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Cornwall in Autumn

Cornwall in Autumn

Now we're into September, the leaves are starting to change, the Summer crowds have gone home, and the peace and tranquillity has returned. Autumn is the perfect time to enjoy everything Cornwall has to offer, from the meandering woodland walks to the stunning beauty of Autumnal gardens.

Here's a round up of some of our favourite things to do in Cornwall in Autumn:

Walking & Cycling

Cardinham Woods
- this 650 acres of maintained woodland provides plenty of space for walkers, cyclists and dogs. There are loads of trails to choose from, whether you're looking for a casual stroll among the tall pines or a more challenging climb up hillside tracks.

Distance from Badgers' Sett: 11 miles

Siblyback Lake
- surrounded by the striking backdrop of Bodmin Moor and its ancient stone monuments, Siblyback Lake provides a pleasant 3 mile circuit for walking, running, cycling and bird-watching.

Distance from Badgers' Sett: <3 miles

Tarka Trail - follow in the footsteps of little Tarka the Otter as you explore this beautiful walking route in Devon. You have over 30 miles of pathways to choose from, offering superb views across estuary and wooded countryside.

Distance from Badgers' Sett: 38 miles

Golitha Falls - you can't possibly visit us at Badgers' Sett without taking in the magnificence of National Nature Reserve, Golitha Falls. Just minute from the holiday cottages, the River Fowey tumbles through the woodland, between wide wooded glades and down craggy gorges.

Distance from Badgers' Sett: <1 mile

Camel Trail - formed from a disused railway line along the north coast of Cornwall, the Camel Trail is a 17 mile stretch of traffic free trail, shared by cyclists, horse-riders and walkers. We like to park in Wadebridge and cycle along the 8 miles to Padstow. Here we stop for lunch in one of the harbourside restaurants, take in the sights of the busy seaside town, before heading back along the trail.

Distance from Badgers' Sett: 20 miles


Autumn is also a great time to tour some of the county's finest gardens. The National Trust's Lanhydrock, a magnificent late Victorian country house with gardens and wooded estate, is a must see. As well as the grand rooms used by the wealthy family, you also get the chance to peek below stairs at the servants' quarters.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan near Mevagissey are also well worth a visit, along with the National Trust's Cotehele, a tudor house near Calstock, just 17 miles from Badgers' Sett.

There's always a warm welcome for you here, so if you'd like to come and experience Autumn in Cornwall for yourself, book your holiday cottage online today or give us a call on 01579 320741.

Posted: 1 September 2018

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