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Cornwall Blog

Volunteer clean-up leaves estuary "immaculate"

29th September 2014

A volunteer led clean-up of the Fowey estuary has left the area "absolutely pristine". Two dozen kayakers spent time on the water near luxury hotels in Cornwall this week picking old cans, bottles and fishing line out of the water. Once the work was done the estuary looked immaculate, according to David Johns, who helped organise the clean-up as a member of the Friends of Fowey Estuary.

New Fowey tug unveiled

26th September 2014

Fowey has a brand new tug bossing boats around and keeping order in the town's harbour. The new tug, Cannis, was unveiled on Friday when the Fowey Harbour Commission held a renaming ceremony for the boat. The ceremony also saw a rededication for the dredger Lantic Bay and members of the public were allowed to board both vessels and get a good look at them.

Cup success for Fowey United

23rd September 2014

Here at The Cormorant we like to see local enterprises thriving and that goes for local sports teams too. So we were delighted to see Fowey United pick up a dramatic win in the Cornwall Senior Cup at the weekend - especially in such exciting fashion. Fowey play in the East Cornwall Premier Division and knocked Cornwall Combination League side St Day out of the cup after coming from behind.

Cornwall set for Indian Summer

18th September 2014

The weather here in Cornwall is set to rival Spain's for the rest of this month thanks to a miniature heat wave and Indian summer. Visitors to luxury Hotels in Cornwall will be able to bask in glorious sunshine and enjoy record temperatures for the rest of September if forecasters from the Met Office have calculated their predictions correctly. Temperatures could reach as high as 26 degrees Celsius during the last two weeks of the month, thanks to a band of high pressure currently moving north from the Mediterranean.

Three of our favourite local pasty makers

17th September 2014

Fowey Royal Regatta was a great success a few weekends back, with thousands of people, and even the Red Arrows, visiting the town. One of the highlights of the Regatta was the giant pasty, which is a traditional part of the occasion. Each year bakers use 10kg of steak, 5kg of swede and 3kg of onions to bake the 8ft giant pasty, which is then ceremonially shipped from Mevagissey to Fowey for the regatta. Anyway, that got us thinking, what are our favourite pasties?

Produce show hailed as success

16th September 2014

A local produce show which showcased the best of local Cornish produce has been hailed as a great success. Visitors staying in accommodation in Fowey, Cornwall, and locals alike flocked to nearby Lostwithiel this past weekend for the vilage's annual produce show - which was packed with pets, pumpkins and preserves. The show, which took place for a 72nd consecutive year, left judges impressed at the quality of produce on show.

Fowey is one of Cornwall's poshest postcodes

8th September 2014

It's been officially confirmed that Fowey is the most desirable part of Cornwall when it comes to owning property. Property website Zoopla has completed a study of the top postcodes in the UK, after a boom in the housing market has created thousands of new property millionaires. The figures reveal how Fowey is the most desirable part of the Duchy.

Harbour swimmers raise hundreds

8th September 2014

Swimmers who took part in a charity swim in Fowey Harbour have raised more than £800 for the RNLI. Dozens of swimmers took part in the swim, which was taking place for a sixth consecutive year. The route for the swim saw those taking part set off from Town Quay and swim 600 metres to Readymoney and then back again, although some taking part swam a shorter route to Whitehouse and back again.