Cornwall in the south of England is rich in scenic beauty, there are lots of walking trails including coastal paths with stunning sea views, cliffs and coves. Cornish history and heritage are part of its uniqueness with tin mines spotted all over the rugged landscape. A place for tranquil walks, hikes and cycling, combined with local mining history. Our writers have been inspired to write about their experiences along the beautiful coast and further inland where some locations have UNESCO protected status.
Cornwall is renowned for many things such as the Cornish pasty, did you know that the oldest Cornish pasty bakery in the world, Warrens bakery, is in Penzance? (Just a little trivia for you.) Pirates of Penzance, smugglers, legends and myths such as Tintagel Castle legend of King Arthur. Also the well-known Land’s End or Peal Point which is the most westerly mainland point of Cornwall and England, the distance between Land’s End to John O’ Groats in Scotland is 1.349 km (838 miles) by road.
There are lots of rugged trails with picture perfect views, you could almost imagine Poldark scenes there. Parts of the coast are very popular with surfers and even on a winters day you will find them catching a wave. St Ives is a very popular destination for artists with its many art galleries and retreats, the streets and houses are so picturesque and the beaches are stunning, the sea food is a delight, as you will find throughout Cornwall. The fishing industry has been a tradition dating back a long way. Fowey, pronounced Joy, is a harbour town where Fishing was an integral part of life and some of the merchants were also privateers and did a smuggling too. Our writers have shared their experiences with you here and will hopefully inspire you to enjoy the beautiful Kernow too.