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Autumnal Vibes in Beautiful Cornwall ....

Autumnal Vibes in Beautiful Cornwall ....


Autumn is fast catching up with us & Cornwall is beginning to take on a cloak of russets, reds & golds which are providing a stunning backdrop to the highways & byways winding their way through our pretty county.

After the busyness of Summer Months Cornish beaches become quieter, roads are easily accessed once again & finding a parking space for your vehicle is no longer a challenge! There are still plenty of places to visit & events to see, whilst successfully reserving a table at that oh so popular pub or restaurant is practically child's play from September onwards.

The weather in Cornwall is warm & still positively balmy in September, great for visiting our stunning state gardens or taking a stroll along some of our rugged coastal paths & golden, sandy beaches. Autumn is one of the best times to beat the crowds & book a relaxing stay to relax & wind down - Take a look at the list below to see some of our favourite Autumnal activities:

Trebarwith Strand

Late Summer & Autumn are one of best times to visit some of our beautiful Cornish beaches as the lack of Summer crowds & warm sunshine make for a fantastic time exploring rock pools with the little ones or dipping your toe in the ocean (go on ... it's never as cold as you think)!

Trebarwith Strand owned by the National Trust is a one mile stretch of soft golden sand located at the bottom of ancient rugged cliffs, where numerous rock pools teeming with shrimps, crabs & other small wildlife exist in abundance - exciting for children to watch & explore. Nature lovers also visit the area to observe Gull Rock' located nearby which is a sanctuary for many different varieties of sea birds

The Port William Inn with food to please most tastes, some individual shops & a life guard service being available on a seasonal basis makes this beach a popular choice for families of all ages to safely enjoy safe fun time during their visit to the coast. Your four legged friends are welcome on the beach all year round so they get to join in the action too!

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Trebarwith Strand

Beach at Trebarwith Strand - Image Credit: Visit Cornwall

Lanhydrock Estate - National Trust

The gardens at Lanhydrock are spectacular at all times but particularly in the autumn when shots of colour thrown from the Persian Ironwood trees with their deep red leaves, the russets & fiery golds of the Japanese Acers & the vibrant scarlet tones from the leaves of Sweet Purple Gumtrees permeate through the grounds.

A meander through the grounds of this Jacobean house during autumn is a great way to pass the time for all the family, with plenty of crunchy leaves to kick through & rich hues & earthy scents to enjoy, the family dog is also very welcome to join you in outside areas throughout the year.

The house was restored & refurbished in 1881 to reflect the Victorian era of the time after being badly damaged by a near catastrophic fire. Visitors looking round the property will be able to get a glimpse into the fascinating contrast between how the servants lived out their lives in the basement against the sheer unadulterated luxury enjoyed by the family on the upper floors.

To satisfy hunger pangs after all the activity there is a choice of eateries, a cafe located just inside the main entrance to the grounds & a tea room situated within the courtyard of the stables, both providing a varied menu of freshly produced food to satisfy all tastes, including a delicious Cornish Cream Ice Cream!

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Lanhydrock Estate - National Trust

Main Gates to Lanhydrock House - Image Credit: Visit Cornwall

St Nectan's Glen

During your stay in Cornwall take the opportunity to visit possibly one of Cornwall's best kept secrets St Nectan's Glen, near Tintagel (designated a site of special scientific interest - SSSI) & embark on a magical journey alongside the sparkling River Trevillet, ancient paths with faerie glades & slate beds through enchanting woodland. Be sure to stop awhile & embrace the atmospheric sounds of softly whispering wind, melodious bird song & distant waterfalls cascading in the background as you make your way past the hermitage, which is thought to have belonged to St Nectan during the sixth century. Finally feasting your eyes on the stunning natural beauty of a sixty foot waterfall tumbling and dancing its way down to the glen below. Two additional waterfalls are passed on your journey to the hermitage.

The Tree of Life Cafe situated close to the hermitage, is well worth a pit stop to relax & take in breath taking views of surrounding woodland & on colder days enjoy the warmth from wood burning stoves. Serving a variety of homemade food & drinks including vegetarian, vegan & gluten free options. Whilst there why not treat yourself to a locally produced, delicious Cornish Cream Tea!

The onsite gift shop is the perfect place to purchase a keepsake of your visit (as a treat for yourself or if you’re feeling generous, as a gift)! with plenty of inspiration from the natural stones, jewellery, artwork plus a range of various locally produced souvenirs.

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St Nectan's Glen

Trevillet River at St Nectan's Glen - Image Credit: Visit Cornwall

Cardinham Woods

If you go down to the woods today ..... Take some time out during your stay in Cornwall to visit beautiful Cardinham Woods just a 5 minute drive from the A30. Relax & unwind during a walk along wooded paths with sparkling streams meandering alongside, stand in awe & take in the stunning views from one of the many view points along the way whilst watching & listening to the many varieties of birdlife who frequently reside in this tranquil haven.

There are walks for all abilities, from gentle & scenic woodland strolls through to full on hillside treks for the whole family to enjoy from athletic teenagers through to grumpy gramps!

Graded cycling trails through the woods are a fun for the adventurous (or not so adventurous)! seeking thrills & spills whilst embarking on the mountain bike tracks.

The kids will enjoy working off their excess energy by joining Zog on his Activity Trail throughout the woods & get to experience lots of Dragon adventures & challenges, whilst collecting Golden Stars on their journey! Zog Activity packs to accompany the Activity Trail can be purchased from the ranger's hut.

There is a wooded play area for the little ones to enjoy conveniently located just outside Woods the onsite café, enabling the oldies to indulge in a well-deserved break whilst keeping an eye on the youngsters. You will be spoilt for choice here with a multitude of freshly prepared & locally produced snacks & drinks to satisfy most appetites!

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Cardinham Woods

Stunning Cardinham Woods - Credit Image: Visit Cornwall

Posted:8 September 2023

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