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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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Muddy Awards 2022

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Travel

  • 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.

    • Muddy Reviews: St. Mellion Estate, Nr Saltash

      Muddy Reviews: St. Mellion Estate, Nr Saltash

      A hidden gem tucked away on Cornwall’s south-east coast, St. Mellion Estate offers peaceful countryside self-catering holiday cottages, a beautifully situated contemporary hotel, and two championship golf courses. Muddy checked in.

    • Bilbao, Mykonos or Naples? Disney cruises into Europe

      Bilbao, Mykonos or Naples? Disney cruises into Europe

      Thought Disney Cruise Line was all about Miami, Florida and the Bahamas? Here are the coolest destinations for 2023 – and our insider tips on how to maximise the fun while you’re in port.

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  • 7 of the best bistro sets to buy now

    7 of the best bistro sets to buy now

    The faintest whiff of summer sun and you’ll find us out in the garden, chilled spritz in hand. And to sit at? One of these seven totally chic bistro sets, darling!

    • How to nail the perfect picnic

      How to nail the perfect picnic

      The sun’s out – quick, grab the wicker basket! If you’re partial to a picnic (I mean, who isn’t?) here’s some inspo on how to pimp up your al fresco feast – including £500 of free Ocado deliveries (well hello M&S Deli range).

    • 10 of the prettiest gin bottles to add to your shelf

      10 of the prettiest gin bottles to add to your shelf

      It’s World Gin Day on 11 June, so what better way to celebrate than by picking up a bottle of the good stuff? Here are some that’ll look as good on your shelf as they taste in your G&T…

  • Wellbeing

    • 6 ways to get the best sleep you’ve ever had

      6 ways to get the best sleep you’ve ever had

      Do you struggle to snooze? We’ve nobbled the pros at Healthily for the latest scientific thinking on how to conquer insomnia. Cue, walnuts, pink noise – and orgasms.

    • WIN £3,000 cash for your business!

      WIN £3,000 cash for your business!

      To celebrate this year’s Muddy Awards, our national sponsor Healthily is giving away a life-changing £3k cash injection to boost one company’s health & wellbeing. Click to enter now!

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  • Happy solstice ☀️(pic sadly not today, this is last year enjoying an evening swim at @hotelmeudon — this year I’m still desk bound presently getting ready to announce the #muddyawards2022 winners later today!)
  • A hidden gem tucked away on Cornwall's south-east coast @stmellionestateuk offers peaceful countryside self-catering holiday cottages, a beautifully situated contemporary hotel, and two championship golf courses - but it’s not just for golfers, it makes a great place from which to explore the Duchy’s south-east corner. Head to our link in bio to find out what I thought when we checked in, plus, win a weekend escape to try it for yourself 🏌️‍♀️🏊🏻‍♀️☀️🥾
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#weekendescapes #muddyhotelreview #golfstayandplay #ramehead #southeastcornwall #cornishcountryside #muddycornwall
  • Such a fab venue and so good to be listening to live music again - If you’re going tonight you’re in for a treat (I’d go again if I could) 
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@edensessionsofficial @edenprojectcornwall @nineinchnails and @nitzer_ebb_produkt
  • West Penwith looking just glorious this morning - I’ve been busy counting the muddy award winners ready for announcement next week so thanks to my holidaying friend for this beautiful enticing path pic 🏊🏻‍♀️🌊☀️ #swcoastpath #cornwall #seaviewpath

Fashion

People

  • Can these 7 celebs pull off a moustache?

    Can these 7 celebs pull off a moustache?

    It takes a certain kind of man to pull off a moustache, and Miles Teller’s Rooster in the new Top Gun has got our surprised seal of approval. Time for a game: TO ‘TACHE, OR NOT TO ‘TACHE? Let us know if you agree in the comments!

    • Muddy Meets: Rhiannon Bailey, RB Fitness

      Muddy Meets: Rhiannon Bailey, RB Fitness

      Fitness Instructor Rhiannon Bailey runs Muddy Cornwall through her empowering postnatal fitness and exercise classes, fuelled by her passion for women’s health and desire to break down previously taboo barriers to help new (and not so new) mums.

    • Muddy Meets: Laura Chesterfield, The Lost Gardens of Heligan

      Muddy Meets: Laura Chesterfield, The Lost Gardens of Heligan

      Head of Garden Experience at the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Laura Chesterfield tells Muddy Cornwall how she uses her previous experiences of encountering discrimination to ensure Heligan is a workplace of equality.

    • Muddy Meets: Helen Venus, Wild Rambling

      Muddy Meets: Helen Venus, Wild Rambling

      Breaking down bias isn’t just reserved for the board room – Helen Venus walks Muddy Cornwall through why her guided rambling holidays are empowering women and breaking stereotypes of what outdoor trips should look like.

    • Muddy Meets: Cat Gibbard, Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange

      Muddy Meets: Cat Gibbard, Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange

      Programme Curator at Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange in Penzance, Cat Gibbard paints the view for Muddy Cornwall as to how galleries are breaking biases and working in partnership to deliver creative inspiration.

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