The Cornish Countryside
Now I’m a proud Devonian by nature – I love where I live and I feel pretty stoked to have grown up with clean air, green grass and beautiful beaches on my doorstep. Heaps of people I’ve met on my travels have no idea where I actually live (despite the fact I’ve narrowed it down to the second biggest county in the UK!) and a lot of international travellers I’ve met within the UK don’t either.
For my this is a massive shame – the South West is beautiful and I think it sucks for them that their impression of the UK is based upon the smoggy mess that is London or one of the other major cities they tend to head too.
Hell I’d even prefer that they bypassed Devon (or more accurately passed through) and headed to the neighbouring county of Cornwall!
As a Devonian I immediately jump to stereotyping the Cornish. They did steal our pasty after all!
But it’s merely a friendly rivalry and I love jumping over the border to explore Cornwall from time to time – there is heaps to do!
So why not head down the M5, branch out onto the A30 and take your pick from a few of these Cornish treats?!
- Enjoy the art scene of St Ives at the Tate
- Surf on the gorgeous waves of Newquay and the surrounding beaches
- Sink some ice cold pints of Rattlers or Skinners Ale
- Get back to nature with a trip to the Eden Project
- Follow the road until it finished at Lands End
- Explore the outdoor beauty on Bodmin Moor
- Turn off the GPS, get lost and find an epic country pub to relax in!
And there’s heaps more, so if you’re from overseas get yourself a National Express Bus ticket or jump on the train down to my end of the world – or if you’re from the UK book yourself a stay cation.
…just do me one favour please….for the love of all things sane DON’T tow a caravan down!
I hate getting stuck behind those things on the way to the coast for a surf!