These days, Bude canal is a peaceful walk through rolling countryside, but in its hay day was a bustling and busy transport route. In this blog post, we dip into the history and give you some recommendations for a pleasant walk. Any top tips? Let us know in the comments below.
Parts of Cornwall and Devon are known for their sub-tropical climate, and the West Country as a whole is home to some wonderful flowers and plants. For this blog post, we’ve tried to pick 10 of our favourites, including some slightly controversial inclusions. Did we miss yours? Let us know in the comments below.
The myriad of languages and people that have lived in Cornwall has left us with a somewhat baffling array of place-names. The county is renowned for some of the strangest names in England, so here we've pulled together some that we know about. Have we left one out? Do you disagree? Leave a comment below!
The Cornish are really quite an enterprising bunch. For a county so rural, it is always impressive to read of the contributions to industry, technology and science made by inhabitants of the county. In this blog post, we’ve collected 9 of the greatest inventions and discoveries made by Cornish folk. If we’ve missed something that deserves a mention, let us know in the comments below.
If these Beasts from the East will finally allow us a springtime, it might just about be time to celebrate Easter! As usual, local attractions (such as National Trust properties) are all holding some sort of Easter egg hunt or themed events, but here are a few ideas that you might otherwise have missed. Did we miss a great event? Let us know in the comments below!
To many Cornish folk, fairings are as much a part of the local food heritage as pasties and clotted cream. In this blog post, we share our tried and tested recipe for these delicious Cornish biscuits.
Over a couple of centuries, Bude has turned from a barren 'furzey down' to a thriving, award-winning coastal resort. Many of you will already be familiar with its charms, but how many of these 12 fascinating Bude facts did you already know? If you know any others, let us know in the comments below!
Half-term is upon us already! It's a great time to be in North Cornwall, with the first flowers beginning to emerge. As always, local attractions are laying on a range of great activities to keep you and your family entertained throughout the week. Here is our selection of 14 fantastic events and activities - princesses and pancakes, rag-rugs, wrestling, bears and bric-a-brac - there's something for everyone!
We've just submitted our entry for this year's Big Garden Birdwatch 2018, so now seems as good a time as any to share with you our surprising findings, along with a few thoughts about the wonderful bird-watching opportunities in the area.
Locally, it's not hard to find somewhere that can serve you a tasty cream tea or a cup of decent coffee - but are there places where you can enjoy a view of Cornwall at the same time? You bet! In this blog post, we've collected 5 great cafés where you are also treated to a stunning Cornish vista. I'm sure there are more - if we've missed one, let us know in the comments below!
As the buzz of the festive period wears off, we have the chance to plan the year ahead. There is plenty to look forward to this year, so we've collected a few dates worth putting in your diary. If we're missed a great event, let us know in the comments below! Have a great year!
In a county as picturesque as Cornwall, it's not easy to pick out the best photo opportunities... but we like a challenge! Of course, many of our chosen spots make for a great walk to blow off those cobwebs or shed those Christmas calories, but this list is really for the photographers amongst you. So charge your batteries, find that memory card, and explore our 8 fantastic photo opportunities in North Cornwall:
If you fancy feeling festive then North Cornwall and Devon have plenty to offer you! Carols and concerts, steam trains and shopping, magic and Morris dancing, and even a barbecue! What will you be getting up to? Let us know in the comments if we've missed a great event!
Ohh, it's that time of year again! What on earth are you going to get for so-and-so? Do you join the throngs of shoppers on the high street, or do you shop online and hope the right gift arrives on time? We have another idea. How about you make something? For those of us who aren't naturally talented in craft, we've gathered 5 great craft workshops that you can take part in over the next month. Failing that, you could always gift a voucher so that your loved ones can make their own presents!
Of course, many great films and TV shows have been set and shot in our wonderful county. But can we surprise you with a few familiar names that spent their formative years here? We've collected 10 famous people who you might not have known were either born or raised in Cornwall. Did we miss someone? Let us know in the comments!