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Cornwall Blog

Local paper publishes locals guide to Fowey

30th September 2015

We know plenty about Fowey and aim to share as much of our knowledge about the town with our guests as possible. But we can't always get everything across, so we were delighted to see one of our local papers making the effort too.

Could Cornwall be set for an Indian summer?

24th September 2015

As much as we don't want to admit it, summer is officially over, with yesterday (23rd September) officially marking the start of autumn. It may well be that time again, where the shorts are packed away, and the jumpers are dug out again. However, you may wish to hold fire until you read the latest weather news! Forecasters are predicting that Cornwall could be set for two weeks of fine weather, meaning that many should brace themselves for the possibility of an Indian summer, which could well be arriving soon.

Cornish World Records: Part Two

23rd September 2015

Part two of our feature looking at the world records set in Cornwall is here! Part one had some great records including, of course, the world's biggest pasty! The second half is sure to serve up oddities of its own, so without further ado, here they are:

Cornwall Wildlife Trust celebrate record-breaking year

22nd September 2015

Cornwall Wildlife Trust have announced a record breaking year this year, after it was revealed they raised £11,600 through their Open Gardens scheme. The scheme involved owners opening up their gardens to the public as a way of raising money, which will be used by the Trust as they continue their ongoing work to protect both Cornish wildlife and wild places.

Dawn French dubs herself "The Queen of Cornwall"

16th September 2015

Comedian Dawn French has dubbed herself as "The Queen of Cornwall" after her image has been commemorated in chocolate by Falmouth University. At the recent graduation ceremony, graduates were presented with a chocolate coin from the lady herself, which featured a likeness of the celebrity wearing a crown, similar to the one she was actually wearing when handing out the coins.

Cornish World Records: Part One

14th September 2015

  As we all know, Cornwall is a beautiful place to come and visit, full of breath-taking scenery and excellent food. Did you also know it is home to some weird and wonderful world records? In the first of a two part feature, we decided to have a look at the records which have been set in Cornwall:

Fowey Regatta future secured after agreement with mussel farmers reached

11th September 2015

Sailing in St Austell Bay will continue as usual for now, after the sport's governing body reached an agreement with two mussel farms which were setting up in an area which is used by racing boats. Two farms had applied to permission to expand their pre-existing operations in the bay, which would create two new rope-grown mussel farms.

New Fowey music festival to host internationally acclaimed musicians

9th September 2015

A new music festival is taking place in Fowey later this week, featuring an appearance from internationally acclaimed violinist Tasmin Little and trumpeter Crispian Steele-Perkins. Fowey Valley Music is being held in September as a way of complementing the Fowey Festival of Words and Music, which occurs every spring.

Blue Whale photographed in English waters for first time, off Cornish coast

3rd September 2015

The world's largest animal has been photographed in English waters for what is believed to be the first time, and it took place off the coast of Cornwall. The blue whale has been hunted to near-extinction by whalers after the valuable blubber, but as a sign of recovery, has been spotted a few hundred miles off the coast of the South West.