5 to try: Natural outdoor sea pools

The coast of Cornwall is dotted with outdoor sea pools which are as salty and as fresh as the ocean but with the added advantage of being without dangerous waves and unexpected currents…

A mellow kayak through autumns mists.

The evenings are starting to draw in, the leaves starting to turn, and down in Cornwall the scenery on the wooded creeks, including the Helford River in west Cornwall and the Fowey, become a blaze of colour. Fallen trees left to rot make stunning natural art and are enjoyed by an abundance of birdlife including the common kingfisher, whose wings are cobalt blue and breast bright orange, mimicking the autumnal colours. In contrast the Little Egrets perch in trees with their bright white feathers looking like lanterns.

101 Things to do in Cornwall

101 Things to do in Cornwall…an essential guide including everything Cornwall is famous for; spectacular beaches; surf spots; gorgeous gardens; walks; boat trips; and iconic attractions and more