We’ve had a couple of days off and as the weather was poor yesterday, we spent a relaxing day in the ‘van culminating in a Sunday roast. However, we’ve been blessed today with a sunny day so we went exploring.
Our first stop was at Perranporth where the beach is very pretty but it is too much of a seaside resort for us. We prefer smaller, quieter beaches where it has a feel of a village such as St. Agnes where we ended up.
St. Agnes is stunning. It has a wealth of mining history and used to have a harbour there, but it kept getting demolished by the sea! The specific area we visited was Trevaunance Cove and we got talking to a lovely chap called Carlos who has lived in the area for 70 years, who told us a bit about the village and the family who owns most of it. We’re definite fans of the area and plan to go back to walk some of the coastal path. The village also have their own website, www.st-agnes.com that has a wealth of information.
It will be somewhere we recommend to our campers this season, along with Padstow.
On our way back we spotted Healey’s Cyder Farm (www.thecornishcyderfarm.co.uk) so we just had to visit! They’re situated on the Redruth/Newquay road in Penhallow and have ample parking on site. The staff are very welcoming and there is lots to do there. It would be an ideal place to visit, both on a sunny day where you can take a tractor ride into the orchards to see the blossom, or on rainy days where you can take a tour round the working areas of the farm.
The tours range from about £4 up to £11 including lunch so they’re pretty reasonable prices. You can wander around the press house, bottlery and jam kitchen for free along with visiting the farm animals. these range from guinea pigs through to shire horses and the cafe serves some wonderful pasties and salads.
We’re enjoying Cornwall!