Walks – (courtesy of iWalk Cornwall)
Polzeath to St Enodoc Church - 3.7 miles/6 km, Easy
The walk starts at Polzeath beach and follows the coast path, known as "The Greenaway", around past a number of small beaches with purple-and-green pinstripe rocks and many rockpools to explore at low tide. The route continues past remains of shipwrecks on Trebetherick point and descends onto the beach at Daymer Bay before heading through the sand dunes to St Enodoc Church - the burial place of Sir John Betjeman. The route then loops inland, across fields and golf courses, to reach Polzeath.
Rock to Polzeath - 5.8 miles/9.4 km, Easy-moderate
The walk follows the dunes from Rock to Daymer Bay and Trebetherick Point where the wreckage of vessels which foundered on the Doom Bar is still scattered. The walk then joins The Greenaway path to Polzeath passing some small coves where a very patient search might be rewarded with a tiny cowrie shell. The return route follows the stream up the valley from Polzeath then crosses golf courses and fields to reach St Enodoc Church and then Rock via the dunes.
Port Quin to Lundy Bay - 2.9 miles/4.7 km, Moderate
Starting from Port Quin, the route follows the edge of the natural harbour to the folly at Doyden Point. From there the path passes the mineshafts that were once used to extract antimony, on its way to Trevan Point which is now grazed by Dartmoor Ponies. The path then descends to the beaches of Epphaven Cove and Lundy Bay. The return to Port Quin begins beside the collapsed cave and crosses fields via Porteath Bee Centre to join a small lane to Port Quin.
The Rumps to Polzeath around Pentire Point - 4.2 miles/6.7 km, Moderate
The walk starts near the coast at the Lead Mines National Trust car park and heads out onto the coast path. The route follows the coast onto Com Head, where there is a stunning view of Port Isaac Bay. The coast path continues to Rumps Point, where you can walk through the Iron Age fortifications to the twin headlands. The coast path continues to Pentire Point, where there are views across the Camel Estuary, and on to the beach at Pentireglaze. The route finally heads inland at New Polzeath along lanes towards Pentire Farm to complete the circular walk.
Port Isaac to Polzeath - 9.4 miles/15.1 km, Moderate-strenuous
The route follows the Coast Path (also known as the rollercoaster) from Port Isaac to the sheltered inlet of Port Quin. From here the route passes the clifftop folly that was used as a gambling den and the mines on Doyden Point before reaching the sandy beaches of Epphaven Cove and Lundy Bay. The walk continues along the rugged coast around the headlands of The Rumps and Pentire Point before entering the Camel Estuary, passing the sandy beaches of Pentireglaze and reaching Polzeath.
Camel Trail - Bike hire 7 days a week.
A friendly, family run cycle hire business situated in the heart of Wadebridge directly opposite the beginning of the beautiful Wadebridge to Padstow Camel Trail cycle route. Call 01208814104 to book.
The Eden Project is nestled in a huge crater with massive Biomes housing the largest rainforest in captivity, stunning plants, exhibitions and stories serve as a backdrop to the striking contemporary gardens, summer concerts and exciting year-round family events. 01726 811911.
St Endellion Music Festival – 31 Jul 2018 to 10 Aug 2018
Celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2018, the St Endellion summer music festival began life when a musical priest, Roger Gaunt, invited a group of college friends down to help him renovate St Endellion’s derelict rectory. Over the years the festival grew from friends putting on small scale fundraising concerts to include an orchestra and a chorus.
Historic Houses & Gardens, Lanhydrock House (National Trust), Bodmin
Magnificent late Victorian country house with garden and wooded estate - 01208 265950.
Pridaux Place, Padstow
Prideaux Place is set in an endlessly beautiful part of North Cornwall and stands above the pretty old fishing port of Padstow. 01841 532411.
Pencarrow House, Bodmin
Pencarrow House and Gardens lies at the foot of a sweeping valley between Bodmin and Wadebridge in Cornwall. 01208 841369.
Coasteering & Rock Climbing, Cornish Rock Torse
Explore the rugged coastline of North Cornwall with an action packed guided coasteering session - 07791 534884.
For the ultimate rush surrounded by undoubtedly some of the best scenery, wildlife and nature that the UK has to offer - 01208 862 963.
Fishing Trips, Lady Mary ,Padstow
Shark, Wreck and Reef Fishing with Jim West. 01208 812099 or 07976 292379.
Diving, Harlyn Dive School
Dive training at all levels - 07890 671225.
Surfing, Wavehunters Animal Surf Academy, Polzeath & Port Isaac
Helping adventurous souls to discover this spectacular stretch of coastline - 0870 242 2856 / 07891 639461.
Harlyn Surf School, Harlyn Bay
Great location, lots of fun, good choice of activities and a fantastic instructor team - 01841 533076.
Horse Riding, Tredole Trekking & Riding Stables, Boscastle
Lakefield Equestrian Centre, Camelford
Full equestrian facilities and catering for all abilities, from complete beginner to the more advanced rider - 01840 213279.