More than just a green theme park, Eden is about connecting plants, people and places. The site is a living demonstration of regeneration and aims to reconnect people with their environments both locally and globally.
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DAPHNE DU MAURIER
Daphne Du Maurier
first came to Fowey in her early twenties and immediately fell in love, not just with the town, but the whole of Cornwall. Her most famous novels, Jamaica Inn, Frenchman’s Creek, Rebecca and The House on the Strand were all inspired by her love of Cornwall, where she lived and wrote.
CORNWALL ASSOCIATION OF TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
Excellent multi language website detailing all of Cornwall’s main tourist attractions with lots of extra information such as maps, travel details, weather, admission charges and opening times. Visit Website
WALKS IN CORNWALL
The Camel Trail
This runs from Bodmin to Padstow and is 11 and a quarter miles.
This is a fairly flat walk and passes through Wadebridge. There is a 7 mile section that runs from Bodmin to Wenfordbridge. This section is more strenuous. The Camel trail can also be ridden by cycles. There are cycle hire shops in Bodmin. Wadebridge and Padstow. It is named because it follows the river Camel.
Gribben Head (Fowey) 4 miles in length-nearest car park- Coombe Farm
The scenery around Fowey is amazing. Daphne du Maurier set many of her books on the area. You will see craggy cliffs, beautiful beaches and stunning grassland meadows.
Lantivet Bay circular walk (Fowey) distance 3 miles car park- Frogmore car park
Head west from car park and catch the ferry to Polruan. Follow the coastline towards Lansallos. Lantivet bay and Lantic bay can be seen. There is a steep path down to the beautiful beach . Catch the ferry back to complete the circle.
Glebe Cliff (Tintagel) 0.2 miles distance car park near Church of Materianas
Stepper Point ( Padstow) distance 1.5 miles
Padstow to Harlyn Bay Follow the coastal path that passes Stepper point round to Harlyn Bay.
THE SAINTS WAY (DROVER’S WAY)
Parts of the trail date from the Bronze Age. It was used to avoid the treacherous waters around Lands End. It was walked in the Dark Ages and Middle ages by Christians and Pilgrims on route from Ireland to Rome, Santiago de Compostela and even the Holy Land.
The Saints Way was opened in 1986 and is approximately 30 miles long. It follows public footpaths and quiet country lanes and is an ideal way to explore the Cornish countryside. The walk gives the opportunity to soak up its unique atmosphere, appreciate its sacred Celtic past and enjoy the beautiful scenery with its diverse wildlife.
It starts at Lych gate of St Petroc Church , on the North coast at Padstow. And finishes on the South coast at Fowey.It passes the highest non- granite uplands in Cornwall at St Breock Downs.
St Benets Abbey is in the village of Lanivet, which is the midway point on the walk. It is therefore an ideal resting place for the night. Many pilgrims and travellers walking the Saints Way stopped and were tended at St Benets Abbey hundreds of years ago. The crossroads in the village divide the North and South walk and this is only a 7 minute walk from St Benets Abbey.
From St Benets Abbey to Fowey you visit Helman Tor. The walk actually divides here making two routes. Helman Tor was the landmark for early travellers to plot their progress before maps arrived on the scene. Today the area with its wet and dry heathlands is a nature reserve. As the highest point is 680 feet, it makes an ideal vantage point to see the stunning views.
One fork goes to Fowey via Lanlivery and Golant and the other fork goes via Luxulyan and Tywardreath. The Saints way is rich in Archaeological interest and passes 12 Cornish churches.
OTHER PLACES TO VISIT
6 mins drive away
This is a spooky, all weather attraction that was featured on TV’s Most Haunted.
It has a great restaurant and bar area, which is open from 10am to 10pm.
The original Jail was built for King George 111 in 1779. The Jail was built with the help of the prisoners who brought 20,000 tons of granite from Bodmin’s Cuckoo Quarry.
They hold paranormal evenings. Do a tour of the Jail and see the execution chamber, stocks and original cells. www.Bodminjail.org
Camel Valley Vine Yard: 9 mins drive away
You can have a guided tour with a glass of wine or a grand tour and tasting, which is recommended by Wine Magazine as Britain’s best tour.
Camel Valley wines have consistently won top major national and international awards.
Hellagenna Riding: 30 mins away
They cater for novices and experience horse riders. Novice rides are an hour long and are escorted across Bodmin Moor at a pace depending on the rider’s experience.
There is Moorland riding for the experienced rider with an hour or two hour ride available.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan: 35 mins away
Heligan, the seat of the Tremayne family for over 400 years, is one of the most mysterious estates in England. It was opened to the public 20 years ago and there are over 200 acres to explore. It is a patchwork of habitats including ancient woodlands, hay meadows, grazed pasture and wetlands. There is a sub-tropical jungle, an Italian garden and productive garden. Many of the vegetables and fruits grown are served in the licensed tea room.
The Eden Project: 19 mins away
The World’s largest conservatories, the biggest rainforest in captivity, fascinating events and exhibits and over a million plants make Eden one of the truly must-see places in Britain.
In the winter months there is an ice skating rink and in the Summer months they hold sessions( the most sublime music festival you could experience)
Lanhydrock House and Gardens: 10 mins away
A magnificent country house furnished in the Victorian style. It was refurbished in 1881 following a fire. There are 50 rooms to explore and glorious gardens famous for its magnolias
For the garden lover there are many gardens to explore Trebah,Tregothnan,Trewithen to name but a few.
ATTRACTIONS IN CORNWALL
Everything you need to plan your days out during your holiday in Cornwall.