November in Cornwall is an atmospheric mix of misty mornings, slightly chillier days, and storm-tossed seas. It’s the perfect time to enjoy the delights of the season as autumn slowly gives way to winter.
Here are our top picks for November breaks in Cornwall.
The beginning of November means one thing – Bonfire Night! There are a variety of firework displays around the county to choose from, but we think there’s nothing quite like watching fireworks over the water.
Polperro is one of our favourite places to enjoy Bonfire Night (read our blog to find out more). Head down to the harbour to watch the impressive annual firework display over Peak Rock (Saturday 4 November 2017, from 6.30pm). There’s also a competition for the best Guy, and, tide permitting, a bonfire on the beach.
There’s simply nothing better than walking through the woods, crunching through crisp autumn leaves, searching for conkers and sweet chestnuts. We’re lucky enough to have our own small woodland, but for adventures on a larger scale, head to Cardinham Woods or explore Tehidy Country Park.
The weather’s often unpredictable at this time of year. When it gets wild, wrap up warm and head to the coast to go wave watching. Whether you prefer a bracing walk followed by a warming hot chocolate, or cosy café with a spectacular view, you’ll be spoiled for choice in Cornwall.
Throughout November, a variety of festive markets start popping up across the country. It’s a great chance to get into the festive spirit and pick up a few unusual gifts for your loved ones – or a little treat for yourself.
Outlaw 2017 (11 – 12 November), Penryn. A two-day event celebrating creative spirit which showcases over 70 independent creative designers, makers and producers. A good place top pick up some unusual gifts. There’s also a section of fantastic craft workshops from Christmas wreaths to lampshade making – book online before they all get snapped up.
Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair (29 November – 3 December), Truro. Pick up some unique Cornish gifts and delicious local produce.
The Bedruthan Christmas Craft Fair (25 – 26 November). One of Cornwall’s best Christmas craft fairs with over 50 stalls selling everything from handmade textiles to glass, ceramics, illustrations and much more. They also have live demonstrations and creative workshops. Tickets cost £1.50 per person, and it’s worth booking in advance as it can get busy.
Festivals and events
Cornwall Film Festival takes place in November each year (10 -19 November 2017) at The Poly Arts Centre in Falmouth and a variety of other venues. It’s a great chance to see short films from up-and-coming Cornish filmmakers, plus a selection of critically acclaimed films.
November breaks at Bosinver
Tempted? Take a look at our availability calendar and start planning your November break in Cornwall.
What are your favourite things to do in Cornwall during November? Leave a message below, tweet @Bosinver or post on our Facebook page – we’d love to hear your thoughts!