3rd – 4th October 2015 – Boscastle (park and ride available)
A fabulous food festival with a true local Cornish feel. Food takes centre stage but there is plenty of room for arts & crafts, a “green scene” and a concert featuring local stars the Boscastle Buoys. Head Chefs from Jamie Oliver and Rick Stein’s Cornish eateries will be demonstrating their work, alongside a host of other yumtastic local chefs.
Guide dogs only.
North Cornwall Book Festival 2015
23rd – 25 October 2015, St Endellion
Now in it’s 3rd year this 3 day literary festival includes teen fiction and has a Children’s Day. Book in via the website (around £6 per session) for stimulation on a wide variety of cultural topics. Cornwall’s very own Patrick Gale will be there, alongside a line up including Jill Murphy, Ella Berthoud, Alison Mercer, Neel Mukherjee and Miranda Seymour.
“Expert tuition in a tranquil setting”
Nearby Cowslip Workshops run by Jo Colwill, provides a range of courses covering crafty creative topics such as Dress Making for Beginners, Cockeral making, Aga Demos, Quilting and a huge selection of Christmassy things to learn about and make. Fairly specialist.
Walk Padstow to Harlyn Bay
This is a good long walk (7 miles long) starting at Padstow Harbour . The first mile out to Gun Point is good for pushchairs and wheelchairs, who should turn around after the mile and meander back.
Past this the path gets a bit tougher, though is mostly level. This walk passes Stepper Point, which some might recognise from the iconic #Poldark riding scenes. There is plenty of bird life to observe, and lots of coastal gems from rugged beaches, to smugglers caves to discover en route.
Cornish Rock Tors Ltd, Polzeath
For the adventurous why not try one of the guided Coasteering trips, setting of from Polzeath. These wild swimming excursions include secluded sandy beaches, and striking stretches of low cliff. From £40 pp wetsuits, googles etc are provided. For competent swimmers aged 8 years and upward, go on, dive in!
“Wheal Martyn has something for everyone”.
With interest in Cornish Mining heritage on the rise thanks to one Ross Poldark this is certainly a great place to learn more. These Victorian china clay works cater well for visitors with exhibits on mining workers, water wheels, the vehicles involved and a viewing platform over a working China Clay pit. Set in spacious woodlands, there is also a children’s play area, the chance to cycle the Clay Trails Project, a café and shop.