Thing to Do: Walking and Cycling


Immerse yourself in history, myths and stunning scenery at Tintagel Castle, set high on Cornwall’s rugged north coast between Padstow and Bude. Inextricably linked with the legend of King Arthur, for centuries this dramatic castle and coastline has fired the imaginations of writers, artists and even the brother of a king. Now it’s your turn to be inspired

Padstow – with Cycle Hire

When visiting Cornwall, seeing Padstow is a must, a charming working fishing port and famous foodie destination, Padstow is also surrounded by glorious sandy beaches a start an end point for The Camel Trail, you can pop down hire a bike to burn come calories whilst taking in the views, it’s the perfect safe, flat cycling spot for families – we taught our children to ride without stabilisers here!

Poldarks Cornwall

Porthcothan Bay provided the Cornish setting for the scenes of Nampara Cove, the beach close to Ross Poldark’s residence in the 2015 BBC adaptation of Winston Graham’s Poldark. This wonderful bay, located between Newquay and Padstow is one of seven stunning beaches in this area, known locally as The Seven Bays. 

Visit for a guide to all of the Poldark filming locations in Cornwall

South West Coast Path

Come to the beach anywhere in the South West of England, turn left or right and you’ll be on the South West Coast Path and on the edge of an amazing experience. Where else can you walk along 630 miles of such superb coastline which makes up the longest National Trail in the UK? The heritage, wildlife, geology and scenery along the way are truly inspirational and every day walking it brings stunning new experiences.