The Kernow Way

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'.

Top Tips for Days Out

A holiday should be hassle free, a chance to relax and forget about the day to day chores. But to make sure things run smoothly, a little bit of forward planning is sometimes needed.

Here’s a few tips to help you enjoy your holiday.

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.