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Polridmouth beach near Fowey, Cornwall
In the footsteps of Daphne du Maurier – a visit to Polridmouth beach

When my children were growing up, Polridmouth beach was one of our closest and favourite beaches for a day out. Most…

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The Art of Picnicking

For many people, picnics conjure up nostalgic memories of endless summers, lashings of ginger beer and adventures. But creating the perfect…

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Feast night at Nancarrow Farm, Cornwall
Enjoy a feast at Nancarrow Farm

Nancarrow a Farm is a 100 acre organic farm at Zelah near Truro. It is a family farm with four generations…

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Wheale Coates near St Agnes, Cornwall
A circular 5 mile dog friendly walk around St Agnes Beacon

I love walking along the North Cornwall coastline around the St Agnes area and recently completed this circular five mile walk…

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Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, Cornwall
Discover Tremenheere Scultpure Gardens in Cornwall

Recently, I had the great good fortune to explore Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens with creator, Dr Neil Armstrong. The gardens are situated a mile…

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Gruffalo Trail at Cardinham Woods
Nanny Pat’s days out: new Gruffalo Spotter Trail in Cardinham Woods

I was leafing through this month’s Cornwall Today magazine when I spotted a notice about the Gruffalo Spotter Trail in Cardinham…

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Obby Oss Day in Padstow, Cornwall
May Day at the Obby Oss Festival in Padstow, Cornwall

I have been wanting to visit and experience ‘Obby ‘Oss day in Padstow for many years but must admit to having been put…

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Heligan's school holiday activities are a great way to keep kids entertained
Nanny Pat’s days out: family fun at the Lost Gardens of Heligan

We are so lucky to have the Lost Gardens of Heligan on our doorstep. It is an all year round attraction…

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Bluebells at Enys Gardens near Penryn, Cornwall
Discover the bluebells at Enys Gardens near Penryn

The house and gardens at Enys, near Penryn are a hidden gem and well worth a visit, especially at this time of…

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Spotty Dog Trails are perfect for fun family days out in Cornwall
Nanny Pat’s child friendly days out in Cornwall: Penzance

Anyone who reads my blog will know that I am an avid fan of Karen Narramore’s Spotty Dog Trails. The simple…

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Bluebells along a path in the woods, Tehidy Park Cornwall UK.
Discover Tehidy Woods in Cornwall

I just love getting out and about at Easter time when the countryside is bursting into life. Trees are cloaking themselves…

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Walking with the new Kneehigh Theatre Walk With Me story app near Mevagissey in Cornwall
Walks with stories by Kneehigh Theatre

Last Sunday we visited Mevagissey as guests of Kneehigh Theatre to try out their latest story telling and walking trail as…

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