Isles of Scilly – Cruise by boat from Penzance or Fly from Land’s End – Newquay – Exeter
0084 5710 5555 – www.islesofscilly-travel.co.uk
One magical day away from it all… come by boat and you’ll have a long lazy afternoon until the Scillonian’s horn signals it’s time to go home; come early by Skybus and maybe a full day lies ahead. Making the most of it so easy on Scilly. Escape… to the beach, for lunch, for a walk or bike ride, on a boat, in the gardens or to uninhabited Scilly.
Lands End – 0871 720 0044 – www.landsend-landmark.co.uk
Enjoy the tranquillity of the natural landscape along with family –friendly paths above cliffs carved out by the waves. Browse the West Country Shopping Village or enjoy a bite to eat in the restaurants and cafes.
South West Coastal Path – www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk
The South West Coast Path is the longest of the country’s National Trails, with a length of 630 miles/1014 km. It follows the coastline of England’s South West Peninsula. Starting at Minehead on Somerset’s coast it runs along the Bristol Channel coastline of Exmoor, continuing along the coast of North Devon into Cornwall. It follows the entire coastline of Cornwall, first along its north coast then round Land’s End and along the South Cornwall coast and across the mouth of the River Tamar and so into Devon. After running along the south coast of Devon it then follows the Dorset coastline before finally ending at Poole Harbour.
Pixie Tours – www.pixietours.co.uk
Pixie Tours provides guided tours of Cornwall and the West Country – guaranteed to reach those local attractions that most tourists fail to find. Pixie Tours provides luxury transport linking Cornwall with cities and airports throughout the UK. Pixie Tours travel along routes that many guests would not normally follow because they are along very narrow roads or because they are off the beaten track and thus difficult to find.
Bodmin Moor – www.bodminmoor.co.uk
Bodmin Moor is one of the last great unspoilt areas in the South West and much of its prehistoric and medieval past remains untouched by the passing of the centuries. The Moor is dominated by dramatic granite tors which tower over the sweeping expanse of open moorland. Marshes and bogs on the high moor drain into shallow moorland valleys before the rivers cross onto softer shale’s around the Moor and carve themselves deep river valleys, providing shelter for rich damp oak woodland.
Polgoon Vineyard & Orchard – 01736 333946 – www.polgoon.co.uk
Polgoon vineyard, situated on south facing slopes over looking Penzance and St.Michaels Mount, provides the perfect location for growing grapevines and apple trees. You are able to visit the Vineyard and take a tour of the orchard and production facilities, and even get to sample the different drinks on offer. Polgoon also has its own shop where you are able to buy many of the products as well as other Cornish gifts.
Camel Valley Vineyard – 01208 77959 www.camelvalley.com
Personally guided tours of the vineyard and winery include a glass of wine or soft drink, a tour of the vineyard is relaxed and friendly and the location is stunning, though if a tour is not for you then sitting on the terrace sipping Camel Valley wine on a summer’s afternoon is magical.
Camel Trail – http://www.thisisnorthcornwall.co.uk/camel_trail.htm
The Camel Trail in North Cornwall, wends its ways through some of England’s most beautiful and relatively unknown coastal scenery and countryside. There are 11 miles of disused railway beside the River Camel that have been converted from the rail track bed to trail way, thus linking the towns of Padstow, Wadebridge and Bodmin.