Padstow to Rock Ferry, timetable and prices

Black Tor Ferry with flat bottom coming into Rock

Padstow to Rock ferry Every 20 minutes in summer the Padstow to Rock ferry transports foot passengers, their dogs and bicycles to and from Rock to Padstow across the calm waters of River Camel estuary. The Padstow to Rock ferry is even part of the official route for those walking the South West Coast Path. […]

Cornish Pasty Week and the World Pasty Championships 2018 at the Eden Project

Britain’s first ever Cornish Pasty Week runs from Sunday 25th February 2018 to Saturday 3rd March. Organised by The Cornish Pasty Association, Cornish Pasty Week will culminate on the Saturday with the 7th World Pasty Championships, held at the Eden Project, Cornwall. World Pasty Championships 2018 In the competition both amateur and professional pasty bakers will […]

Accommodation for the Royal Cornwall Show 7, 8 and 9 June 2018

At the time of writing Glen Valley Cottage has not yet been booked up as accommodation for the Royal Cornwall Show from 7 to 9 June 2018. If you are working at or visiting the Royal Cornwall Show Glen Valley Cottage is a great base. We’ve heard stories of people staying down in Newquay when […]

Cornwall Folk Festival 2018 dates announced plus Gretchen Peters is playing Cornwall

Folk Guitar with 12 strings

Dates for the Cornwall Folk Festival 2018 have been announced as 23rd to 27th August 2018. The Thursday to August bank holiday Monday event will once again take over the streets and venues in and around Wadebridge. The Cornwall Folk Festival 2018 team are rightly thrilled to have booked songwriter, Gretchen Peters, from Nashville for […]

Padstow Obby Oss May Day festival, 1st May 2018

Crowds enjoying the Padstow Obby Oss May Day festival

The Padstow Obby Oss festival is a folk custom unique to Padstow and now one of Britain’s most famous folk customs, attracting many visitors.  It is Padstow’s most famous and popular event with as many as 30,000 people visiting the town for the day. Watching the processions and festivities is free and of course the […]

North Cornwall Book Festival 2018, St Endellion

North Cornwall Book Festival 2018 walking along the beach reading a book

Dates have now been announced for the North Cornwall Book Festival 2018. It will run from 4th to 7th October at the same venue as 2017, St Endellion church, St Minver. The postcode for the North Cornwall Book Festival is PL29 3TP. You can get a taste of some of the previous six St Endellion book […]

We bought a book signed by Rosamunde Pilcher

Signed page by Rosamunde Pilcher

We found a book signed by Rosamunde Pilcher tucked away in a charity shop in Wadebridge. It’s called The World of Rosamunde Pilcher. It’s a glossy hardback book packed with photographs of Scotland and the Cornish coast where Rosamunde lived, places which inspired her novels. There are also family photographs from the authors own album […]

December weekend break in Cornwall – bracing cliff walks and the Padstow Christmas market

Whilst the Midlands was gripped in snow and sub-zero temperatures this weekend we were enjoying 10 degrees at Polzeath and Padstow Christmas market on our weekend break in Cornwall. The sun was shining over Polzeath beach as we set out for a cliff-top walk towards Daymer Bay and Rock. On the coastal path the wind […]