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Cornwall Blog

What's On Guide: September 2015

28th August 2015

Summer may nearly be over, but that doesn't mean that there is any less to do near us in September. We have taken a look at a few things happening locally, in order to provide you with some inspiration for when you stay with us! Gorsedh Kernow When? 1st - 6th September

Poldark will be on screens for five more years, according to reports

26th August 2015

If you are a fan of the BBC series Poldark, then you'll enjoy this news! It has been reported that the Cornish TV drama will be on television screens for another five years. A reported £50 million deal was agreed, meaning Captain Ross Poldark will be around until at least 2020, although the BBC are currently not commenting about the agreement.

Cornish scientists discover birds "shout" to be heard over noise

25th August 2015

Scientists based in Cornwall have discovered some new information about the habits of birds, and how they "shout" to ensure they are heard over man-made noise such as traffic. They have claimed that bluebirds change their songs as a response to an increase in background noise, which is more often than not caused by human activities.

Cornwall set to win big at the British Travel Awards

20th August 2015

Cornwall looks set to clean up at this year's British Travel Awards, vying for awards in a number of different categories. Devon and Cornwall face off against Northumberland and Pembrokeshire in the Best UK Holiday County category, which Cornwall will be quietly confident about winning.

Project launched to protect future of Cornwall

18th August 2015

A new research project had been launched which will look at the importance of the Cornish landscape, and how it can be protected for the enjoyment of future generations. The study is being run by Plymouth University in partnership with the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and consultants Fyfe Associates. The project aims to examine how people use the varying landscapes, and how it affects their health and wellbeing.

Help protect the South West coast with an ale!

14th August 2015

In a recent report commissioned by the National Trust, it was found that the South West is very much the nation's favourite coastal destination. 70 per cent of people from England, Wales and Northern Ireland stated that they would like to visit Cornwall. And 79 per cent of those from the South West agreed that seeing the coast every day would make them happy. It was found that it costs the National Trust £3,000 a year to look after just one mile of coast, and the Trust cares for over 300 miles of coast in the South West alone.

Just a few days until the Fowey Regatta!

13th August 2015

It's that time of year again! The biggest event in Fowey is just around the corner, with the Fowey Regatta starting on the 16th August. As always, there is a packed calendar, which we have taken a look at in a bit more detail for you below:

Autumn breaks at the Cormorant

12th August 2015

Are you looking to get away for a mini break this autumn? Many couples are, with Cornwall being one of the favoured destinations, thanks to its stunning scenery and fantastic attractions. The mild climate of the Westcountry during the autumn months offers the fantastic opportunity to see the beautiful sights of Cornwall whilst trekking on the coastal paths, while attractions such as the Eden Project are only a short distance away, and are always offering something to do.

Cornwall the "ultimate" holiday destination for Brits this summer

4th August 2015

Cornwall continues to trump all regions of Britain, as well as abroad, for being the favoured holiday destination for the British public this summer. Three quarters of the British public plan to take holidays in the UK this year rather than heading abroad, and Cornwall is at the forefront of many people's plans.