Category Archives: Out and about

Nathan Outlaw restaurant in Port Isaac Cornwall is the best restaurant in the UK

The Good Food Guide has just named Nathan Outlaw’s restaurant in Port Isaac, Cornwall as the best restaurant in the UK 2018. In fact, outside London North Cornwall does very well in the best restaurant list. Restaurant Paul Ainsworth at No. 6 in Padstow, a few miles down the coast from Nathan Outlaw, comes in […]

Powerboat handling course with Camel Sailing and Powerboat Centre.

Five of us have just completed our RYA level 2 powerboat handling course with Camel Sailing and Powerboat Centre. Two days of eye-opening instruction in fast RIB’s with 115hp outboards. The River Camel estuary between Rock and Padstow is a haven for water-sports, including dinghy sailing, kayaking, paddleboarding, waterskiing and small powerboats. Camel Sailing and Powerboat […]

St Merryn Steam Fair & Vintage Rally – 24 to 25 June 2017

The North Cornwall village of St Merryn, 3.5 miles South of Padstow, has been hosting the St Merryn Steam Fair & Vintage Rally since 1980, in aid of local charities. St Merryn Steam Fair & Vintage Rally As the name suggests local vintage vehicle owners regularly support the event including classic cars, tractors and steam […]

Clean beaches in Cornwall – Polzeath features in Cornwall Blue Flag awards 2017

Cornwall Blue Flag – Eight Cornish beaches have been awarded Blue Flags in 2017, including one of our favourites, Polzeath beach, just a few miles from Glen Valley Cottage. The Blue Flag awards are internationally recognised and give beach users reassurance that the beaches are clean, safe and well managed. They don’t just mean the […]

Help release baby lobsters and go rock pooling with the Padstow Lobster Hatchery team – 29 April 2017

Your kids are bound to love this baby lobster and beach experience with the Padstow Lobster Hatchery team. They’ll meet baby lobsters and release them into the wild and go rock pooling and seashore foraging. They’ll even learn what seaweeds can be eaten and try some, with guidance from special guest Megan Adams, a foraging expert […]

Port Eliot Festival 2017, St. Germans, 27 – 30 July

The Port Eliot Festival organisers say ‘we’ll celebrate words, music, imagination, ideas, nature, food, fashion, flowers, laughter, exploration, fun and all that is good in the world!’. If you fancy hanging out at a ’boutique’ and eccentric festival this summer, this could certainly be it. At Port Eliot Festival you and your family will be welcomed […]

The Royal Cornwall Show – 8th, 9th, 10th June 2017 – 5 miles from our holiday cottage

From a Blacksmiths’ competition to Guniea Pigs. There’s so much to see at the Royal Cornwall Show 2017. You and your family can expect a fascinating and entertaining day out, or three. The event takes place at the Royal Cornwall Showground in Wadebridge, that’s just 5 miles drive from Glen Valley holiday cottage (11 minutes […]

Eden Classic Cycle Ride Event 7 May 2017

If you’re fascinated by the Eden project, want to discover the Lost Gardens of Heligan and like a cycling challenge, then Cornwall’s Eden Classic Cycle Ride event on 7 May 2017 could be your perfect day out. You and around 800 others will begin the sportive with a ride through the Eden project, which is […]