With the children back at school and the crowds of visitors gone, September brings a kind of hush, a quiet before the bustle of Christmas.
It can be the perfect month for exploring and doing something new.
Come visit Cornwall; there’s something for everyone.
It’s not until you really take the time to explore Cornwall that you realise we have such a diverse landscape and you can’t fail to be awed by it.
If you drive slowly across the wilds of Bodmin Moor you’ll discover one minute you’re driving along narrow lanes with gorse hedges on either side, the next you’re breaking out into open space with rocky peaks in the distance and vast, hidden lakes.
Leave the A30 and go off-road for a picnic to soak up the atmosphere of this ancient granite moorland – you may even come across a pony or three. Some are timid, others may well want to poke their heads through the window for a bit of a nose (if you’ll pardon the pun).
Not far from the moorland, you can travel through bewitching woods – perfect for atmospheric photos. Who knew there were so many shades of green? For those with the right kind of imagination, you’d swear there were sprites and woodland creatures playing in the dappled sunlight. It’s that magical.
The next day, you can find yourself on a clifftop coastal walk, seal and dolphin spotting. You can’t help but marvel at the difference in the two coastlines – calm, serene lagoons on one side and crashing waves with towering cliffs on the other.
Sandy beaches, rocky beaches, pebbly beaches: take your pick.
And of course, we’ve not even covered the rivers, castles, ruins, the harbour towns, market towns, picture postcard villages and our very own city with its beautiful cathedral.
There is so much to see and so many things going on.
Try a festive experience…
and we don’t mean Christmas. September is the month for festivals – we’ve got jazz, clay, fish, mining and pasties. From Newquay to St Austell and Redruth to St Ives, we’re getting into party mode to celebrate Cornish culture and heritage.
Who knows, you could find a new hobby!
How about a guided tour of St Michael’s Mount for a taste of island life? Or a day of wildlife gardening? For those who love to get out and about, there are those miles of coastal paths to follow, watersports galore, open gardens to visit and famers’ markets to browse. One click and a swipe on the internet and you can find something to suit your tastes or try something new.
How about polo on the beach? Well, watching polo on the beach anyway.
And if all that has left you gasping for breath, take a moment to relax and watch the world go by. Try a coffee break – unless it’s wine o’clock – at one of our venues. Breathe in the sea air at Lewinnick Lodge and marvel at the ocean vista spread before you or savour the peace and quiet of our 16th century coaching inn and gardens at The Plume of Feathers, in Mitchell.
Plan your next adventure while relaxing in style.
Autumn is the breathing space before the frantic festivities – when nature offers up all her best colours, scents and sounds. Why not come and join us and sample a taste of the Cornish life?