|Out & About
|Truro, Falmouth & surrounding
|Truro, a cathedral city, is the busy
commercial centre of the county and the main shopping centre of Cornwall.
West Cornwall's city offers a huge variety of shops of all kinds,
as well as the Hall for Cornwall's major entertainment venue, rewarding
restaurants and traditional pubs.
|Across the water from the Roseland
Peninsula stands Falmouth, Cornwall's largest port and one whose maritime
heritage is enshrined in its long waterfront and the newly opened
National Maritime Museum Cornwall, one of Cornwall's Landmark Attractions.
|Falmouth is the gateway to that other
great region of West Cornwall the Helford and The Lizard. In an exquisite
reprise of the wooded tidal rivers and creeks between Truro and Falmouth,
the Helford Estuary offers a serene world of woods and water.
|For the horse riding enthusiast West
Cornwall has miles of rideable tracks and there are numerous riding
stables and trekking centres catering for all levels of skill.
|West Cornwall has excellent facilities
for the ‘outdoor’ sports of golf, tennis and bowling. There are tennis
courts and bowling greens in all the sizeable towns and there are
golf courses of unique character at Cape Cornwall, Lelant, Helston,
Falmouth, Truro, Mullion, Perranporth, Praa Sands, and Tehidy Park.
|Featuring a fine series of sheltered,
sun trap beaches along the southern shores of Pendennis Point. Gyllyngvase,
Swanpool, Castle and Maenporth are all perfect family beaches.
|Stand at the sea’s edge on any of
West Cornwall’s great beaches at St Ives, Hayle, Perranporth, or Sennen
and the air is intoxicating....
|West Cornwall is the world you dream
of; golden beaches, spectacular cliffs, vast blue skies, a big blue
ocean, picturesque fishing villages, ancient churches, lively seaside
resorts, peaceful coastal and moorland walks.
|Enjoy the famous surf beaches of Porthmeor
at St Ives or Gwenver at Sennen & Fistral.
|Camel Trail - Beside the River
Camel linking the towns of Bodmin, Wadebridge and Padstow.
|Tehidy Country Park - over
3 miles of tracks through woodland in the park.
|Fowey Valley - The River Fowey
one of Cornwall's most unspoilt rivers, rises high on Bodmin Moor
near Jamaica Inn and flows via the Glynn Valley and Fowey Estuary
into the sea at Fowey.
|Portreath to Devoran - The
old Mineral Tramways from Devoran on the south coast to the harbour
at Portreath on the north coast
|Bissoe Tramways Cycle Hire - Over 100 Bikes Open all year. Old Conns Works, Bissoe Truro, TR4
8QZ - Mike Harper - 01872 870341
|Gardens & Parks
|Cornwall's spectacular Eden Project
is fast becoming one of the Garden Wonders of the World.
|The towns and villages of West Cornwall
are blessed with beautiful public gardens. Truro has its Victoria
Gardens and the adjoining Waterfall Gardens where plants and water
create a delightful oasis.
|Falmouth's award-winning Fox-Rosehill
Gardens, one of four in the town, is a beautiful subtropical space
brimming with exotic shrubs and plants, with a cactus house to add
to the appeal. At the hidden heart of seaside St Ives are the immaculate
Trewyn Gardens, while the town's lanes and courtyards are awash with
the hanging baskets and flower tubs that make St Ives a regular winner
of the Britain in Bloom awards.