Snow in Rock, Cornwall

Looking down the beach with the sea to the left and snow on the sand to the right

It’s very unusual for it to snow in Rock, Cornwall but it does happen. The usual lack of snow is due to the proximity to the sea and the relatively warm Gulf Stream currents that originate in the Caribbean Sea. In St Minver we had around 3-4 inches of snow in about an hour on […]

Countrywise presenter Ben Fogle in Rock, Cornwall

Four children standing on a wall with crabbiness and nets with boats moored on a jetty in the background

Great to see Ben Fogle in Rock with his son Ludo on ITV’s Countrywise this week. It seems Ben Fogle knows Rock from memorable childhood holidays. He’s clearly keen to introduce Ludo to the magic of the area. His sailing lesson with Rock Sailing and Powerboat Centre in the sheltered river Camel Estuary is a […]

Dates announced for Padstow Christmas Festival 2019 – 5th to 8th December

View of boats moored in Padstow harbour including a white yacht

Padstow Christmas Festival 2019 will again be the largest food festival in Cornwall. With its variety of entertainment, cookery demos from top chefs and many stalls selling food, drink and arts and crafts, it makes a perfect pre-Christmas break. There will be no shortage of interesting foodie gift ideas in marquee right by Padstow harbour. […]

Award winning ‘Nice Baps’ Café near Wadebridge escapes closure by the council following complaints about its name

Nice Baps Cafe menu with most food at £3

After objections by two councillors from Wadebridge & Egloshayle, Nice Baps café owners Kevin and Laura Baker, were faced with the prospect of their street trading licence not being renewed. The majority on the council obviously did not agree, and today the entrepreneurial pair heard they have been granted a full licence. So, the Number […]

Bonfire and Fireworks Display at Trevone – 5th November 2018

The bonfire and fireworks display at Trevone is held at the village midway between Padstow and Mother Ivey’s bay as the crow flies. It takes place at The Well Parc Hotel, Dobbin Lane, Trevone, PL28 8QN. The event starts at 6.30 on 5th November, when the bonfire is lit, and the fireworks begin at 7.30. All […]

Padstow Christmas Festival 2018 dates: 6th to 9th December

When is Padstow Christmas Festival 2018? Over the last 10 years Padstow Christmas Festival, with its Christmas Market, has grown to become a major attraction for the Cornish town and it now helps generate around £5m for the local economy. Padstow Christmas Festival 2018 will be the 11thevent, from 6th to 9thDecember. In its early days, […]

Padstow Lifeboat Open Weekend features launch of the RNLI lifeboat and search and rescue helicopter

The first ever Padstow Lifeboat Open Weekend was on 11thand 12thAugust 2018. It took place at the amazing Padstow Lifeboat Station which clings to the cliffs at Trevose Head overlooking Mother Ivey’s Bay. The station is a fascinating piece of engineering and architecture, perched high above the sea. The highlight on each day was the […]