Read About the Eccentric Parson AND THE Cornish Origins of Harvest Festival

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Morwenstow - Where Parson Hawkers, the man who thought up Harvest Festival, lived
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Robert Stephen Hawker, born in 1803, was the eccentric Parson of Morwenstow in coastal North Cornwall credited with originating the Harvest Festival we celebrate today. An eccentric Cornish vicar and poet, was is no ordinary chap…

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Make Your Own Elderflower Cordial

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How to make your very own elderflower cordial. In early June the Cornish countryside is brimming with beautiful, colourful wildflowers. One of the most fragrant is the elderflower, which can be found growing wild on trees all over our beautiful county. It’s many delicate white blooms are not only pretty, they can be picked and transformed into a delicous and refreshing drink.

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It’s a Bude-iful Day

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Summerleaze Beach has a unique appeal as it has the River Neet with it’s bobbing sailing boats and the impressive breakwater making the beach popular with families and surfers. It provides a very sheltered environment for swimming or boarding. There are beach huts available to rent which give it a very English feel. Ella and William love a game of hide and seek in the well established sand dunes. There is a large car park nearby, and beach lifeguards in summer. Dogs are allowed on Summerleaze Beach all year, though they must be on leads May-September.

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Love is in the Air

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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.

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The Eden Project – A Winter Visit

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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.

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