The far south west “toe” of England is the charming county of Cornwall, which incidentally even has its own language. It also has its own cuisine which includes saffron buns, hogs pudding, Cornish pasties and clotted cream, but they definitely should not be eaten together. The exposed north coast of Cornwall is well known for its great surfing beaches and cliff-top walks. Tintagel has a ruined 13th century castle which many believe was King Arthur’s Camelot.
The more sheltered south coast is littered with small sandy coves and fishing villages. Many of these small communities have a history of smuggling. The narrow streets of St Ives, Polperro and Looe are closed to traffic, being just one donkey wide in places. Check out what’s going on via the webcams which feature many of these pretty towns.
King Harry Ferry near Falmouth Great views of the old King Harry ferry from the Feock slipway near Falmouth. It cuts miles off the journey from St-Just-in-Roseland to the lovely National Trust Trelissick Gardens