14 October 2017
Autumn in Cornwall
As summer transitioned into autumn, the rush of Cornwall’s tourist boom changed to a more serene way of life. Why not join us at Clowance to enjoy the cultural delights Cornwall has to offer this Autumn?
Food and Drink
The Falmouth Oyster Festival 12th – 15th October – A great cultural experience including an array of cookery demonstrations, live music events, food stalls, Organic Cornish food produce, arts and crafts marquee, real ale and wine bars, oyster and seafood bars, Working Boat race, Grand Oyster Parade, shucking competition and a Grand Oyster Draw.
The Falmouth Beer Festival 19 Oct – 21 Oct – Sample more than 200 real ales, ciders and Perry’s at Cornwall’s biggest beer festival. Additionally “pub grub” and live entertainment will add to the occasion.
Royal Cornwall Museum –an interesting insight and varied nature of Poldark’s 18th Century Cornwall.
The museum holds a special connection with Winston Graham as they hold many of the author’s original notebooks, showing his novels written in long hand and this has resulted in the museum being a site of pilgrimage for the many fans who arrive in Cornwall from across the world looking for traces of Graham’s original work.
Additionally for the landlubbers out there, the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth and The Shipwreck Museum in Charlestown, Are fantastic places of interest for maritime lovers who dare to take a leap into Cornwall’s seafaring past.
Even when the darkest clouds are in the sky, you can still experience colour in Cornwall.
Top of the list to visit is Glendurgan – hidden by beautiful woodland in a narrow and beautiful coastal valley. This gem of natural beauty in Cornwall also gives a spectacular vista down to the flowing waters of the Helford River.
Additionally other gardens bursting with autumnal vibrancy are The Lost Gardens of Heligan and Trelissick.
Take the binoculars and wander through the woodland and creekside walks where you will see a variety of migrating waders, maybe a great blue heron or a glossy ibis, but certainly sandpipers, red and greenshanks, stints and knots.
The coastal footpath becomes more interesting with seals and migrating birds to look out for. Try Godrevy Point (for the seals), Hayle Estuary and the Marazion Marshes (for all you bird watchers).
Theatre / dance
Dead of night dance – Tehidy Woods 21st – 31st October
A Halloween celebration in the heart of the woods.
With all new dead good stories to tickle your ribs, thrill your spirits and chill your bones.
Spirits of all ages welcome.
Don’t forget at Clowance we are on hand to advise about the best walks, gardens, activities, pubs and restaurants and even what to do on a rainy day.