Wrap up and Explore Cornwall! January 12 2016

New Year is the perfect time to blow away a few cobwebs, wrap up and get out and about. There's a phrase 'there's no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothes.' so we're giving you 30% off Ilse Jacobsen & Maison Scotch winter coats, Ilse Jacobsen Rain Boots AND we're popping in a free umbrella too!

Our Truro store is lucky enough to be in one of the most picturesque counties in the UK.  You may have fond memories of beach holidays and cream teas here, but Cornwall is proving itself to be a year round destination.  In the winter months, the beaches are perfect for long walks and breathing in the salty sea air. The hotels and cafe's are popular with locals and visitors enjoying steaming mugs of hot chocolate by roaring fires, or warming glasses of red wine with friends.

One of our favourite go-to websites, launched last year and chock full of things to do is We Are Cornwall. If you live in Cornwall, we bet you'll find a few new places, and if you're a visitor here, you'll love this fantastic site.  As well as places to visit, they often have competitions, such as this one below (who doesn't love a meal at Rick Steins?)

 

Whether you want a gentle stroll on a beach, a ramble through a wood or a challenging hike over the moors, Cornwall has something for everyone.  

You might even choose to do a guided walk with a professional like Paul Simmons who runs WalkItCornwall.  Paul can guide you around the famous coastal paths or even let you into the secrets of the Poldark landscape (We can't promise that Aiden Turner will be there though - sorry about that).  Paul is also an accomplished musician and, who knows, after a day of walking with him, you might catch him at a venue tinkling the ivories.

No walk is complete without a spot of refreshment and relaxation.  Here are our top three places:

Sam's Cornwall is one of the county's favourite diners.  You're bound to come across one on your travels sooner or later.  Whether you are in Fowey, on the beach in Polkerris, right here in the City of Truro (and in the summer months, at Crinnis Bay).  Fabulous seafood, tasty burgers and plenty of local drinks are just what's needed when you've been out exploring!

The Waymaker is the perfect spot after a day on the Helford.  This Brasserie has no less than 5 delicious cream teas to choose from!  No wonder they recently won a Gold Trophy at the Cornwall Tourism Award.  Well done guys - we'll be down in a jiffy for a feast (after a long days' walking, naturally!)

The Hotel, Watergate Bay is the perfect place to watch the sun go down over the North Coast.  If you're there on a sunny afternoon, we recommend the sofa's over looking the sea, you can almost pretend that summer is just around the corner.

 

Happy Exploring!