10 Cornish links with the G7 Nations

With the G7 Summit taking place in Carbis Bay later this week, we thought we would bring you some interesting bits of information connecting it to the 10 nations attending.

The River Fowey

Our guide to one of Cornwall's finest and most varied rivers, from sea to moor.

Protecting Cornwall’s Waterways

Protecting Cornwall’s Waterways with Jules Phelps – Encounter Cornwall

Golant is an especially tranquil stretch of the River Fowey, perfect for canoeing and stand-up Paddleboarding (SUP). As such, it’s the lifeblood of Jules Phelps’ business, and she’s determined to protect it in any way possible.

Final Straw Campaign – Pat Smith

They call her Action Nan for her tireless environmental campaigning. But for 72-year-old Pat Smith, it’s as much about the small gestures as the grand ones – saying no to a plastic straw with your drink or remembering to take a bag for life to the supermarket.

“We all need to get off our backsides and do something,” she says with characteristic firmness. “If every single one of us does one thing, it all adds up to big change.”

How to safely do a Beach Clean

The highest point on a beach the tide reaches is called the strandline. This is where the waves deposit items such a seaweed, natural debris, stranded marine life and, unfortunately, plastics.

10 Tips for a Sustainable Stay

Welcome to our beautiful county! Want to know how you can help us keep it this way? By making simple choices during your visit, you can play your part in looking after Cornwall’s natural heritage.

A Collection of Cornish Coves

The dictionary states that a cove is 'a part of the coast where the land curves inwards so that the sea is partly enclosed' In Cornwall we have many, here's just a few you might like to explore.

Discover the Tamar Valley

The River Tamar divides Cornwall from the rest of England for all but three miles between the source and the north Cornish coast. It runs for 60 miles down to Plymouth Sound, winding its way through rich farmland and areas of industrial history, now with World Heritage Status. Much of the area is also part of the Tamar Valley AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty).