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Keep Active In Cornwall

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Keeping active is one of the most important ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Surrounded by Cornish coast, woodlands and plenty of room for activities, Cornwall is luckily a perfect location to stay fit and healthy all year round.

Get Your Hiking Boots On

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Walking is the best activity to experience what Cornwall has to offer. Walking allows you to discover hidden gems, catch sight of wildlife and stay active. Whether you’re after a long distant hike or a leisurely stroll, there’s plenty of locations to experience the beauty of Cornwall.

Take a stroll along the Cornish sand - there are a ton of beautiful beaches to visit – just take your pick! Godrevy Cove is the perfect example of a location with so much to offer. Take in the views of Godrevy Lighthouse, dip your feet in the soft waves or take a longer and circular walk towards Hell’s Mouth. It’s the perfect spot to have a picnic, gaze out towards the ocean, upon the rocky cliffs and if you’re lucky, spot a few seals at Godrevy Point.

There are so many Cornish routes to choose from, providing you with the perfect opportunity to find hidden treasures among the coasts and countryside. The Camel Trail, a popular north Cornwall trail provides a stunning route along a disused railway line in between Wenfordbridge, Bodmin, Wadebride and Padstow. The trail covers a vast 19 miles, it’s mostly traffic free and has a level surface, allowing you to absorb in the striking Cornish Countryside with no problems at all.

Cornish gardens are also a stunning way to see what Cornwall has to offer. There are over 100 spectacular gardens to choose from, and there’s no doubt you’ll find a garden to suit you.

There are a number of National Trust gardens to discover. For example, Trebah Gardens, described as a ‘sub-tropical paradise’ is a location of discovery and beauty. Located in Mawnan Smith, it’s a garden like no other. Experience this valley garden by strolling through four miles of footpath, surrounded by exotic flowers and plants. Follow the path until you reach the magnificent secluded beach on the Helford River. Open all year round, this garden is the perfect family day out to feel active and you can even bring along your dog!

Go Horse Riding

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Is there a better way to experience Cornish beauty than on horseback? Here, in Cornwall there are plenty of licenced stables all across the county to suit all levels of riders. It’s the perfect activity for the whole family to enjoy and relax. It gives you the chance to experience hidden spots in our outstanding countryside and coastlines, plus it’s brilliant way to stay active!

Discover breath taking experiences such as galloping across Cornwall’s epic golden sand. Trot along the towering dunes, or plod along leisurely in a number of safe bridleways dotted across the county.

Grab Your Helmet, We're Going Cycling

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Cycling is a convenient, enjoyable and a quick way to zoom across the Cornish countryside and experience everything Cornwall has to offer. It’s also the perfect chance to get your heart racing and stay fit. If you don’t own a bike that’s not a problem, there are plenty of rental bike shops to choose from all across Cornwall.

There are hundreds of cycle routes to get stuck into. The Clay Trails located in St Austell is an ideal trail to explore this unique area of Cornwall. This trail is filled with striking landscape will clay tips and pits created by the 250-year-old clay mining industry, this trail can be seen from miles away! Feel at ease as you cycle past towering trees, spot local wildlife such as deer and simply breath in that sweet Cornish air.

Create A Splash

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In Cornwall, we are lucky to have water sports available at our fingertips all year round. It’s the perfect way to have fun and boost your energy. Surrounded by Cornish coast, rivers, lakes and estuaries, it’s no surprise we have a lot to offer here in Cornwall. It doesn’t matter what level of experience you have, it’s all about creating a splash!

Sail along glistening lakes, dare to take a surf lesson, grab a paddle and kayak down a roaring river or even take a leisurely boat ride and be at one with the Atlantic waters.

Surfing, a huge Cornish attraction. Cornwall has some excellent spots for professionals as well as beginners. There are plenty of chances to grab a surf lesson and it’s such a fun activity to get the kids moving! There a number of thrilling beaches to jump on board with; Gwithian, Bude, Fistral and Perranporth to name a few…

Head To The Driving Range

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Release all of your frustrations at the driving range this month.

A perfect afternoon to spend some time working on your swing. Whether you’re a seasoned golfer or after a family day out, this could be the perfect afternoon trip. A completely safe and fun way to get the whole family moving. It’s a fantastic activity for beginners and professionals, catering for all skill levels.

Some locations even provide lessons and coaching if you’re willing to step up your game! Do you think you can hit the target?

Sheild From The Rain

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If it’s a rainy day, the fun doesn’t have to stop. There’s always leisure centres to be there for us when we want to release some steam!

Stay active with indoor activities, from swimming to energetic fitness classes and get your blood flowing. There are handfuls of leisure centres to choose from, most with state of the art fitness equipment and a whole range of activities for children to enjoy all year round!

Zip It

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Consider yourself a daredevil? The Eden Project provides England’s longest zip wire at 660 metres long, with speeds up to 60mph! Simply soar above Eden’s Biomes on the ‘SkyWire’ to get an invigorated experience you will never forget. The Eden Project also provide experiences such as ‘The Giant Swing’ and ‘The Free Fall Jump’. So if you’re up for the challenge, this could be the perfect way to add a rush of energy to your day and feel alive.

Towards Liskeard is Adrenalin Quarry. Another zip wire lives here, 490 metres long and creating speeds of 40mph. Fly through the flooded depths of the old quarry and be surrounded by rugged cliffs on either side of you. The youngest jumper has been 19 months old! So overall, a fantastic family adventure. Don’t miss other activities, such as coasteering, axe throwing and yet another swing to get your heart racing.

What activities are you loving in Cornwall right now?

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