Top Ideas for April and May in North Cornwall

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Top Ideas for April and May in North Cornwall The sun is shining, the leaves are turning the trees green, flowers are popping up in all the fields and hedgerows, it’s time to get out and about with a spring in your step! Here are a fantastic selection of some of the top favourite things we have discovered so far on our Cornish adventures…

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Cornish Easter Traditions

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So, I suppose the first thing to do is to wish you a very “Pask Lowen”, which is Cornish for Happy Easter. Hopefully you will get lots of “Oys Pask”, yes, you guessed it, Easter Eggs!

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The Cornish Origins of Harvest Festival

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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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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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Top 5 December Activities

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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…

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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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Allantide, the Cornish Halloween and it’s Traditions

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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.

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Make Your Own Elderflower Cordial

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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Good Local Pubs and Cafes in North Cornwall

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Cornwall is becoming more and more famous for it’s food. There are lots of places to indulge in a pub lunch, a cream tea or a cheeky pasty. Here are a few tried and tested suggestions for places close to Coombe Farm Cottages, and a bit further afield…

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