Explore Cornwall's vast area and take in the stunning scenery. In the far west the sand is white and situated on the main headland is a legacy of Bronze age standing stones, huge granite burial chambers, Celtic crosses and holy wells.
The landscape of the heartland has recently been awarded World Heritage Site status, and is home to many fascinating remnants of a triumphant mining past that give visitors a sense of Cornwall's massive contribution to the Industrial Revolution.
But of course you can't forget or escape the wonder of Cornwall's maritime legacy with plenty of sea food and fresh fish on offer on the menus of Cornish restaurants.
Cornwall has some of the very best adventure sports to offer like coasteering, abseiling and climbing. If you're up for a challenge in the water try out surfer, wakeboarding or sailing. Many people from all over the world come to Newquay to test out the world famous waves.
Cyclists in Cornwall can choose from an abundance of trails from quiet country lanes to more challenging off-road routes which explore the heart of the Cornish countryside.
The Camel Trail and Coast to Coast Trail, are both suitable for families but if you're more experienced try cycling on the North Cornwall coastal road which provides some of the steepest gradients in the county. The Camel Trail is a top cycle route for its stunning natural surroundings and easy terrain for younger cyclists. Cornwall's Mineral Tramways Mining Trails offer 30 miles (60km) of adventure and discovery for walkers, cyclists and horse riders following routes of contrasting scenery (woodland and moorland) with spectacular views across the county. Check out the GPS Cornwall Cycling Routes Map on Google Maps.
Cycling tours and trails include: Cornish Cycle Tours in Bodmin, Mobius Kite School + Bike Trails in Perranporth, Clay Trails in St Austell, The Camel Trail, and the Mineral Tramways Trail from Portreath to Devoran.
Cornwall has plenty of fabulous golf courses to choose from whether you're experienced or a rookie. With incredible sea views and woodland making up the golf course you'll have a great day out whatever the score at the end of the round is. If you're a serious golfer or with the kids there's some great pitch and putt or crazy golf courses in Cornwall.
Cornwall's five golf courses are: Launceston Golf Club, Holywell Bay Golf, China Fleet Golf Course, St Mellion International Resort, and Lanhydrock Golf Club.
Ride along the sand with the sea breeze, across the moors or steadily along the bridleways. One of the best ways to explore and discover Cornwall's natural beauty is on horseback. With a variety of trails suitable for all levels of ability, you won't regret a day out horse riding.
The various horse riding trails include: Clay Trails in St Austell, Bosvathick Riding Stables in Falmouth, Mineral Tramways Trail from Portreath to Devoran, Adventure Clydesdale in Bodmin.
Trips & Tours
Check out some of the many different tours Cornwall has to offer below
Treasure Trails - Follow the Trail, Solve the Clues, and See the Sights. With nearly 50 Trails in great locations throughout Cornwall - the most difficult decision will be which one to choose!
Contours Walking Holidays - Explore Cornwall at your own pace with Contours Walking Holidays. Absolutely everything you need for a relaxing, worry-free walking holiday. Choose from over 50 trails.
Cornish Heritage Safaris - Tintagel. They are now running the following tours; King Arthur's Footsteps, Bodmin Moor Mysteries, Monuments and Murder, Bicycles, Betjeman and Beer Alternative Tintagel.
Orca Sea Safaris - Falmouth: Discover the outstanding beauty of Cornwall's coastline, while looking for wildlife that may be in the area. Huge arrays of species visit the area including dolphins, seals, whales, seabirds and basking sharks.
Cornwall Garden Tours - Join a Garden Tour for a wide choice of mining heritage, garden or personal tours from half days to three days. Available throughout the year - all bookable online for 1-6 people.
Watersports - You'll want to make the most of Cornwall's amazing beaches, rivers, lakes and estuaries with all the fantastic watersports on offer; sailing, kite surfing, surfing, kayaking, boat trips. Whatever your level of experience a whole world of fun awaits.
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