Setting off from Plymouth late afternoon on a Sunday, the sun followed me across the Tamar to start my journey in Cremyll. Sometime towards the end of June, I hope to complete the entire Cornish section of the South West Coast Path, finishing a few miles north of Bude. But for now the focus was Falmouth. Inlets, ferry crossings and secretive bays line this section of the coast path and quintessential Cornish ports and villages provide a charm and character that is only present in this part of the world.
Deciding what to pack for holiday reading can be only the start of a book lover’s visit to Cornwall. With its incredibly varied scenery, from picture postcard fishing village to windswept moorland, from breathtaking coast-paths to lush valley gardens, romantic Cornwall has long been both an inspiration and a haven for writers and to this day the sense that it’s a world apart from the rest of the UK means it continues to attract novelists and poets. This rich heritage can help make your holiday narrative a lot more exciting than the standard bucket-and-spade affair.
Come and experience our Cornish creatives from Lamorna to Lerryn and Crackington Haven to Krowji which are counting down to the largest Open Studios free art event that the county has ever seen, happening this Cornish Summer Time #CST.
Whether you choose to believe in the legends of King Arthur or not, there’s no denying that the landscape and coastline of North Cornwall is one of the most inspiring parts of the UK. It’s rugged, it’s windswept, it’s invigorating. From the salt sprayed cliffs to the high and jagged moorland hills, it is a land to be explored.
At the recent Visit England Awards for Excellence, held at the prestigious Waldorf Hotel in London in late April, three Visit Cornwall members came away with top awards. Now in its 28th year it once again shows that Cornwall is the place to come for top quality holidays.
No other destination came near to the three winners Cornwall gained, which along with three other winners form the south-west region took over 25% of the awards.