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I'm Rachel, editor of Muddy Cornwall, here to bring you the quirky, cool and downright unmissable in the area.

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Gotta Have It

Booked a campsite slot, but have no idea what you’re doing? Don’t worry, we've found the kit that will see you through, from enamelware for Pimms to the ultimate mattress.

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The most awesome lifestyle businesses across 25 counties will be announced 29th July.

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  • Top TV: what to watch this week

    Top TV: what to watch this week

    Looks like we’re back to nonstop rain — but with telly this good, who cares? Catch a star-studded who-dunnit, a big-budget adventure film, and more out this week.

    • Escape the heat: this week’s best TV

      Escape the heat: this week’s best TV

      Sometimes, when the mercury is pushing 30 degrees, the only thing to do is open all the windows, shut the curtains, draw yourself a long, cool drink and shelter in-living room. Here’s what to watch while you do it.

    • No sport here! What’s on telly this week

      No sport here! What’s on telly this week

      The football is over so - finally - you can push your menfolk off the sofa and reclaim the television. Set them to work on the garden, pour yourself a glass and settle down for the evening.

Little Black Book

Want to support local? Our curated pick of the most creative, unique and brilliant businesses near you.

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  • 7 oar-some spots to SUP and kayak in Cornwall

    7 oar-some spots to SUP and kayak in Cornwall

    When it’s this hot there’s only one thing for it – get on the water. Here’s our pick of family-friendly places to paddle, plus options on watersports hire and picnic pitstops.

    • Best beaches in the South & South West

      Best beaches in the South & South West

      Heading to the south-west for the summer, or staying local and looking for some day trip ideas? Then you'll be needing our guide to the 18 best beaches including the inside line on the best activities, foodie joints and sundowner spots.

    • The Muddy Insider Guide to Cornwall

      The Muddy Insider Guide to Cornwall

      Planning to staycay this summer? Our curated guide to Cornwall is packed with our in-the-know tips and up to date openings. Just add flipflops and sunshine.

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  • What’s on September in Cornwall


  • Prettiest of coffee venues — I’m not sure how anyone gets any work done though (swipe to see the view behind) including Restormel Castle in the distance 🏰
  • Evening dip to wash away a long week 🏊🏻‍♀️🌊🌕 sadly had to abandon our full moon swim on Saturday as too many compass jellyfish … most down here don’t sting but those ones do.
  • Namaste! Share the love, good vibes and positivity by voting for your favourite Yoga/ Pilates Instructor in the #MuddyAwards2021 Finals - did we mention voting closes at 5pm TODAY?! 🏆
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  • Another oar-some place to kayak and SUP… see the rest at the link in profile — and if you want more, Muddy Little Black Book business @discoverthesouthwest have some great guides as well as places to stay nearby 🚣🏻‍♂️☀️
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  • Rent your clothes like Carrie!

    Rent your clothes like Carrie!

    Ethical, eco and everywhere – with Carrie Symonds showing us how to work a sustainable wardrobe, here’s where you can rewear, repair and renew your clothes in style.

    • Best swimwear for 2021

      Best swimwear for 2021

      Nothing says summer like new swimwear. Who cares if it's the Med or the back garden, it's time to splash out. Whether it's eco, floral, striped, shaping, nautical or sporty, we've found your perfect bikini or swimsuit.

    • Sunglasses to suit your face shape

      Sunglasses to suit your face shape

      The weather's perked up - time for new sunnies! We have you covered with our guide to the hottest frames to suit your face shape this summer.  Just don't sit on them. 

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  • My fave places: Phillipa Ashley

    My fave places: Phillipa Ashley

    The Sunday Times bestselling author Phillipa Ashley’s latest Cornish novel is set in the fictional Falford – based on the beautiful Fal estuary. But where else has inspired her? We nabbed the lowdown on Phillipa’s fave places in Cornwall.

    • Muddy Meets: Lorraine Candy

      Muddy Meets: Lorraine Candy

      “All teenage girls think their mums are a bit rubbish”. Journalist and now author, Lorraine Candy gives a pep talk to Muddy about being a mother of dragons, fighting the inevitable descent into middle age and where she seeks out first when she comes home to Cornwall.

    • Fiona Golfar – My Cornwall

      Fiona Golfar – My Cornwall

      Journalist and founder of The Little Shop at Fowey Hall Hotel, Fiona Golfar has been discovering Cornwall's secret places for the past twenty years - but where has stood the test of time?

School Reviews

Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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Weekend Escapes

Making plans? Find your perfect Pub, Inn, Hotel, Café, Restaurant or Bar across the Muddy counties.

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Best Places to Live 2020

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Little Black Book

Our A-Z of the grooviest local businesses to help make your life easier

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