Go for an Invigorating Winter Swim. Crooklets Beach Splash in Bude is an annual event, taking place every Christmas morning. With around 600 people this year expected to brave the elements, many people love to watch the madness from the surrounding cliffs.
Then it was time to dash back for the 4pm re-opening of the rainforest biome for the “show”… Eden’s website describes this new event as a “Walk Through the Enchanted Rainforest: A Theatre of Christmas Memories: a unique combination of live performance, installations, soundscapes and beautiful lighting brought to you by our talented friends at WildWorks theatre company”. Going in at twilight to explore as it gradually gets darker is truly magical (the darker the better) and a unique experience, to be highly recommended.
This visit was in 2014.
Winter in Cornwall is pretty good. It’s a quieter time to year to enjoy all this part of the world has to offer: sun, sea, sand, scallops and Santa! Here are some of our recommendations, in no particular order…
In Cornish, Allantide is “Kalan Gwav”, meaning first day of winter, centres around juicy red apples. People gave big, shiny (highly polished) red apples to friends and family to bring good luck. Local Allan apple markets were commonly held before the big day.
The views during the whole walk to the beach were just breath taking. We had to stop and take more photos, as it was just so beautiful, a very memorable walk indeed. We all just loved the beach and had the best day. We paddled, swam, found jellyfish, played rounders, ate pasties, sunbathed and kept and eye on the tide.
Here are a few ideas of how to have fun in a heat wave. We hope these are useful suggestions and that you enjoy them!
Get in the Pool
When the temperature hits 30C the best place to be is the swimming pool. It’s easy to spend a whole day relaxing on the loungers on the sundeck under a parasol, then having a dip in the pool to cool off, and repeat! The only problem with this is as the pool temperature averages 30 degree Celsius, it’s pretty warm also!
With 80% of Cornwall surrounded by sea, Cornwall boasts the most coastline in Britain, coming in at a whopping 476km. With it’s beaches being rated amoung some of the best in the world, there is a great variety of types of beaches. Of course you can’t really go wrong wherever you go, but do check the tides. Here are our thoughts on what our local beaches are each best for.
We decided it was time to try out Europe’s longest & fastest zipwire, which takes you on a flight over the iconic Eden Project. For a long time I have totally not wanted to do this at all, as it looks very high up and scary. We are regular visitors to the Eden Project and the SkyWire is very popular, people are always whizzing across bravely overhead.
An aerial film about Coombe Farm Cottages, made by a talented guest who stayed with us recently, thanks Andrew! Check it out.