Winter in Cornwall: what to see and do

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This is a special time when it feels you almost have Cornwall to yourself and there is a magical atomosphere with moorland tinged with sparkling frost and the coastline bathed in mid-winter sunshine.  Here’s some of the things we think are best about Cornwall at this time of year:

It doesn’t usually snow this far south and west, but during the winter, the moorland is often tinged with sparkling frost and the coastline bathed in mid-winter sunshine that illuminates the leafless trees and yellow gorse flowers.

This is a special time when it feels you almost have Cornwall to yourself. Wrap up well and brave the outside with a walk along the shore and nine times out of ten it’ll just be you, the sea and the sky. On the south coast’s misty inlets and river estuaries take a ferry from shore to shore and get a heron’s eye view the winter landscape while up on the north coast hunker down in the sand dunes and simply watch the sea whip up a swell and unleash its power as giant waves explode on the shore.  And to warm up, there’s nothing better than a steaming mug of hot chocolate in a beachside café or a pint in a friendly pub with a roaring fire and more than hearty food – just the thing to finish off a trek on the moor or a jaunt along the cliff path.

For more about Cornwall and the delights of the county in Winter visit HERE