Cornish Springtime – our Favourite Things to do

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Spotting Flowers and Lambs

As the days slowly get warmer and lighter we love spotting the signs of spring as they emerge. Wildflowers start sprouting up everywhere from February onwards; primroses, violas, cowslips and wild garlic. As well as the old favourites, there are always new flowers springing up. The scents and colours always put you in a good mood. Ella often picks a posy, or a goat salad (a bunch to feed the goats when we get home!).

Local farmers start lambing from Valentine’s Day onwards. As you drive around the local area you cannot fail to spot the white, fluffy, springy, cuteness of the newly born lambs. With their too big legs, and their wiggly tails they are a joy to watch frolicking in the spring sunshine. Our own lambs this year (2024), are going to be born in June or July, as we were a bit delayed getting the ram in!

Walking the Coast Path from Tintagel to Trebarwith Strand

This is an all time favourite stroll (pictured), with epic view of the sea and it’s vibrant colours. It also passes historic stone remains from Cornish mining. In Spring, the weather has calmed down and it’s always worth keeping an eye on the ocean in case any seals, dolphins or other wildlife are putting in an appearance. Park on Glebe Cliffs just past St Materiana Church in Tintagel and head out left as you face the sea, walk until you get to Trebarwith Strand. We suggest some refreshment at the Port William Inn and then doing the walk in reverse. There is an inland loop instead on the return, but the views don’t compare!

Bluebell Walks

Ou favourite spot to wander amongst the bluebells is Golitha Falls on Bodmin Moor, an AONB. Always popular with dog walkers, this ancient woodland is a beautiful walk at any time of year. From the (free if sometimes busy) car park cross the road and take the right hand option passing the stone table and walk up the hill. This is the best route for the bluebells, but any path you find will take you past the stunning River Fowey. We always fail to resist a tempting treat from Inkies Smokehouse, selling hot drinks, ice creams and delicious BBQ-ed meat.

Watching the Sunrise

If it’s going to be a clear day this is the perfect time of year to haul yourself out of bed, maybe get to a beauty spot, and watch the dawn break. We prefer this time of year as you don’t have to get up quite so early as in the summer! You will be rewarded for your efforts by amazing colours, and will feel equally amazing for the rest of the day. Go on, you’ll be glad you did.