay
October 14, 2015 9:49 am
It’s mid October. The time of year we find ourselves doing lots of walks. And today we have headed for the leafy upper reaches of the river Fal. You may know Trelissick – a truly delightful National Trust garden. The... Read More
We stumbled on Poldark!
March 6, 2015 5:16 pm
Today, just an ordinary Cornish Friday in June we decided to head over to Church Cove at Gunwalloe. It’s been a while since we visited this haunt that was a childhood favourite. We parked in the little National Trust car-park... Read More
Exploring Helford in a day
January 23, 2015 12:41 pm
Bring walking boots and perhaps a dog, and head straight for Helford Village. Work up an appetite by taking the footpath at the head of the river to find the seductively wooded banks of Daphne du Maurier’s Frenchman’s Creek.... Read More
Finding wild ponies
March 27, 2014 8:29 am
The National Trust has a clever way of managing cliff-top habitats in Cornwall. By letting Dartmoor ponies and hardy Highland cattle roam, the bracken and other growth is kept in check by their grazing and by the action of sharp... Read More
March 26, 2014 10:20 am
Accessible from Helford, the Glendurgan Garden is a must-see. Within the walls of the National trust site, you’ll discover a variety of unusual species of flowers and plants. The paths meander and you’ll find a few hidden surprises like the... Read More
Lizard Peninsula Coastal Walks
November 13, 2011 8:31 pm
We awake to hammering Cornish November rain. I mean stair-rods. Horizontal. “Are we still going?” asks Georgia. “Well c’mon… what’s the worst that can happen?” say’s I, annoyingly optimistic as usual. Well, we could get very very wet. You see,... Read More
Porthleven and Loe Bar
September 27, 2011 9:02 pm
A short drive away from any of our Lizard or West Cornwall cottages will take you to one of our favourite places for relaxation – Porthleven Harbour, where you can spend the day on the beach followed by watching the... Read More
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