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  • Sian Lovie

There's so much going on in Cornwall this year but we've put together a concise summary of the main events taking place near Glebe Hall so you can plan your stay, starting with...


APRIL 2020

1 April - The pool opens at Glebe Hall!

6-17 April - School's out for Easter holidays

10-13 April - Easter Weekend, so two bank holidays

12 April - The charity duck race at Poldhu Beach Cafe, great fun for kids and all for a good cause. Poldhu Beach is only 15 minutes in the car from Glebe Hall.

17 - 19 April - The Porthleven Food Festival, a weekend of the yummiest delights in a stunning location. You can park at the fairground car park in Helston for free and catch the bus into Porthleven for the Food Festival. A really great day out, we highly recommend. For more information and to purchase tickets for the ticketed events take a look at their website: http://www.porthlevenfoodfestival.com/


MAY 2020


8 May - Flora Day! Read our dedicated journal post for more information but this is small Helston town's biggest day of the year! Locals spend weeks planning outfits, practising dances and decorating for this historic day of parades. The fun fair comes to town and on the day the pubs open at 8am, with music and dancing throughout the streets all day long Helston Flora Day is fun for all the family. For more information take a look at their website: http://www.helstonfloraday.org.uk/

23 - 31 May - Open Studios. From Saturday 23 May to Sunday 31 May , sculptors, textile artists and botanical illustrators; printmakers, potters and painters will throw open their studio doors and invite you in as part of this Cornish art trail. Lots of artists in Glebe Hall's village of Mawgan and the surrounding areas take part. It's a great way to explore Cornwall’s hidden corners, creeks and coves, and celebrate the county’s creative community. This years' participants haven't been announced yet but a guide listing everyone taking part should be available soon at www.openstudioscornwall.co.uk


JUNE 2020

12 - 14 June - Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival. A fantastic day of sea shanties performed by various different groups throughout the town of Falmouth. It seems every venue has someone performing, and then there's all the lovely food and drink to sample.We'd recommend getting there early to get a parking space but falmouth is only 30 minutes from Glebe Hall so you'll still have a lie in! For more information on days out in Falmouth read our journal post, and for the Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival visit: https://www.falmouthseashanty.co.uk/friday-12th-sunday-14th-june-2020


JULY 2020

13 July - Stithians Show. Your classic country show on a gigantic scale! So many animals to see and lots of local produce to sample, only a 25 minute drive from Glebe Hall. Find out more from their website: https://stithians.show/


October 2020

8 - 11 October - Falmouth Oyster Festival. Not just oysters, although these are so fresh and delicious there is no better way to sample them, but a whole feast of local foodie delights. There's so much to do in Falmouth already (take a look at our Falmouth journal post for the Maritime Museum, Pendennis Castle and nore), you could spend a whole day here and stop off at the oyster festival for lunch! For more information: http://falmouthoysterfestival.co.uk/


November & December 2020

5 November - Coverack Firework Display

TBC - Helston Christmas light switch on

TBC - Flambards Christmas Fayre

25 December - Cadgwith Christmas Day Swim

26 December - Poldhu Boxing Day Swim

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We took a tour of just a few of the beaches the Lizard has to offer the other day...come and join us as we re-live one of our favourite things to do...



1. Mullion Cove

Accessed through a cave tunnel! It certainly kicks the adventure off on the right note though, pretending to be smugglers and making it through to a nigh deserted beach.

Tip: Check the tide times before you do this one, the beach is only accessible at lower tide.



2. Kynance Cove

A short walk takes you down a valley until this awesome view unfolds in front of you. The colour of the water is breathtaking. We stopped at the cafe for a delicious iced coffee.

Tip: Arrive early! The (National Trust) car park is usually full by 11 ish in summer.



2. Pentreath

This one is not for the feint hearted! Leave the car at Kynance Cove car park and take the South West Coast Path along, it's a great walk. But heading down to the beach involves scrabbling down an almost completely eroded path, we sustained injuries! Because of this difficult access though this massive stretch of sandy beach and it's great surf will be almost entirely yours, a rarity especially in the height of summer.

Tip: *for safety reasons we would not recommend for anyone* Probably our favourite new beach though!



3. Church Cove

The Lizard Church Cove as opposed to Gunwalloe! A sweet little cove, great for a picnic and a swim.

Tip: Park at the Church car park



4. Kennack Sands

Cafe, Surf School, Sandy Beach.... everything you need for a great beach day. Kennack Sands East is dog friendly all year round too!



5. Coverack

We took a walk around to the right of the bay, checking out the little shops along the way, watching the paddle boarders. The view from The Old Lifeboat House restaurant was pretty stunning.

Tip: Great food served at the Paris Hotel, grab a table in their beer garden - great views!



6. Flushing & Gillan

We walked down to the pretty little beach of Flushing on the Helford River and then walked to the right along the South West Coast Path to Gillan. Mostly locals visit these quiet spots, so picturesque we had a picnic dinner watching the boats and the sun sparkle over the water.

Tip: Park the car somewhere safe at the side of the road before you go down to Flushing (there is nowhere to park there and it is a dead end).



7. Poldhu & Church Cove (Gunwalloe)

To end the day we headed to Poldhu for a swim and a hot chocolate at the fantastic Poldhu Beach Cafe. Then we walked the coast path over to the next cove, Church Cove to look at the beautiful 'Church of the Storms'.

Tip: If you want to walk a bit further then you could keep going to the Halzephron Inn and have a sundowner before heading back to Poldhu





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  • Sian Lovie

Updated: Jul 20, 2019



On 27 - 29 September the South West Outdoor Festival is coming to us! Located at Penrose, a 10 minute drive from Glebe Hall it promises a weekend of outdoor adventure and entertainment.




South West Outdoor Festival Trail Races

Our favourite race organisers, Freedom Racing, will be putting on a range of trail races across the weekend that we will definitely be participating in. They are so friendly and fun. Distances include; 10k, Half Marathon, Full Marathon, 5k Night Run and 5k Canicross event (running with your dog). Get booking now! http://freedom-racing.co.uk/southpointtrails/welcome/


South West Outdoor Festival Mountain Biking Challenges

Hit the tracks, trails and bridleways of this stunning coast path. More information:

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/penrose/features/swof-mountain-biking-challenges


South West Outdoor Festival Water Sports

This is the perfect area for water sports. Even when the festival isn't on there are plenty of places to try out a range of activities a short drive from Glebe Hall. Just to name a few:


Diving:

Kennack Diving: http://www.kennackdiving.co.uk/

Porthkerris Divers: https://porthkerris.com/


Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Windsurfing & Kyacking at Coverack Windsurfing Centre: https://www.coverack.co.uk/prices


Coasteering, sea kayaking, paddle boarding, survival skills & rock climbing: https://www.lizardadventure.co.uk/


Sea kyacking, Surfski & paddleboarding will be part of the South West Outdoor Festival. For more information visit: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lists/watersports


The weekend will also include:

Family Adventure Sessions

Guided walks

Bike skills

Orienteering & bushcraft

Yoga

Barefoot challenge

Archery

Disc golf

Slacklining

Watersports

Climbing

Live music


All on your doorstep!

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