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Cornwall

The Lighthouse at the Lizard Peninsula sits on top of craggy cliffs under a brooding dark blue sky, with Bumble Rock and the Lions Den. © Joe Cornish

The Lighthouse at the Lizard Peninsula sits on top of craggy cliffs under a brooding dark blue sky, with Bumble Rock and the Lions Den. © Joe Cornish

Cornwall may be steeped in Celtic history yet it also offers the uncomplicated joy of a day spent by the sea.  From the picture-box charms of the villages and towns of St Ives, Polzeath and Port Isaac to the raw natural beauty of the coast, one trip to this part of the world is often just the start of many more. Remember to pack some good walking boots and you’ll be set for life!

The coast from Bude to Morwenstow in North Cornwall has a huge selection of walks for all abilities – all you need is a passion for looking at the sky, the sea, and wildflowers. Explore the atmospheric charm of a medieval yeoman’s cottage at the Tintagel Old Post Office and try the secluded beaches at Holywell and Crantock for hikes, nature spotting, and – our favourite – home-made picnics.

If you’re based in West Cornwall, we recommend a trip to Cornwall’s largest natural freshwater lake, Penrose. It’s a sheltered tranquil spot and the surrounding woodland, fields and parkland are brilliant for cyclists, walkers, and nature spotters. Finally, spend time at the iconic St Michaels Mount for the views of St Mounts Bay and the subtropical terraced garden.

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