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CONTENTS West Cornwall Pasty Company

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Attractions, Day’s Out,

Getting to Cornwall

4 - 11

Activities

Air Southwest

4

Oats Travel

4

Exeter Airport

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Leeds Bradford International Airport

6

Isles of Scilly Travel

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Cork Airport

11

Events in Cornwall

23 - 26

Cornwall - Where the wild things are

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Arthurian Centre

23

China Clay Country Park

24

Country Skittles

24

7 - 12

Marine Discovery

24

Where to Stay

13 - 19

Find places on the Internet

25

Organic Panda

13

Cornish Horizons

13

Glendorgal Self Catering Apartments & House

14

Path

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Aspects Holidays

14

Crealy Adventure Park

26

Cranstar

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Golfing in Cornwall

27

St Ives Bay Holiday Park

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Newquay Golf Club

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Harbour Holidays

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West Cornwall Golf Club

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Glendorgal Hotel

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Tehidy Golf Club

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Carbis Bay Hotel & Self Catering Apartments

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St Mellion International Resort

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Surfing in Cornwall

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Trevose Golf & Country Club

28

Natural Balance

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Dining Out in Cornwall

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Seb West

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Gylly Beach Cafe

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Tate Gallery

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St Pirans Inn

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Pure Blue

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Garrack Hotel & Restaurant

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Tremayne Applied Arts

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Fore Street Deli

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Isles of Scilly Flowers

21

Callestick Farm

30

Quaycards

22

Cornwall Tourist Pass

31

St Austell Brewery

32

The North West Coastal

PUBLISHED BY Cornwall Tourism Limited Heathermoor, Count House Lane, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 2PT Tel: +44 (0)1736 794712 E: editor@cornwalltourism.eu W: www.cornwalltourism.eu

CONTRIBUTORS Cate Bates cat.bates@hotmail.co.uk PRINTED BY

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Save money thoughout Cornwall - www.cornwalltouristpass.com Despite its out of the way location, Cornwall is easy to get to whichever way you chose to travel. As with all journeys, it certainly helps to plan in advance. For those who need to get to Cornwall quickly, or for whom the distance is an obstacle, flying is now a viable and affordable option; from London Gatwick, off peak prices start at approximately £60. With the journey lasting as little as under an hour, this is the speediest way of getting to the county for the majority of holiday makers. At Newquay Cornwall Airport, there are taxi and bus services that run to the town of Newquay and hire cars available to get you to your destination. Flights are available from many airports around the country including Bristol, Manchester, Dublin and Glasgow. There is no doubt that travelling to Cornwall by road will afford you the most freedom in a county characterised by its wild landscape and winding roads. The M4 and M5 motorways run down to the outskirts of the city of Exeter in neighbouring Devon and from this point, the A30, A38 and A39 provide access to all corners of the county. The A39 is known as the Atlantic Highway and it traces the dramatic coastline of the North West. At peak times, there can be congestion on the roads so bear this in mind when planning your route. Both the AA and the RAC provide useful online route planners, and we found GPS to be invaluable when the traffic backed up on our journey home.

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Getting to Cornwall

The National Express coach company travels to multiple destinations throughout the county, including the capital, Truro, and Penzance in the south. If you want an easy journey without the hassle of changes, this is a good option. Journeys booked in advance can be very cheap, and if you don’t mind a longer journey time then I would suggest investigating this as a method of travel. For those individuals who don’t drive, get a bit travel sick on the roads (like me) or are looking for a green way of getting to Cornwall that doesn’t involve a very long walk, there is a great train service provided by First Great Western Trains that runs across the county. I travelled to Newquay from Hampshire with a group of friends and the journey was really easy with just a couple of straightforward changes. It was great to sit back and relax as the train swooped through glorious countryside and when we stopped at a little station en route, we were lucky enough to catch the actor Martin Clunes filming the enduringly popular ITV drama Doc Martin. The journey took approximately the same time as it would have on the road and I would definitely travel by train to Cornwall again. If you book in advance, it can also be more economical. There is a sleeper service from London Paddington for those who don’t want to miss a moment of daytime while on holiday. Once in the county, visitors can take advantage of several railway and bus services, and there is ferry service that navigates the coast, transporting both passengers and cars. For more information, visit www.cornwallpublictransport.info.

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Events in Cornwall Lundy Island Day Trip - Bude Spend a day on the natural & historic National Trust island of Lundy, 3 miles long, ½ mile wide, 12 miles off the North Devon coast. From: 30 Mar 2010 to 26 Oct 2010 Peppa Pig’s Party at Hall for Cornwall - Truro Peppa is a playful little piggy who lives with her younger brother George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig. Through everyday adventures she plays games, makes new friends and enjoys her absolute favourite activity – jumping up and down in muddy puddles! From: 8 Apr 2010 to 9 May 2010 Taste South East Cornwall - Looe and Polperro Taste South East Cornwall is centred around the picturesque fishing ports of Looe and Polperro. From: 17 Apr 2010 to 1 May 2010 Divefest 2010 - Mevagissey, Nr St Austell Building on the success of last years event and once again taking place at Pentewan Sands Holiday Park. This promises to be the UK’s biggest diving event of the year. So what’s it all about? From: 30 Apr 2010 to 3 May 2010 English National Surfing Championships at Extreme Academy - Watergate Bay, Newquay The county’s best surfers compete for national team berths. Full details of all events can be found at www.watergatebay. co.uk From: 1 May 2010 to 3 May 2010 Giant Bolster Weekend - St Agnes Legend has it that long ago, there lived in the parish of St Agnes a giant by the name of Bolster. Witness his dastardly deeds in street theatre and pageantry . From: 1 May 2010 to 3 May 2010 Clawes Weekend at Blue Reef Aquarium - Newquay From comical hermit crabs and ‘fashion-conscious’ decorator crabs to giant lobsters and the mighty king crab this exciting feature offers a fascinating insight into the incredible world of crustaceans. From: 1 May 2010 to 3 May 2010

From: 8 May 2010 to 8 May 2010 Daphne du Maurier Festival - Fowey Annual Arts & Literature Festival, in memory of Daphne du Maurier, who lived & wrote in the area. A 10-day, sparkling mix - National & International Stars, Literary talks, Guided walks & cruises, Drama, Community events & free entertainment! From: 13 May 2010 to 22 May 2010 Battle of Stratton Commemoration Weekend (Battle of Stamford Hill) - Stratton, Bude For two days historic Stratton will again echo to the beat of drums, tramp of feet, crack of muskets, thunder of guns and smell of gunpowder as members of the Sealed Knot muster to re-enact the Battle of Stratton between Royalists and Parliamentarian From: 15 May 2010 to 16 May 2010 Powerboat Grand Prix - Penzance Cornwall powers onto the motorsports map on 21st May when the arrival of Powerboat P1’s new flagship British series, the SuperStock Championship, races into Penzance for an actionpacked weekend of powerboating racing, LIVE music and entertainment. From: 21 May 2010 to 23 May 2010 Fal River Festival - Falmouth, Truro, Roseland The Fal River Festival is all about celebrating life on the river Fal in Cornwall. The 9 day festival encompasses over 130 events which range from music and drama, the arts and heritage to rowing races, triathlons and walks. From: 28 May 2010 to 6 Jun 2010 Run to the Sun Festival - Trevelgue Holiday Park, Restormel Run to the Sun has grown into one of the largest Custom Car, VW and dance festival in Europe since its conception. From: 28 May 2010 to 31 May 2010 Shark Week at Blue Reef Aquarium - Newquay Despite their reputation as man-eaters, sharks worldwide are under increasing threat from us. Learn all about the secret world of these amazing creatures and what we can do to help protect them in the wild. From: 29 May 2010 to 6 Jun 2010

Padstow May Day - Padstow The first day of May is Obby Oss day in Padstow. The origins of this traditional celebration are lost in the midst of time but it is thought to celebrate the arrival of Spring and may even be an ancient fertility festival. From: 1 May 2010 to 1 May 2010

The Bude Motor Classic 2010 - Bude Bude Motor Club will be holding their 2nd Classic Motor Show at the rugby ground in the centre of Bude on Sunday 6th June 2010. The event this year will be totally FREE to all entrants. From: 6 Jun 2010 to 6 Jun 2010

St Ives Literature Festival - St Ives There will be a host of events each day during the eight days of the festival - readings, talks, workshops and performance. From: 1 May 2010 to 8 May 2010

Royal Cornwall Show - Wadebridge For three days each year the showground at Wadebridge is transformed into a living town, bustling with life, energy, agriculture, entertainment and trade. From: 10 Jun 2010 to 12 Jun 2010

World War Zoo weekend at Newquay Zoo - Newquay Discover more about what happened to zoos during World War Two. Visit Newquay Zoo’s, wartime ‘Dig for Victory’ garden. From: 1 May 2010 to 3 May 2010 Firepower! at Pendennis Castle - Falmouth Watch in fascinatation as the castle’s gun crew and Cornwallbased Stargun Company fire guns and cannons dating from the 13th to the 20th century. Earplugs not included! From: 2 May 2010 to 3 May 2010

St Ives Food and Drink Festival - St Ives The first food and drink festival in St Ives, runs from June 14th with a number of daily events in some of the town’s bars and restaurants, building up through the week to the main Festival weekend on the 19th and 20th. From: 14 Jun 2010 to 20 Jun 2010

Helston Flora Day - Helston The first festival after winter featuring the Early Morning Dance, Hal-an-Tow, children’s dance and Evening Dance.

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Events in Cornwall UKPSA Gul Night Surf - Fistral, Newquay Gul has announced that it will for the second year running be the headline sponsor for the UK Pro Surf Tour Night Surf to be held again at Fistral Beach Newquay. From: 18 Jun 2010 to 20 Jun 2010 Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival - Falmouth The Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival was founded and is organised by Falmouth Shout. The continuing work by members of Falmouth Shout, with the support of the RNLI has ensured that it has become a successful and popular annual event. From: 18 Jun 2010 to 20 Jun 2010 Polperro Festival 2010 - Polperro An annual event with celebrations and activities throughout the week including music, art, drama, morris dancing and more! From: 19 Jun 2010 to 27 Jun 2010 Saltash Town Regatta and Waterside Festival - Saltash Gig Racing - Continental Market - Bands - Parade - Sailing Childrens Entertainers - Red Barrows - Morris Dancers - Flashboat Racing - Demonstrations and more. From: 19 Jun 2010 to 20 Jun 2010 Murdoch Day - Redruth

Hundreds of people fill the streets in Redruth, as the Cornish town remembers its famous son, William Murdoch. With a celebration of the town’s history, stalls, games and live entertainment, it’s a day full of colour. From: 19 Jun 2010 to 19 Jun 2010 Golowan Festival - Penzance The Golowan Festival brings the past and present together in Penzance’s community celebration of the traditional Feast of St. John, featuring The Golowan Band, Penglaz, Serpent Dances, The Quay Fair and more. From: 20 Jun 2010 to 27 Jun 2010 Mazey Day - Penzance Mazey Day on the Saturday of that weekend sees the town centre transformed with banners and leafy decorations, the streets closed and street markets, processions and a Serpent Dance featuring walking displays made by the children of many of the local schools in, and around, Penzance. Quay Day on... From: 26 Jun 2010 to 26 Jun 2010 Mevagissey Feast Week - Mevagissey Various events throughout the week, including fish festival; live music events; processions; dancing; choral events; fishing boat race; raft race; mini triathlon; fete; carnival; spectacular firework display. From: 27 Jun 2010 to 3 Jul 2010

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Events in Cornwall Lafrowda Festival and Day - St Just, Penzance Lafrowda Festival is an annual event in St. Just in Penwith, Cornwall, in celebration of community arts. Lafrowda 2010 will take place from the 2nd July, with Lafrowda Day on Saturday 17th July. From: 2 Jul 2010 to 17 Jul 2010 Pirates Weekend at Blue Reef Aquarium - Newquay Swashbuckling fun for younger visitors - discover all about pirates, privateers and buccaneers. There’s storytelling sessions, workshops, flag designing classes and even special talks about some real life pirates. From: 3 Jul 2010 to 4 Jul 2010 Ayr Field Day - St Ives Ayr Field Day. A great day out for all the family, join us for our 5th annual community celebration including over 20 community and craft stalls, affordable local food, arts and craft activities, circus skills workshops, live music from up and coming local bands, a range of exciting performances... From: 4 Jul 2010 to 4 Jul 2010 Salts and Sail - Penzance Mousehole’s biennial Sea Salts & Sail Festival which revives old traditions and celebrates the heritage of West Cornwalls’ most justly famous fishing village. From: 9 Jul 2010 to 11 Jul 2010 UK Surf Rowers League Summer Series: Round 3 at Extreme Academy - Watergate Bay, Newquay Surfboat racing at one of the country’s best surfing beaches. From: 10 Jul 2010 to 10 Jul 2010 Looe Festival by the Sea - Looe A weekend celebration in the historic maritime port of Looe. Over the weekend of the 10th and 11th of July Looe’s Festival by the Sea will once again be taking place. This will include the Taste South East Cornwall team with their wonderful food From: 10 Jul 2010 to 11 Jul 2010 Stithians Agricultural Show - Stithians, Falmouth Stithians Show is one of the largest and oldest one day shows in the country. It is held annually in July and the attendance is in excess of 20,000 people each year. From: 12 Jul 2010 to 12 Jul 2010 Port Eliot Festival 2010 - St Germans One of the UK’s most original, magical, bohemian, bookish, colourful, musical & comic festivals returns in 2010… Pitch your tent in the stunning fairytale grounds of the ancient Port Eliot estate in Cornwall, cast aside all inhibition and explore! From: 23 Jul 2010 to 25 Jul 2010 Boconnoc Steam Fair - Lostwithiel Boconnoc House and its surrounding estate is one of the most beautiful and historic locations in Cornwall. Come along to their annual Steam Fair - Friday, Saturday & Sunday 23, 24 & 25 July. From: 23 Jul 2010 to 25 Jul 2010

Summer Survival at Eden - Par This summer they’re embracing survival at the Eden Project. Their summer survival challenge will teach families how to build a den, make fire from friction, forage for food, build mini rafts and learn how to survive by real bushcraft experts. From: 23 Jul 2010 to 5 Sep 2010 Wild Breakfast at Newquay Zoo - Newquay An atmospheric dawn tour of the zoo with keepers as the animals wake up! Prepare animal enrichment treats and enjoy a hot drink and cooked breakfast at the zoo for yourself. From: 25 Jul 2010 to 25 Jul 2010 52nd St Endellion Summer Music Festival - St Endellion, Port Isaac The St Endellion Music Festivals take place at Easter and in the Summer every year in the Collegiate Church of St Endelienta, bringing together a wide range of exciting musicians from all over the world. From: 27 Jul 2010 to 6 Aug 2010 RNAS Culdrose Air Day - Helston Ever dreamt of becoming a pilot? Want to find out what it’s like to sit at the controls of a 15 tonne Helicopter, surrounded by the latest technology, making vital tactical and operational decisions under pressure? From: 28 Jul 2010 to 28 Jul 2010 Paddington Bear - Bodmin Come along to Bodmin General Station and meet the children’s favourite Paddington Bear, who will be mingling with the crowds, with plenty of time for a photograph and a chat. A great weekend for children of all ages to enjoy. From: 30 Jul 2010 to 2 Aug 2010 King Arthurs Tales at Tintagel Castle - Tintagel Back by popular demand, in the legendary castle of Tintagel, meet King Arthur and Merlin as they spin tales of magic, mystery, adventure and the days of the round table. Performances at 11.30am, 1.30pm & 3.15pm From: 1 Aug 2010 to 1 Aug 2010 Padstow Carnival Week - Padstow Padstow celebrate carnival week in style with activities, quiz, music and more. Fun for all! From: 2 Aug 2010 to 7 Aug 2010 The Relentless Boardmasters 2010 - Newquay The Relentless Boardmasters is Europe’s most famous surf, skate and music festival and over its 29 years has welcomed the biggest names in those fields. 2010 will be no different. Seasick Steve and Newton Faulkner join Leftfield as headliners... From: 4 Aug 2010 to 8 Aug 2010 Grand Medieval Joust at Pendennis Castle - Falmouth Enjoy the thrills and sills of medieval jousting and cheer on your favourite knight as our competors break lances in real mounted combat. The knights’ teams compete in mounted skill at arms, and further entertainment is provided by our own jester, w From: 4 Aug 2010 to 5 Aug 2010

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Events in Cornwall Battle of Camlann - Tintagel The Battle of Camlann, King Arthur’s last, fought in the year 537 was the final attempt by Mordred and his army to seize the throne. You can see this bitter battle re-enacted along with another from the early Arthurian period in Tintagel this Summer. From: 6 Aug 2010 to 8 Aug 2010 Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week - Falmouth Internationally recognised sailing regatta complemented by lively shoreside entertainment and children’s activities. From: 7 Aug 2010 to 14 Aug 2010 North Cornwall Cup - Bude The second North Cornwall Cup will be held this year on the weekend of the 7th & 8th August, once again at Budehaven fields for all ages from under-8 to under-18 and also Girls at under-16. The event attracts teams from all over the south west plus s From: 7 Aug 2010 to 8 Aug 2010 Summer Fine Food,Art & Craft Fair at Trereife - Newlyn, Penzance With a large marquee of art and craft stalls on the tennis lawn, and a selection of fine food stalls in the cobbled stable area of the house, you can expect an array of attractions, plus a variety of entertainment for children, with craft workshops, From: 7 Aug 2010 to 8 Aug 2010 Wild Breakfast at Newquay Zoo - Newquay An atmospheric dawn tour of the zoo with keepers as the animals wake up! Prepare animal enrichment treats and enjoy a hot drink and cooked breakfast at the zoo for yourself. From: 8 Aug 2010 to 8 Aug 2010, 22 Aug 2010 to 22 Aug 2010 Bude-Stratton Heritage Weekend - Bude Incorporating “Canal Day” and “Gurney Day” From: 8 Aug 2010 to 8 Aug 2010 2010 Pendennis Cup - Falmouth 2010 will see the return of the prestigious Pendennis Cup, run by local superyacht yard Pendennis. The 2010 Pendennis Cup will follow a similar format of superyacht racing as an integral part of Falmouth Week. From: 9 Aug 2010 to 14 Aug 2010 King Arthurs Tales at Tintagel Castle - Tintagel Back by popular demand, in the legendary castle of Tintagel, meet King Arthur and Merlin as they spin tales of magic, mystery, adventure and the days of the round table. Performances at 11.30am, 1.30pm & 3.15pm From: 11 Aug 2010 to 11 Aug 2010, 25 Aug 2010 to 25 Aug 2010 Mining Villages Festival - Camborne The mining villages festival is a programme of events organised by villages steeped in the history and culture of Cornish mining but each with its own distict character. The festival is a chance for visitors and residents alike to explore and find out more about these fascinating communities....

From: 14 Aug 2010 to 22 Aug 2010 Fowey Regatta and Carnival Week - Fowey The Fowey Royal Regatta is hailed by many as one of the best local regattas in the country. From: 15 Aug 2010 to 21 Aug 2010 King Arthurs Tales at Tintagel Castle - Tintagel Back by popular demand, in the legendary castle of Tintagel, meet King Arthur and Merlin as they spin tales of magic, mystery, adventure and the days of the round table. Performances at 11.30am, 1.30pm & 3.15pm From: 18 Aug 2010 to 18 Aug 2010 West Of England Steam Rally - Stithians, Falmouth The largest steam rally in the South West with over 50 full size steam engines plus stationary and scale steam engines, old time fairground, a large selection of vintage vehicles and moror cycles, stationary engines, heavy horses and more. From: 20 Aug 2010 to 22 Aug 2010 Bude Carnival - Bude Afternoon events start at 2:00pm at The Castle Grounds. The procession leaves the Wharf at 6:30pm . During the procession traffic restrictions will operate around the town. From: 21 Aug 2010 to 21 Aug 2010 Porthleven Lifeboat Day - Porthleven Porthleven Lifeboat day, fun for all the family. From: 22 Aug 2010 to 22 Aug 2010 Wadebridge Folk Festival - Wadebridge Great Music, for general information about the festival and to read about last year’s event, visit the Information Page at www. wadebridgefolk.co.uk From: 27 Aug 2010 to 30 Aug 2010 Bude Jazz Festival 2010 - Various venues, Bude Bude hosts one of Britain’s leading jazz festivals. The Twentythird Bude Jazz Festival will pack 144 jazz events into seven days. A single stroller ticket will give you admission to all but two of these events. From: 28 Aug 2010 to 3 Sep 2010 Cornwall Pride - Truro The annual gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender festival celebrating diversity in Cornwall starts with a morning parade through Truro city centre, afternoon event in Victoria Park, and evening ticket-only marquee entertainment on Lemon Quay. From: 28 Aug 2010 to 28 Aug 2010 Party in the Park at Trereife - Newlyn, Penzance This stunning venue is the setting for an annul music event. Party In The Park is all about the best local bands playing in front of the best crowd, all under one roof! The event is being held under cover in marquees within the beautiful and histor From: 29 Aug 2010 to 30 Aug 2010 Newlyn Fish Festival - Newlyn Celebrate all things fishy in one of Cornwall’s most distinctive and original fishing villages. Satify your appetite at the seafood barbeque whilst enjoying the live entertainment and bidding at the seafood auction. From: 30 Aug 2010 to 30 Aug 2010

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Events in Cornwall Bude Lifeboat Day - Bude Bude lifeboat day at the wharf Bude , a fun day for all the family. From: 31 Aug 2010 to 31 Aug 2010 Newquay Fish Festival - Newquay The Newquay Fish Festival gives Newquay an opportunity to showcase one of its hidden gems ‘the harbour’ and has proven an extremely popular event with both residents and visitors. From: 10 Sep 2010 to 12 Sep 2010 St Ives September Festival - St Ives Live music, live theatre, dance, art, talks, poetry, comedy & cinema crammed into a 15 day action-packed festival.We have artists from all over the world attending,some familiar to the festival and some here for the first time. From: 11 Sep 2010 to 25 Sep 2010 Truro Carnival - Truro Truro Carnival has been a tradition in Truro for many years, some residents may recall the days when people would come from all the surrounding villages and towns to take part in the Carnival parade or to just enjoy the atmosphere. From: 11 Sep 2010 to 11 Sep 2010 Polo On The Beach at Extreme Academy - Watergate Bay, Newquay Surf meets turf in a reprise of one of the most spectacular beach events ever held. From: 16 Sep 2010 to 16 Sep 2010 Shoreline Quadrathlon - Bude The Awesome Foursome Quadrathlon, held in Bude, has become one of the major events in the UK this year becomes the UK’s World Cup Event. Competitors from across the UK and Europe descend on North Cornwall... From: 18 Sep 2010 to 18 Sep 2010 Cornwall Food & Drink Festival - Truro Welcome to the sixth Cornwall Food and Drink Festival. Always guaranteed to create a buzz, it is the largest event anywhere dedicated to Cornish food and drink and this year it’s even bigger and more action-packed than ever. From: 24 Sep 2010 to 26 Sep 2010 St Mawes Triathlon - St Mawes, Truro The Nearwater St Mawes Triathlon takes place on Sunday 26th September. The event will raise money for “Help for Heroes”. All competitors are welcome. The event will provide great viewing for those wishing to watch rather than participate. From: 26 Sep 2010 to 26 Sep 2010 Boscastle Food, Arts and Crafts Festival - Boscastle Festival with lashings of fresh food, harbour fun and evening frolics. See local Chefs demonstrating and visit stalls where producers will be selling their food, arts and crafts. From: 2 Oct 2010 to 3 Oct 2010

Eden Project Marathon - Par, St Austell It’s already the biggest race in Cornwall and Eden want it to become a permanent fixture in the sporting calendar, encouraging locals and visitors alike to immerse themselves in our extraordinary landscape. From: 10 Oct 2010 to 10 Oct 2010 Lowender Peran Festival - Perranporth Lowender Peran is an annual festival celebrating Cornwall’s Celtic connections. From: 13 Oct 2010 to 17 Oct 2010 Falmouth Oyster Festival - Falmouth Celebrating the start of the oyster dredging season, Falmouth Oyster Festival is acknowledged as a must travel to event by many visitors from all over the country. Cookery demos, oyster and seafood bars, fantastic music line up and more. From: 14 Oct 2010 to 17 Oct 2010 Extreme Academy BSUPA Championships - Watergate Bay, Newquay British stand-up paddlesurf championships decided. From: 16 Oct 2010 to 17 Oct 2010 Roseland Festival - The Roseland, St Mawes A series of music, drama, film and literacy events taking place at venues throughout the Roseland Peninsula. See Festival website for full details. From: 20 Oct 2010 to 30 Oct 2010 Halloween at Eden - Par No tricks, just treats... positive potions, ogling owls, secret spells, special skating and masses of spooky spectaculars. From: 23 Oct 2010 to 31 Oct 2010 Little Monsters Ball, Halloween at Eden - Par An evening of fang-tastic fun. Bring the whole family for an evening of fang-tastic fun, with spooky activities, tasty treats (no tricks) and a good bone-shaking dance in our Olive Groove yard disco. From: 30 Oct 2010 to 31 Oct 2010 Truro City of Lights - Truro Giant lanterns made from withy and tissue will line the streets of Truro. Built by local school and community groups, every year the lanterns are more ambitious, inventive and impressive, with this year being no exception. From: 17 Nov 2010 to 17 Nov 2010 Santa by Steam - Bodmin Bodmin and Wenford Railway, North Cornwall, Enjoy a steam train ride and visit Santa in his grotto on the train during your journey. Free present from Santa for the children, mine pies and seasonal refreshments for adults. A wonderful way to start the Christmas Festivities! From: 5 Dec 2010 to 6 Dec 2010, 12 Dec 2010 to 13 Dec 2010, 23 Dec 2010 to 24 Dec 2010

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Where to stay Cornwall has long been a popular holiday destination and with the recent credit crunch, which has prompted more people to take their annual break in the UK, places to stay in the county are very much in demand. Cornwall’s fantastic coastline and countryside has proved a winning alternative to exotic destinations and people are already making reservations in earnest for the coming summer of 2010. Whatever your motivation for visiting Cornwall, be assured that you will find accommodation to suit your needs. The great outdoors can be enjoyed first hand in one of Cornwall’s many holiday parks, which offer low cost accommodation for families and other groups. Many of these parks are on the coast, making them a good choice for family trips. The cheapest option is to pay for a pitch and set up your own tent (this can cost under £10 a night) and with showers and toilet facilities provided, camping does not mean you have to rough it - unless you want to, of course. Mobile homes are an affordable and comfortable option, as most have modern interiors and amenities. Many parks also offer the more expensive option of holiday lodges which are often furnished to a very high standard. They sleep up to 8 people and prices range from approximately £200-£700, so it is easy to work within your budget. Whether you are a family group with youngsters, a group of teenagers celebrating exam results or a retired couple, there will be somewhere to suit you - however, it probably won’t be the same place - so make sure you thoroughly research your chosen destination when booking. Hostels have suffered from a bad reputation due to their low budget associations, yet these days, they can be an excellent choice for both individuals and groups. A stay in one of Cornwall’s many hostels doesn’t necessarily mean sharing a dorm with strangers, as smaller en-suite rooms are often available to book. They are a great option if your holiday plans involve being out and about - the Reef Surf Lodge, Newquay is ideal for surfers owing to its close proximity to Fistral Bay, and prices start at a very reasonable £15 per person per night. Every hostel is unique and there are some lovely converted building with high standard facilities. Hotels and B&Bs are abundant in Cornwall; from modest, charming town house conversions to the lap of luxury deep in secluded countryside, there is accommodation suited to every visitor. A stay in a spa hotel combined with gentle rambles through beautiful scenery, should make for an unbeatable getaway, or why not book a room in an old Cornish Inn and experience local life first hand? If the idea of a home-from-home is appealing, selfcatering cottages are available for small and large groups alike, and when the cost in divided between a party, they can be good value. Options range from little fishermen’s cottages in the heart of town to generously proportioned barn conversions and places are generally well-equipped. Many also offer broadband internet, cable TV and DVDs for when the weather misbehaves. Prices vary throughout the year with a cottage sleeping 6-8, costing on average £500 per week.

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Serious Surfing Cornwall is one of the best locations in the UK for catching a wave and with its sunny climate and wild Atlantic rollers has become a favoured destination for surfers. As the summer draws to a close, head for the Cornish coast for the best waves in the country. This activity, though sometimes considered to be an extreme sport, can be taken on at every level of expertise, from raw beginner to professional. Bude, a small town in the north of the county, has beaches suitable for serious surfers and the nearby Widemouth Bay is a another beautiful spot which is ideal for beginners. Whether you are seasoned but a little rusty on technique, or so green that you don’t know one end of the board from the other, there are several established surf schools in the area with competitive prices with whom you can book lessons. Newquay, home of the British Surfing Association, is well worth a visit for surfing enthusiasts of all abilities. Watergate Bay is good for beginners and the local hostelry, simply called The Hotel, is home to the aptly named Extreme Academy, where lessons start at £30 for half a day. Fistral beach is probably the most popular surfing destination in Cornwall and is a regular host to professional competitions. Visitors to this beach will certainly find other thrill-seekers who are on the same wave-length to mull over the day’s adventures whilst sharing a post-surf drink. Cornwall has a richly deserved reputation as the perfect venue for family holidays, and when it comes to surfing, children are as well-catered for as adults. Lusty Glaze Beach, a leisure and education complex in Newquay offers well-su-

pervised junior surfing lessons for children from the age of 7, allowing parents to relax in the bar or café or take a lesson themselves. The beach at Perranporth, a little further south of Newquay, is ideal for surfers of all abilities and the nearby locations of Portreath and Chapel Porth provide a challenge for experts. Penhale Corner is suitable for all levels, but as it is an occasional military firing range, it is pertinent to make enquiries before heading down to the beach. The little town of St Ives has some decent surfing conditions, including the popular Carbis Bay which is part of the larger St Ives bay. Other nearby surfing areas, including Porthmeor beach and Sennen Cove should be used only by experienced boarders. Although the majority of surfing spots are on the Atlantic-facing north-west coast, the south-east has a few places worth a visit such as the challenging Porthleven and Pentewan Bay. Equipment shops are in abundance, so there is no need to worry about kitting yourself out with the latest surfing gear. To save hauling your surfboard around especially if you are travelling by public transport, anything you need can be hired from one of the numerous outlets near the surfing beaches. If you are relying on surf hire and visiting one of the quieter locations, it is best to investigate what is on offer in order to avoid disappointment. Cornwall has a commitment to beach safety, and nearly all the main beaches have lifeguards in attendance at peak holiday times. If you have any concerns, be sure to talk to a representative and they will be able to advise you.

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ings from his own personal perspective, making his work intimate, vivid and contemporary. To quote the St. Ives Times & Echo: “He is one of the very few artists around capable of inventing new and impressive techniques and rapidly applying them to new styles of painting, which seem to arrive already fully developed, and yet are always clearly “Seb Wests”. While other painters may surprise with new and unexpected images, West excites his admirers with everything; new images, new styles, new techniques and clever innovations.”

Seb West We are very proud to announce, Seb West, internationally renowned artist, has provided us some of his prize work for this year’s front cover.. In addition, every purchaser of a pass between nown and the end of October 2010 will be entered in to a draw to win a limited edition, signed and dated 2.5’ x 2.5’ print of the front cover piece known as ‘Sunset Moonrise’. Seb West is internationally renowned as one of his generation’s most versatile and prolific artists. He first rose to prominence in the early 90’s with his painted linocut reliefs, but has since diversified across a wide range of media and styles. Seb has owned and run his own gallery since 1995, starting in a side street and moving to larger premises as his reputation grew as an artist. You can now see his pictures exclusively at his gallery in Fore Street St. Ives. On display is a selection the artist’s constantly evolving works both figurative and abstract. Seb was born in St. Ives in 1968,and his diverse, fresh and imaginative style stems from a love and intimate knowledge of his hometown and his Cornish heritage. Third of four children, his mother was an antique dealer, descended from an old St. Ives tin mining family. His father was from the fishing village of St. Combs in Scotland, and came to St. Ives in 1952 when the minesweeper he was serving on, HMS. Wave was wrecked on Pednolva Rocks. Seb grew up in St. Ives and developed a great love for the local countryside and sea. The rugged Cornish landscape and near Mediterranean light had a profound effect on him as a boy, and later would provide a lasting source of inspiration for his work. On leaving school Seb was accepted at Falmouth School of Art where he studied graphic design, and illustration. It was here that he first started to experiment with different media and developed his unique technique of painting onto carved linoleum. Seb has had commissions from clients such as P&O Ferries, Thorn~EMI, ‘19’ magazine, Lloyds Bank, and the Cornwall Tourist Board. For Seb, his artwork is not about creating a purely visual representation, Seb’s love of St. Ives and his intimate knowledge of the area enable him to capture the essence of his surround-

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Cornwall - where the wild things are The Cornish landscape is loved for its unspoilt wilderness - the rugged moorland, jutting coastline and the sea are home to a diverse range of wildlife. These habitats are preserved with great care by the people of the county. When visiting, ensure that you seek out the various magical creatures in and around Cornwall. The sea, warmed by the gulf stream and surrounding the majority of the county, is home to a great variety of wildlife, from the cute and cuddly to the thrillingly scary. Cornwall’s coast has attracted attention from the press with reported sightings of ‘man eating’ sharks, however, holiday makers have nothing to fear as predatory sharks are very rare in these waters and have never posed a threat to people. If you spot a dorsal fin slicing through the water, don’t panic! It is far more likely to belong to the benign Basking shark which can measure up to an enormous 12 metres long. If you want to seek out one of these impressive creatures, they are mostly spotted in Cornish waters from spring to summer and sightings have increased in recent years.

pursuit of otters, the park is a good option for a family day out, and is home to other interesting, though not necessarily native creatures such as wallabies and the tame Fallow Deer. Ornithology, or bird watching, is currently enjoying something of a revival, and has been championed by the comedian Bill Bailey in a new TV programme. If you are thinking of getting involved in this most relaxing of pastimes, Cornwall’s nature reserves and coastline offer a wealth of avian life that will interest both amateurs and seasoned twitchers. Kingfishers can be seen skimming the waters at the Tamar Estuary which in winter months is home to a large variety of waders including the avocet. Hawkes Wood near Wadebridge is an ideal place to see woodland birds like the tree-climbing nuthatch, and is also home to the tawny owl and the pipistrelle bat. The coastline provides a habitat for kittiwakes, gulls and the northern cliffs of the county are a haven for nesting guillemots. There have also been sightings of puffin near Boscastle and Padstow despite their diminishing population. Encouragingly, the Cornish Chough, a relative of the crow with a distinctive orange beak, is experiencing a increase in numbers after years of decline and this emblematic bird may be seen on the rocky coast.

Ocean watching will also reward the visitor with sight of schools of dolphins which inhabit coastal regions and are closely monitored by the Cornish Dolphin Project which endeavours to protect these intelligent creatures. If you are lucky, you may catch sight of them form the water’s edge, but to ensure an encounter, it is best to book a boat trip, where you may come face to face with other fascinating creatures as well. The northern minke whale is often seen in Cornwall’s waters, along with gentle harbour porpoises and the giant circle of the Ocean Sunfish is sometimes visible wafting on the waves. Grey seals are a major attraction for animal lovers, and they are often spotted basking on rocks or bobbing in the surf. They can be viewed all year round and generally live offshore in warmer months, with fluffy little pups, generally born in the summer. Sadly, due to the harsh environment into which they arrive, pups can become separated from their mothers and washed up on the shore. The National Seal Sanctuary was established in 1957 when Cornishman Ken Jones discovered one of these lost pups and is still provides a vital service to seal-kind. Located in the village of Gweek, near Helston, it is open from 10 am every day excluding Christmas and provides a great opportunity to get close to these charming creatures. Visitors can see newly rescued babies in the nursery pools and observe fully grown adults ready for release back to the wild. The sanctuary is also home to sea lions that have been bred in captivity and the facility is sometimes used to house rescued dolphins or turtles. Otters are another endearing animal attraction in the county, and they have their own rescue home in the Tamar Otter and Wildlife Park, located near Launceston. Here, you can see young otters being bred to be introduced to the wild wetlands in the hope of the British otter flourishing once again after its decline in the 1950’s. If you are fortunate and patient, you may catch a glimpse of one operating in its natural ecosystem, as Cornwall now has one of the highest otter populations in the country. If you wish to avoid possible disappointment in the

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Save money thoughout Cornwall - www.cornwalltouristpass.com lenge, the path runs south from Bude, past the surfer’s hangout of Widemouth Bay, over to Crackington Haven which has a few good cafes, a pub and a sheltered beach surrounded by an enormous red rock face in which the deposits of millennia are visible. Further south down the coastal way stands the ruin of Tintagel castle, which has been closely associated with the legendary King Arthur. There are easy walks which provide wheelchair access, and the nearby village of Tintagel offers many refreshment options, including fresh Cornish pasties and cream teas. The route to the castle itself, and the surrounding cliff tops are steep and can be challenging but there are some awe-inspiring views of this ancient outpost which, were it not for the care of the National Trust, would have submitted to the relentless tides. The terrain surrounding the town of Padstow is fairly gentle, and visitors can reward themselves with a post-ramble meal at one of Rick Stein’s famous establishments. Continuing southwards, there is a more demanding trek than runs from Constantine Bay to Mawgan Pawth, passing Trethias Island where seals are sometimes sighted, a bronze age burial site and the Bedruthan steps, a dramatic rock formation on the sands.

The North-Western Coastal Path Ramblers visit Cornwall for its walking terrain and the fantastic views that reward the intrepid wanderer. The coastal path accommodates all levels of enthusiasm and ability and the experience can vary from an unchallenging stroll to a strenuous undertaking. Some of it is accessible to wheelchair users and parents with buggies, so it is possible to incorporate some walking into your holiday whatever the nature of your party. Starting from the north, the small town of Bude is the first major stop along the path. It is an ideal spot for a leisurely family excursion; the functioning canal system provides a scenic walk and it is worth watching the massive watery surges when the gates are opened and the levels change. It is linked to the coastal way through a gentle incline that overlooks the sandy beach and this part of the walk should be accessible to all visitors. Last summer, I walked north from Bude to the little parish of Morwenstow and the scenery from the cliff tops was outstandingly beautiful. Though the walk started gently, we were met with steep inclines throughout the latter part of the journey which, once conquered, afforded sweeping vistas of the Atlantic. After we had exhausted ourselves, we stopped at a 13th Century smuggler’s haunt The Bush Inn for a well deserved drink and a fantastic locally-sourced lunch. For visitors to this area who are looking for a chal-

From here to the surfer’s paradise and party town of Newquay, where numerous short walks around headlands and sweeping bays can be enjoyed by all. Visitors never have to stroll far from the town’s amenities to marvel at the scenery, making Newquay a great destination for families. The 11-mile section of the path that runs from Newquay to St Agnes ranges from easy to moderate in terms of accessibility, passing the dunes and cliff tops at Holywell and Kelsey Head and the more level landscape surrounding Perranporth, where vestiges of Cornwall’s lost mining industry can be found. The old engine houses stand like silent sentinels on the cliffs near St Agnes, a little village that relied heavily on this industry. It is worth a visit for anyone with an interest in the history of the county, and there are pubs, restaurants and cafes to provide the weary walker with refreshment. As the path heads further south, it passes the little harbour town of Porthreath, around which the walking is a little challenging, down past the ominously-named cliff formation of Hell’s Mouth, to Godrevy Point where Godrevy lighthouse can be seen on a rocky outcrop. Fans of literature will be interested to note that this was the inspiration for Virginia Woolf’s novel To the Lighthouse. The rocks around this point are responsible for many shipwrecks, and the graves of lost sailors can be seen in the nearby village of Gwithian. The town of St Ives is a popular and charming destination, and is well worth a visit or an overnight stay. As the path curves past Zennor, a hamlet with a pub and 15th Century church, the terrain becomes difficult and should be attempted with caution by less experienced walkers. The area is rich in Iron Age and mining history, and the old town of St Just is full of interesting diversions, the area having been a site of ancient settlement. Onwards from the most westerly town in the UK to Land’s End, there is a more hospitable section of the coastline, which is rich is wildlife and history. Natural beauty abounds here and the views are stunning. From Land’s End, the most southern point of the mainland, gaze out from the weathered coastline to the seeming infinity of the Atlantic Ocean.

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Golfing in Cornwall There are many courses throughout the county which can offer you a Cornish golfing experience you will never forget.

Tehidy Tehidy Park Golf Club offers a challenging and picturesque 18 hole, Par 71 Parkland course. With panoramic views over the Cornish countryside, it is suitable for golfers at all levels of skill and experience. Our welcome to individuals and groups is always genuine and warm. Tehidy Park offers a warm welcome to societies. Our golf packages can be tailored to your exact requirements and we are delighted to help with all aspects of planning and event management, making the whole experience simple and stress free. The Club lies in the heart of West Cornwall, most notable for its heritage of tin mining, many relics of which can still be seen in the area. Although only two miles from the North Cornwall coast, the course is very definitely parkland in nature, having been established within the parks of a one-time eminent Cornish family. Tehidy Park Golf Club has a rich pedigree, not only when it comes to staging County events but also in producing successful teams and County standard golfers. In 2006 the Tehidy Park ‘scratch’ team claimed the title of Cornwall Team Champions, a title they were to win for three consecutive years. In 2008 the Club also won the two other County team competitions (Frank Wills & Bowl) to become the first team in the history of the Cornish Golf Union to claim an unprecedented treble.

Newquay Established since 1890, Newquay Golf Club is one of Cornwall’s finest links courses. Sitting on the back of Fistral Beach – the world-renowned surfing destination – this par 69, 6141 yard course offers a stiff yet fair challenge to golfers of all abilities. With plenty of bunkers and winds that change – strength and direction – virtually every day these links are no pushover and the course record remains at 63. If your golf is not going too well don’t worry; just admire the stunning sea views that you get from every hole. After your round, relax in our friendly lounge and restaurant where you can enjoy great food at sensible prices plus a range of excellent beers and wines. Once again, the views extend across the golf course and out to sea – the perfect backdrop against which you can dream about the putts that got away - - whilst vowing to come back and tame the course next time! If you have the stamina after all that, take the 5 minute stroll into the town centre to explore Newquay’s vibrant night life. Green fees start at just £31 per round. For more details call 01637 874354 or visit our website at www.newquaygolfclub. co.uk

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TEHIDY PARK GOLF CLUB Camborne, Cornwall TR14 0HH

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