Love Cornwall Vote Cornwall, For its Landscapes
Cornwall is in the running to regain its title as the Best UK Holiday Destination for a tenth year at the prestigious British Travel Awards 2019. To celebrate being shortlisted (and hopefully winning), we’ve pulled together a Love Cornwall Vote Cornwall blogs series detailing some reasons that may inspire you to vote.
Here's our guide to Cornwall’s beautiful landscapes.
Our stunning landscapes are often featured on TV and film, which show just how amazing the Cornwall is. With a number of ‘Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty’, it is easy to see why visitors love Cornwall’s iconic landscapes. Here’s our low-down on Cornish landscapes.
Did you know…
- 30% of the Cornish landscape is recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. One of which, Bodmin Moor is a wild open area of high granite tors (rocky hills) and remote farmsteads. Much of the moor is open access meaning you are free to walk where you want.
- You can also enjoy walks along the famous South West Coast Path in Cornwall, which displays the diverse landscape of the region. A fantastic area to explore along the path is the Rame Peninsula often called Cornwall's 'Forgotten Corner'. It contains the Mt Edgcumbe Country Park and picturesque smuggling villages and breathtaking views as you walk.
- You can go sightseeing on bike throughout Cornwall on a variety of off-roads routes, with many favouring the Camel Trail. It is an eighteen mile disused railway track that links Wenfordbridge, Bodmin, Wadebridge and Padstow that passes through spectacular countryside. Other trails can be found here.
- The Jubilee Pool is a celebrated Art Deco lido and is a popular feature of Penzance. After recovering from the storms of 2014, it reopened in 2016 and now provides a wonderful swimming experience every summer.
- Britain’s most south-westerly point is in West Penwith at Land's End, one of the country’s most famous landmarks. Away from the visitor attraction, the coastal scenery is hard to beat with outstanding coastal views and the chance of seeing rare birds and maybe a dolphin or a seal?
- There are many picture perfect spots in Cornwall with Coverack on the Lizard Peninsula being a bit of a hidden gem.
- Many visitors enjoy the great Cornish outdoors when they camp on one of the many sites featured on the Visit Cornwall website. It's the ultimate laidback holiday with the countryside all around you.
- Cornwall is a great place for walking with over 2,400 mile of inland path network for you to enjoy as well as the South West Coast Path.
- Cornwall has many great cliffs that give outstanding views out to sea. Located near Boscastle is the highest cliff in Cornwall called ‘high cliff’ and is 223 metres tall.
- There are 57 nature reserves covering over 5,500 acres giving refuge to rare and endangered in species in Cornwall that is looked after by the Cornwall Wildlife Trust.
Check out our other blogs in the Love Cornwall Vote Cornwall series:
- Love Cornwall Vote Cornwall… For its Beaches
- Love Cornwall Vote Cornwall… For its Food
- Love Cornwall Vote Cornwall…For its Fun Festivals
- Love Cornwall Vote Cornwall… For its Iconic Heritage