Birds of prey in Cornwall

Few birds inspire awe as often as birds of prey! Although famously solitary animals, these highly skilled hunters can be witnessed just before dusk in great gatherings and rule the roost when it comes to the food chain. Many birdwatchers traipse cross-country to see clouds of kites, or to catch a glimpse of an eagle. But […]

Summer Solstice 2021

The summer solstice, otherwise known as the longest day of the year, falls tomorrow on Monday June 21. Though the lifting of all restrictions across the UK has been postponed until July 19, there’s still plenty to do during the longest summer days.  England entered step three of the roadmap of lockdown on May 17, allowing people […]

6 stunning walks with wild swims in Cornwall

A new book of routes by Matt Newbury and Sophie Pierce highlights less-visited but spectacular locations across the county for a stroll and a dip, including our own Rocky Valley. Times include swimming and a picnic. Only experienced swimmers should take on the swims referred to here. Poltesco and Cadgwith, the Lizard peninsula, south Cornwall Start/finish Ruan MinorDistance 3 […]

Ban on plastic straws, stirrers and plastic cotton buds comes into force on 1st October

The much awaited ban on supplying plastic straws and stirrers and plastic-stemmed cotton buds has finally come into force in England Thursday 1 October, marking yet another major step in the fight against single-use plastic waste to protect our environment and clean up our oceans. Just one month after ministers confirmed the single-use plastic bag charge […]