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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Cornwall » Newquay October 16th 2022

Visit to Newquay We had visited Cornwall several times and found adverts for Newquay at Bodmin, St Austell and Falmouth, but never had the time to visit there. We decided to visit Newquay for our short holiday between 19th and 23rd September ’22. Britain’s long lasting living queen had finally passed away – we had been told that her funeral would be set on 19th September and a number of non-essential shops would be closed on that day. We prepared our own sandwiches for a long journey. When we arrived at Paddington, we found the station was awfully quiet – many shops were shut, but, more importantly, there weren’t very any trains and passengers around. We were told that there had been damage on electric cable between Paddington and Reading; as a result, there would be ... read more
Newquay harbour in the morning
fishermen's cages
Huers' Hut

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Cornwall » Newquay October 16th 2022

On 22nd September we checked the weather forecast and learned that it might rain in the afternoon. We planned to do the country & coastal walk; I wore raincoat and mark took his umbrella. We took eastwards’ direction from our hotel. Our walking course was started from Narrow Cliff continuing from Cliff Road. We walked past Tolcarne Beach, Lusty Glaza Beach and reached Porth Beach – we saw those beaches from the bus previous day. Porth Beach showed us a number of dramatic features of scenery – a wide variety of coastal wild flowers, different featured rock formations and ancient mounds – and we could see those from different angles throughout the course, e.g. suspension bridge, head of peninsula. We also saw a lot of people surfing and swimming in the sea. Our walking course included ... read more
rock plants
Information Board
close look of rock formation, Porth Beach

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Cornwall » Newquay September 3rd 2022

Back in Newquay. Unusual style accommodation here, quite hostel in the feel. Certainly not the Savouy but fine. They changed the towels and tidied up which wasn’t really necessary but still appreciated. Breakfast was fine with some cooked options but plenty of fruit, cereal and yogurt and even toast and crumpets that you can cook yourself so you get them exactly how you like them and when you want them. Novel idea! Walked to the tidal bridge today, fully expecting it to be underwater. It was. Who designed a bridge to be impassable at high tide and even impassable a couple of hours either side of high tide? We couldn’t even see it. That means a short walk to the ferry as the only other reasonable alternative. The unreasonable alternative is almost 4 miles of road ... read more
That the tidal bridge! Underwater.
Thank ewe!

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Cornwall » Newquay September 2nd 2022

Bun. The first photo is for you. Pub and defibrillator in one location, does it get any better? We were here 3 days and I know my way around, know the beers and ciders pretty well, know the menu and order with confidence (easy mussels and something else), know the staff and really know the schedule but I never saw the defibrillator! But I didn’t need it either. More mussels last night, enjoyed as usual. Then some fish and peas and chips and peas and salad and peas! Too many peas! Would have gladly traded some for some salad but… Probably because we’d not long ago had a Cornish pasty (hard to believe I know) we were more than filled to dolly’s wax. Taxi back to Porthcothan was good, jovial driver with plenty of opinions about ... read more
The Old Ship Inn, Padstow.
Yes, more mussels. And a Rock Pale Ale.
Have you ever seen so many peas?

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Cornwall » Newquay August 19th 2022

After a surprisingly good night's near Boscastle Harbour I woke up to a colourful sunrise introducing another day of unbroken sunshine. It was a short easy walk along the cliffs to Tinatgel where I treated myself to a night at the Headland Campsite. Most campsites seem to offer a reasonable rate for walkers, but not here. After two long days and the beginnings of a blister I really wanted a short day, so I paid up. It was a lovely campsite, with very friendly staff, just expensive for a solo walker. Tintagel was bigger than I had expected and was as thronged with holiday makers as I had expected on such a fine day. After exploring the town, I enjoyed a couple of pints of Sea Fury in the Tintagel Arms hotel. Later in early evening ... read more
Welcome to our campsite
Lundy Island and Monument
Bridge to Tintagel Island

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Cornwall » Newquay May 25th 2022

Hello everyone We are enjoying our time here in Newton Ferrers and surrounds,it’s so Idylic and beautiful,Icant say the same for the weather!!,it’s still spring here,but we have decided it won’t spoil Our holiday,that’s England for you,no wonder it’s so green. We went to Wembury the other day,it’s a village on the South coast of Devon close to Plymouth Sound it’s well known for its surfing and rock pooling. Today we drove to Newquay in Cornwall one of the nations favourite seaside towns,exudes the laid back atmosphere you would expect from a town perched on CornwallS Atlantic cliffs and bordered by 7miles of glorious golden Sandy’S a favourite holiday destination with great surfing. We met up with Joan our friend from Sheffield and she showed us around,it was great to see her and so much ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Cornwall » Newquay September 17th 2017

My wake up call this morning wasn't the buzz of my alarm, or the peal of the church bells. This mornings wake up was the rapid clop of hooves, and ring of steel rims on pavement, as a horse and cart galloped through town at 5:30am. Anticipating another day of the short and steep, I was a little less than bubbly in my morning preparation. Panniers packed and bike loaded, I was out the door. Newquay, my destination was 100 km off, and slow climbs were to be anticipated. As it was Sunday, the Inn owner had advised that restuarants along the way would most likely be closed and had prepared four sandwiches for me the night before (@ £2 per). Sandwiches to be left outside my room door. Upon my return from a village saunter, ... read more
Cornwall Ramble
Newquay...bye bye Sun

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Cornwall » Newquay February 21st 2017

Finally on to Driftwood Cottage our base for the next week . We had contacted the owner the night before and as she lived on site and we could arrive when we liked. Porth is situated just outside of Newquay. A tiny village just on the beachside with views of the breaking Atlantic. We knocked on the owners door and she took us up the stairs to the cottage. It was small but perfectly formed with views across the beach from the upper deck area. After living in a bungalow for three years we did find the climbing up the stairs quite a novelty . Inside we found a white and blue confection with winding staircase. An upside down cottage with the small lounge upstairs and the bedroom downstairs. The floor Cornish slate slabs with underfloor ... read more
The fireplace in the great hall
The incorrectly carved date

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Cornwall » Newquay July 18th 2016

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Cornwall » Newquay June 18th 2016

We had planned visiting another Cornish garden, Trerice, one of the National Trust gardens near Newquay, on 25 May. We bought snacks at Co-op near our hotel, and caught the 11:30 bus for Newquay. Mark had checked the bus route and the timetables, and knew where we would get off. After getting off at Kestle Mill on A3058 road, we followed the uphill single-track street towards the destination. After seeing the signpost, we turned left and walked past the wall and the original gate for Trerice, and reached the visitor reception followed by the car park. Upon arrival at the reception, we showed our membership cards and told me the receptionists that we had walked from Kestle Mill. They understood that we had used public transport and were ‘green travellers’ – and appreciated our hard work ... read more
A bumble bee
Elizabethan Knot & Orchard Garden
vegetable garden

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