A new attraction opens on the outskirts of Penryn this weekend bringing a touch of Italy to West Cornwall. Originating in the Alps during World War I to enable troops to cross mountains, a Via Ferrata is a climbing route like no other. Metal steps, ladders, suspension bridges and zip wires make it one of the most adrenaline-filled climbing activities worldwide, and now you can do it in a quarry near you!
It’s been a good few months for awards down here with our first two Five Star hotels announced. Both The Headland Hotel at Newquay and The Nare Hotel on the Roseland received the accolade after lots of hard work. If you are looking for a bit of luxury with a sea view, these two should be top of your list.
'Cornwall feeds something in the soul, don’t you find?’
So wrote Sunday Times bestselling author Fern Britton in one of her earlier novels set in and around the fictional Cornish coastal town of Trevay.
This summer sees the release of her latest novel The Newcomer, set in Trevay’s neighbouring village Pendruggan. It’s springtime in the village and as the community comes together to say a fond farewell to the parish vicar, a newcomer causes quite a stir…