Exploring Zennor in West Penwith

West Penwith is a sparsely populated part of Cornwall and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. West Penwith includes all of the places along the coastline in the far west of Cornwall, from St Ives all the way down to Mousehole. The landscape is rugged here with high jagged cliffs, rocky moorland and narrow lanes…

Secret coves in Cornwall: Cot Valley

Blink and you’ll miss the sign post to Cot Valley when driving through the Cornish town of St Just. Cot Valley is one of the secret coves in Cornwall that I’ve recently discovered. Once you’ve spotted the turning, be prepared to drive down a long winding lane, between wild hedgerows. There are only a couple…

How to spot a Cornish person

Have you ever wondered how to tell if someone is Cornish? Cornish people are a rare breed. Apparently to qualify as proper Cornish, your family must have been born in Cornwall for at least two generations – on both parents’ sides! So how can you spot a Cornish person? If you’ve ever been on holiday…