The Urban Guide to the Countryside
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Category: walks

Muddy beach walk Hannafore to St George’s Island

16 Sep 2016

I know I’ve set the bar high for wow factor walks – but I think you’ll agree I’ve out done myself (smugness overload) on this recommendation! How about a submarine walk from Hannafore in Looe to St George’s Island? Yes, I did say submarine. Ok, ok the only bit sous-la mer  is likely to be your knees (at the deepest points),  so you’re a shorty like me, welly boots aren’t going to make a jot of difference.

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Muddy pub walks: Luxulyan Valley

19 Jun 2016

If you like a bit of wow-factor on your walks, you’ll be pushed to find a place with more ooooh than the Luxulyan Valley between the villages of Luxulyan and St Blazey. No coastal views on this one, but history buffs will love it. This walk takes in ancient woodland and the stunning Treffry’s Viaduct. The viaduct also doubled as an aquaduct with a water channel under the railway track back in the day. But enough of the history lesson. 

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Adventure in the post – and just in time for Father’s Day

18 May 2016

Forget the socks, chocs and mugs this Father’s Day – hows about giving pops something a bit wild? Nope you naughty lot, I don’t mean taking him to a salubrious club – I mean inspiring a bit of adventure. We certainly have the scenery for it here.

Wild Inspiration gift boxes are the love child of Belinda Kirk – Guinness World Record holder (for rowing around the UK in a row boat!) and her business partner, entrepreneur Juliette Harris.

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what’s on guide Thurs 14 – Wed 20 Apr

12 Apr 2016

Penryn Picture house, Temperance Hall, Penryn, Thurs 14 Apr

Pop-up cinema fun with Penryn Picture House on Thursday: A hot hot hot three-part evening of live Venezuelan music from Juan Graterol y su Conjunto Gozón, organic freshly-made veg kebabs from Shellfish Pig and a screening of the brilliant and award-winning Wim Wenders documentary of the re-forming of the Buena Vista Social Club by Ry Cooder. 

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Muddy pub walks: Crackington Haven to The Stranglers (and back!)

8 Apr 2016

Never trust a man with a secret walks book in his possession – that was mistake one (of many). My second mistake was not checking the selected secret walk before we set off. If is says moderate, its lying. Back in February, we took Mr MC’s shiny new adventure book on a jaunt to the north coast. I’ve only just recovered enough to tell you about it. This is a walk that certainly tightens the saggy muddy buttocks.

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What’s on guide Thurs 7 – Wed 13 Apr

7 Apr 2016

Oliver! Minack Theatre, Porthcurno Thurs 7 Apr

One of the most successful British musicals of all time comes to Cornwalls most stunning theatre.  With a sensational score that includes such classics as ‘Food Glorious Food’, ‘As Long As He Needs Me’, ‘Where Is Love?’ and ‘Consider Ourselves’, this is the perfect family musical singalong.

£9-11.50 (adult) £5-6 (child) 2pm and 7:30pm  The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, Penzance TR19 6JU T: 01736 810181


Flambards Bush Tucker Trials, Helston Fri 8 Apr

Round of your holiday with Helstons answer to I’m a celeb – Join Ferdie the Fox at Flambard’s very own Bush Tucker Trial – are you brave enough to eat a barbequed bamboo worm?  

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Muddy pub walks: Rilla Mill to Stara Bridge (and back)

24 Mar 2016

I know I’m lucky to live in this part of the world, but when its a toss up between 70 mile an hour winds and driving rain or my delicious sofa, I need a bit of incentivizing to get out and see it. Pub at the end you say? Pass me me boots says I.

The village of Rilla Mill is a popular meet-up for walkers as it sits just on the edge of Bodmin Moor in the Lynher Valley.

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What’s on guide Easter week Thurs 24 – Wed 30 Mar

23 Mar 2016

Huzzah for the end of term! No more uniforms to iron and sports kits to disinfect. For 3 weeks atleast.

To see you through the wilderness of the Easter hols, the what’s on guides will be pumped up on chocolately goodness. Rather than give you one mind blowing guide, it’ll be usual weekly format, but there’ll be a split of activities to tire out the kids and adults so you should be able to find something you enjoy.

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Easter egg egggggstravagansa! We’re going on an egg hunt

23 Mar 2016

Mudlets chomping at the bit for chocolate? Here’s a list of 25 eggciting egg hunts in the region!

The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan, St.Austell, Cornwall, PL26 6EN T: 01726 845100 E:

10am – 5pm

Family ticket £35

Let the Great EMU Egg Hunt commence! This Easter come and be an Emu Egg explorer, look high and low throughout the Northern Gardens and the Pleasure Grounds to see if you can spot the hidden turquoise Emu Eggs.

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What’s on guide: Thurs 17 – Wed 23 Mar

16 Mar 2016

Pintxo opening night, Fowey Thur 17 Mar

What Fowey needs is a tapas bar right? Your wish is my command. Ok, well I can’t take any of the credit, obvs, that’s 100% down to Chris Williams and Melissa Love who bring you Fowey’s newest place to eat drink and be merry – Pintxo and it’s opening tonight for sangria, vinos, cervazas and tapas finas.

Give it a go and let me know what you think.

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