Active & Outdoors
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!
We have been trying to decide who the main star of the show is, Aidan Turner playing the dashing Ross Poldark, or the Cornish landscape itself?
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.
A run down of the local firework events for 2016. Find out the best spot to view this seasonal treat. Be it in the park up by Launceston Castle, or over the sea at Widemouth Bay.
If you are looking to get into the Halloween spirit in North Cornwall and get a bit spooky, then here are some ideas that everyone will enjoy.
We love dogs and our dog friendly accommodation is perfect, with beds and bowls provided for our canine guests, to save on car space. Walking is one of the very best ways to discover the beauty and the variety of the Cornish landscape, at all times of year.
Cornwall offers over a hundred beaches, between them they offer all the activities you could want – sandy beaches for sunbathing and sandcastles, rock pools, surfing. Many of the beaches are dog friendly, and the coastal paths above the beaches provide stunning views.
If your kids are past the sand castle stage, here are a few ideas to fill their Cornish holiday with memorable fun and adventuring Surfing
It is hard to come to Cornwall with it’s stunning coastline, great waves and surfing heritage, and not want to try out surfing. With a range of options from sheltered areas for beginners and big waves for the more advanced, you’ve got no excuses. Most beaches have a local surf school with lessons available, along with wet suit and board hire. If you’ve not surfed before a lesson is the ideal introduction, because as well as the technical aspects, all the important beach safety elements are covered. Surfing is a sport, a hobby, a passion, an addiction, a way of life.
Here is a local surf school option at Widemouth Bay
Romantic Picnic Spot - High Cliff
On the cliffs between Boscastle and Crackington Haven at the highest point, you will find the straightforwardly named – High Cliff. Cornwall’s highest cliff is 224m above sea level. Given the size of the cliffs, as you would expect the views are massive. It feels like you can see the whole of Cornwall. It’s a beautiful spot well worth exploring.