It’s a savvy holidaymaker who visits Cornwall in autumn. The family hordes return to the school routine, leaving the roads mercifully free of traffic queues, the beaches quiet and with space in the car park. The sea is still warm from a summer of sunshine (one can hope) and, best of all, those fabulous sunrises happen at an hour you’d actually want to see, and you don’t have to wait up all night for a corking sunset.
The tiny coastal village of Porthcurno, located in West Cornwall, was once the heart of international telecommunications, boasting the largest telegraph station in the world. As the G7 summit drew to a close last week, it was interesting to reflect that the leaders were meeting in Cornwall – a place that has a long history of global connectivity.
Wherever we go, and whatever we do, we have an impact. Let's make sure it’s a positive one. Do it #thekernowway. Clean Cornwall is asking Cornish residents, visitors and business owners to consider how we can all minimise our impact as we step into one of the busiest summers we've ever had.
So whether you are a local, or here on holiday.. we all have a shared responsibility to look after this special place.
We call it the Kernow Way
In Cornwall we say 'Doing it dreckly'.
Ian Mark is an author and folklore enthusiast. Monster Hunting for Beginners, Ian's debut novel for children, is set in Cornwall in the fictional village of King's Nooze and takes inspiration from many Cornish myths and legends. Ian has joined us for a tour of Cornwall to introduce some of his favourite myths - just be sure to keep your eyes open if you decide to visit!