Things to do in North Cornwall
Whatever the weather, North Cornwall offers opportunity to get outside and closer to nature. The spectacular coastline offers days out to the beach, visits to sheltered harbours and exposed headlands to explore. Younger members of the family can tick off lots of the ’50 things to do before you’re 11¾’ too.
Picnic like royalty
What tasty local delicacies can you add to make your picnic that extra bit special? Local Cornish treats such as pasties and cream teas are a favourite. During the autumn there are plenty of hedgerows to forage for blackberries and sloes. They freeze brilliantly and here’s a twist on the traditional scone recipe to try.
Some of our favourite picnic spots to try
Find your way with a map
Why not follow one of our downloadable trails at Boscastle?
For those keen on finding refreshment along the way, here are some walks with a café in North Cornwall.
If you want to add an extra challenge to your walk why not use a compass?
How many different wild flowers can you spot?
Can you name any?
Top tip: you’ll find some of the best wildflower meadows at Pentire headland (near Polzeath) and Cubert Common (near Holywell) or along the coast path at Duckpool.
Watch a bird
Do you know the species? Don’t forget… there’s no such thing as a seagull. You can look out for sea birds such as fulmars and guillemots along the coast all year round.
Farmland species are easiest to spot during the autumn. Trevose and Pentire (near Polzeath) headlands are home to many including goldfinch, linnets and skylarks. If you're lucky you might catch a flock of starlings 'murmuring', or flying together in sweeping motions from field to field.
Looking after our feathered friends at home becomes all the more important as we approach winter so why not have a go at making a bird feeder?
How many constellations can you see? Can you spot the International Space Station?
Top tip: Carnewas at Bedruthan has been awarded Dark Skies status making it the ideal place to look up into the night sky.
Watch the sun set
Just sit back and enjoy. Don’t forget autumn brings with it some absolutely stunning sunsets to marvel at. Keep a camera handy and perhaps share your snaps using #NorthCornwallNT.
Let's see your best sand sculpture
Fun for all the family whether you're wearing flip flops or wellies. You could even run your own mini competition amongst family and friends. Let your imagination run free.
Find out more about how you can start ticking off your '50 things' here.