Cornwall Pure hiking

 

Penwith Peninsula

The region around Land's End is my favourite in Cornwall and attracts a lot of vistors all year round. The main sights are the famous Minack Theatre, Geevor Tin Mine, St. Michael's Mount, St. Ives and the ancient bronze age stone circles, quoits and menhirs.

I will take you to some more hidden places too, which you are unlikely to  find in most travel books. I like the wilderness, the remote areas as well as the long beaches in Sennen Cove or Praa Sands and the special way of life with an almost Mediterranean touch.

The climate is mild, because of the gulf stream which passes by the coast, and this means even in autumn and winter the days are often mild and sunny.  In the summer temperatures climb up to 25 / 27 degrees with a pleasant breeze from the sea. The water is clear and sparkles in a range of different blues from turquoise to azure. But be warned, the sea is never much over 17 degrees, so you need to be brave to swim or wear a wetsuit!

We offer walking holidays throughout the year and every season has its own beauty. Spring and late summer are good for garden lovers, and September onwards will suit those who like to be away from the holiday crowds and spend a more peaceful week. Christmas is a beautiful time here too and every village has its own Christmas displays with trees and lights glittering in the dusk. It is truly the time of year for people to get together.

Some of the places we will visit:

Marazion (Cornish: Marghasjow) is the oldest town in Britain (1257AD) and was formerly an extremely important part of British trading history as well as smuggling! It is opposite St. Michael`s Mount, one of the most visited sights in Cornwall, and is a very lovely place which sits directly on a long sandy beach at Mount`s Bay.

Penzance (Cornish: holy headland) is an old town with a harbour and interesting buildings like the Egyptian House and Exchange Gallery, quirky pubs like "Turk's Head" or "Admiral Benbow". The Union Hotel has  jazz evenings every  Saturday and the music really gets people up and dancing and enjoying  themselves. The ferry to the  Scilly Islands, (the ‘Scillonian’) leaves from Penzance and you can book a day trip or go for longer if you want more time to explore the beautiful islands.

Mousehole (Cornish: island harbour), surely the prettiest village in England, Mousehole is  great value for one day, with plenty of pubs and gift shops and an idyllic harbour to sit at enjoying an ice cream! The Wild Bird Hospital is here too and well worth a visit to see how the Cornish care for their wild animals. Dolly Pentreath, the last Cornish speaking person, also  lived here. Mousehole is probably most famous for the ‘Mousehole cat’….read the book and see if you can spot the cat while you are there!

Minack Theatre (Cornish: a rocky place), the famous open air theatre in Porthcurno, hewn out of the rock face. From 1931 until she died in 1983, Rowena Cade planned, built and financed the construction of the  Minack. It is a stunning achievement and excellent venue for high quality theatre productions from May to September. Remember to wrap up warm though as the evenings can get a bit chilly next to the sea!

St. Ives, one of the most visited places in Cornwall, offers golden sandy beaches, cobbled streets and the famous Tate Gallery. Artists from all over the world come here to work because of the special light and colours. In the summer months they often open their door for curious visitors. The harbourside is worth a stroll too, with its tiny restaurants and cafes and some of the best  fish and chips in the region!.

South West Coast Path, where else can you walk along 630 miles (1000km) of such superb coastline? The heritage, wildlife, geology and scenery along the way are truly inspirational and a walk along it every day never ceases to amaze and surprise you.

Trebah Garden is one of the most beautiful gardens in the west of Cornwall. Discover the magic of this beautiful Cornish valley garden with over four miles of footpath. Stroll among the plants and trees under canopies bursting with exotic blooms. Follow vibrant tunnels of colour that cascade down to our very own secluded beach on the Helford River.

Zennor is one of my favourite places  here, a magical place situated between fields and a rugged coastline, with a 13th century church with its own resident mermaid!

There is so much more to see and discover here. I hope I have whetted your appetite to come along and see for yourself.

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