What's On Guide: April 2015
Written by The Cormorant Hotel
What's On: Gribbin Head Walk
The countryside just to the west of Fowey is a fantastic place to see a large variety of landscapes, beautiful views and many features of historical significance, including the Gribbin daymark, which was built as an aid to stop sailors mistaking the shallow waters of St Austell bay for the deeper waters found at Falmouth harbour.
A walk around here will take you to many beaches and coves, as well as woodlands and an abundance of wild flowers. Gribbin Head is also famous due to the association with author Daphne du Maurier, and is the setting for many of her books.
The National Trust have outlined a route for visitors to the area to take, which is roughly four miles long, and should take around an hour and half (with longer taken if beach detours are taken!). This can be found on their website here.
What's On: Spring Garden Break
When? Throughout April
Continuing throughout April here at the Cormorant Hotel, we have a fantastic offer for anyone looking to take a spring break. We're offering a 3 night stay including breakfast and dinner, with tickets to two of Cornwall's best Spring Gardens.
Photo credit: Pinetum Park
The gardens in question are Caerhays Castle Garden, Trewithen Gardens, Hidden Valley Gardens, Pinetum Park and Trebah Gardens.
For more information on these gardens, have a look at our feature here.
What's On: The Hall Guided Walk
When? Starting 1st April until September
The Hall guided walk is around four miles in length, and incorporates both ferries available in the area, which offer some of the best views of the harbour. It will also include seeing the beautiful church of St Wyllow, the parish church of Lanteglos, the Q memorial and Pont creek.
The guided walk lasts about 3 ½ hours, starting at Polruan Wharf and finishing at Bodinnick. You can then return directly to Fowey Cornwall by the Bodinnick ferry, walk through the village of Fowey, and then catch the Polruan ferry back to your starting point.
The full details, including booking procedure and ticket costs can be found here.
What's On: Incandescendo
When? 10th April
Described as a musical kaleidoscope, virtuoso cellist Emily Burridge is joined by percussionist Felix Gibbons to bring together a unique, South American musical experience.
Felix is an internationally acclaimed percussionist, who can play a range of different instruments, all of which characterise rhythms of Brazil and Latin-America.
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The program for this concert includes an arrangement of Brazilian and popular music, along with an array of new works for cello and percussion.
Taking place at Whitecross Village Hall, in Lanteglos-by-Fowey, tickets can be purchased for the show here.
What's On: Amanda Hoskin Exhibition
When? Until 11th April
Amanda Hoskin has emerged over the past fifteen years as one of Cornwall's leading landscape artists. She has spent many years walking the coast, which provides the inspiration for her works of art. Having lived in Fowey since the late 90's, her works of art come from the eyes of a native, who knows her subject inside and out.
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This is her first solo exhibition, and it is being held at the Fowey River Gallery for two weeks, starting on the 28th March. For more details of this exhibition, you can look on the gallery website here.
What's On: Lostwithiel Antique Fair
When? Sunday 12th April
Lostwithiel has long been known as the antique capital of Cornwall due to the number of antique shops and regular antique fairs. The Lostwithiel Antique Fair was established in 1989, and is the longest running antique fair in the whole of Cornwall.
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Hosting a range of stalls selling antiques, paintings, stamps, jewellery, silver and collectables. Full details of the event can be found on their website here.