We’ve got together with our friends at This is your Kingdom and Finisterre to create a competition where you can win a ‘blissful beach break at Watergate Bay‘ and some Finisterre insulated gilets. It’s all about getting outside in the fresh air. To be in with a chance of winning all you need to do is tell us where your favourite place to go for some fresh air fun.
This is Your Kingdom’ guest contributors have put together their five favourite places for fresh air fun in Cornwall. Now there is no excuse not to get outdoors and explore!
Discover hidden coves and magical woodland – Lundy Hole
“Lundy Hole is one of those rare, almost mystical valleys in Cornwall, where a small patch of precious woodland cascades down towards the sea. I love the intimacy of the meandering, shaded pathways and the sense of adventure as you catch glimpses of the glistening turquoise sea through the trees which hug the rocky cove. On a Sunday in the summer this is where you’ll find us. Bumbling down wooded tracks with cool boxes, the children’s fishing nets, blankets and the Sunday papers, the children skip along chasing butterflies and climbing trees while Monty is in his element, charging ahead with the scent of the sea in his nostrils …” Read more Shared by Emily Scott, award winning chef and creator of The Harbour Kitchen.
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Embark on a famous five-style adventure – St Michaels Mount
“The last day of the holidays found us near Penzance on an outing to St Michael’s Mount. I had a foggy childhood memory of a giant’s heart embedded in the stone path up to the castle. So three generations embarked on an expedition to find the heart. With my two-year-old on my back, and the five-year-old holding tightly to Granny’s hand, we boarded the motorboat, zoomed across gently ruffled cobalt sea, and disembarked in the Mount’s walled harbour. We climbed the steep path to the castle, passing the Giant’s Well, and there it was, smaller than we estimated a Giant’s stony heart to be, but no less satisfactory for that. The children chased each other atop the castle ramparts whilst my mother and I drank in the long views from the Lizard round to Mousehole …” Read more Shared by Nadine Mellor, Editor of the Kids Collection – over 850 stylish family-friendly places to stay worldwide
Hunt for treasure on wild beaches – Kynance Cove
“Kynance Cove is the stuff of childhood dreams; rocky, wild and raw. Scrambling over large boulders, we finally landed on the most spectacular beach with white sands and soaring cliffs covered in barnacles. At very low tide the sea allowed us to skip round to the other bays, to search for buried treasure in the many caves. In recent years gold coins have been found washed up on the beach, sadly we didn’t find one, maybe next time..” Read more Shared by Lou Archell, creator of Littlegreenshed lifestyle blog
Take blustery walks via sandy bays and steep summits – Looe
“The three mile stretch of the SW coast path from Looe in south east Cornwall to tiny Talland Bay is by far the most glorious. Start at Hannafore Point in East Looe and head west, leaving Looe Island behind you. From here, the undulating cliff path takes you past hidden coves which, on a warm day, tempt you to take a detour to cool down in the inviting water. Either that, or you’ll find yourself venturing up steep, narrow steps from whose summits you are rewarded with magnificent views across the bay towards Fowey and back towards Rame Head. After a demanding three miles you’ll come to the beautiful little cove of Talland which appears around the final bend. Pack a picnic, find a corner of sand, and lie back and watch the world go by until your batteries are recharged and ready for the walk back …” Read more Shared by Amy Caldwell, author This is your Kingdom
Explore the coastline from the water – Roseland
“We often holiday in Cornwall. For the past few years we’ve enjoyed a week in spring on the beautiful Roseland Peninsula. The week is spent walking, cooking and eating fresh, local produce and doing plenty of silent reading. This year, three of us tried kayaking for the first time. We hired kayaks from St Mawes Sit-On Kayaks and spent a gorgeous afternoon exploring the tranquil estuary and rugged Cornish coastline. It was a real treat to see the coastline from a different view…and at a slower pace. We were thoroughly energised by the experience – it was fun to be out on the open sea, just us, nature, a few fishing boats and bigger ships on the horizon – and we certainly enjoyed our well-deserved pint of locally made cider in the pub afterwards..” Read more Shared by Laura Farrar, writer for the blog Farrar’s Fields.
Do you have somewhere special in the UK you’d like to share? This is Your Kingdom would love to hear from any curious adventurous types out there who’d like to join their team of writers.