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Autumn is a wonderful season for a holiday in Cornwall, with uncrowded beaches and towns, and clear, crisp days. For those who want a short getaway at this time of year, Fowey is a great destination. Though quieter than the peak summer months, there is still plenty to do that can easily occupy a long weekend.

Autumn leaves in Fowey


Autumn Walks


Fowey has several places to go for a walk, each as lovely as the next. With the weather getting colder, a brisk walk in beautiful Cornish scenery sounds like a perfect way to spend an afternoon. Then you can head back to the best of the hotels in Fowey, The Cormorant, for a delicious hot meal by a cosy fire. You can try a blustery walk along the coastal path by Lantic Bay, or an easy-going walk at Cardinham Woods; there is something for everyone! At the coast, there are seabirds to look out for, and the heather covered hills turn purple. Among the trees of Cardinham Woods, the yellow leaves cover the ground - try to find some crunchy ones!

Craft Courses


Fowey boasts a few art galleries that exhibit and sell some wonderful arts and crafts that serve as a lovely reminder of your time in Cornwall. But even better is a chance to make your own memento at a craft course. You can learn the basics of pottery, try some knitting, or make other ceramic bits and bobs, giving you a chance to stay warm and dry if the weather turns. For a decent price, starting around £25, you can learn a new skill, have a good laugh, and there is no need to worry about supplies, as everything is provided (you may need your own knitting needles) and also tea, coffee and cake is available. Stop by the tourist information centre to get the finer details of craft courses happening during your visit.

Gardens


It is not just spring and summer when the Cornish gardens are lovely to visit. Several nearby gardens and attractions are open year round though others do close at the end of October for winter and provide a lovely opportunity to see the best of Cornwall in autumn. Some of the best places include Trematon Castle Gardens, Pencarrow Gardens and Lanhydrock. You can enjoy a gentle stroll around the paths and trails of the gardens, spotting which flowers are blooming in the colder months. And if you want to stay warm while enjoying the beautiful plants, head to the Eden Project. As you enter the biomes, it will be as if autumn hasn't arrived as you are transported to the Mediterranean or the rainforest!

Food


Cornwall is well known for its award-winning food and drink, and autumn brings on several food festivals found across the county. With such a bounty of food available, chefs get into action preparing sumptuous dishes for you to devour. If you want some delicious, locally sourced and seasonal food, the restaurant at The Cormorant Hotel has all of that. Choose from a variety of dishes such as pumpkin and butternut squash risotto to start, pheasant and wild mushrooms to try for a main, and a dark chocolate fondant with hazelnuts for dessert. Many of the cafes around Fowey will also be getting into the autumn spirit too, and you are sure to find plenty of hot chocolates, coffees and cakes to tuck into for lunch that will fuel your exploration of the town this season.

Book your autumn getaway today, and have a read of some of our previous blogs, so you know what to expect in Fowey:

7 Days in Fowey

River Fowey Facts

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