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Newquay Adventure Centre
Newquay Surfing Lessons - surfing, coasteering and scuba diving lessons. Newquay is the capital of Englands surfing population. West Coast Surfari at Watergate Bay. A1 Surf. Surfers unite for new record. The National Surfing Centre. Opposition for Newquay's artificial reef. A surf competition has been called at Newquay after huge waves are forecast off the north coast. A Cornish surfing champion is teaming up with the National Trust to collect the memories of Cornish surfers

relentless boardmasters
Relentless Boardmasters surf, skate and music festival in Newquay. Monday 6th August to Sunday 12th August 2007. Win tickets to the Rip Curl Boardmasters. Surf Relief Day 07 - free music and surf festival at Watergate Bay Cornwall 7th July 200

Extreme Academy

Extreme Academy extreme sports action and adventure at Watergate Bay Newquay. Cornwall paragliding. Women set new kite surfing record. Cornish kite surfer, former Gladiators champion Andreya Wharry, is aiming to beat the world record for the longest continuous kite surf. Aaron Hadlow kitesurfing in Cornwall Aaron Hadlow kitesurf in Cornwall. The Adventure Centre at Lusty Glaze Beach Newquay, providing thrilling adrenaline activities and high quality training and education. Shoreline Outdoor Pursuits in Bude Cornwall adventure courses, outdoor adventure courses, extreme sports

Fistral coup for Women's Surfing

Hibiscus a surf school for women only. Hibiscus is sponsored by Animal, and run by Newquay women, all of whom are qualified to British Surfing Association (BSA) approved Surf Instructors standard, First Aid at Work and are Beach Lifeguards. Sofia Mulanovich has won the fifth leg of the Women's World Surfing Championships, held in north Cornwall

surfing in Cornwall

Surfing Cornwall - surfing beaches in all areas of Cornwall. Learn to surf near Padstow. Surfers Against Sewage. Surfers clean up beach rubbish. Dolphin Surf School in Newquay. .watch a video by Ben Ridding talking about surfing a video by Ben Ridding talking about surfing. Sunset Surf shop in Gwithian Towans - Hayle. Cornwall Surfing Photographs. Two surfboards painted by artist Damien Hurst have been sold at auction for £59,000 in Newquay. Surf contest planned in Sri Lanka. An exhibition of Paul Nicholls surfing paintings called 'New Wave' has been on at the Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro. Novice surfers taught with signs. University-level course Surf Science and Technology is to be based on Lusty Glaze beach Newquay. £94,000 is being given to the Newquay-based British Surfing Association (BSA) to pay for a full-time coach. Freedom Surf is a pioneering disabled surfing project based at Fistral Beach in Newquay

the adventure centre at Lusty Glaze beach

the adventure centre at Lusty Glaze beach near Newquay in North Cornwall. Lusty Glaze is a privately owned beach and cove. cornwall college courses at Lusty Glaze beach

outdoor adventure

outdoor adventure is situated on the north Cornwall coast and has two Indian Moskoselkatan Tee-pees

Cornish Beaches

Cornish Beaches recommended beaches in Cornwall. View an interactive 360 degree panorama of Cornwall beaches. View photographs of Cornish beaches. Council considers beach dog ban. Bye-laws which ban dogs from 58 beaches in Cornwall come into force on Easter Sunday until the end of October 2006. Volunteers clean Cornish beaches. Praa Sands. West Cornwall beaches. Greenest beach cafe in Newquay. Beaches in Cornwall with disabled facilities. North Cornwall beaches. Mass rescue from Perranporth north Cornwall as a freak rip tide hits the beach. Three beaches in Cornwall are to have specially designed wheelchairs which can be pushed on sand from next summer 2006. Surfers clean up beach rubbish. First university-level course to be based on a beach. Police Community Support Officers who are also lifeguards will patrol Fistral and Perranporth throughout the summer. watch a BBC news story a BBC news story about the officers. Jellyfish warning to beachgoers. watch a BBC news story a BBC news story about the jellyfish

Surfers Against Sewage

Surfers against sewage campaign for clean, safe recreational waters, free from sewage effluents, toxic chemicals and nuclear waste. Using a solution based argument of viable and sustainable alternatives. Members of Surfers Against Sewage support plans for a wave farm off the South West coast of Cornwall. Surfers Against Sewage Ball 2005

Beach Activities

Beach Activities traction kites, kite surfing, buggy ATB, roller kites, bodyboarding, land speedsailing, mountain boarding, sandboarding, land yachting etc. Speedsailing at Gwithian.

The camel trail

The Camel Trail recommended bike trailcyclist's delight through some of Cornwall's beautiful countryside. 11 miles of disused railway beside the river camel linking the towns of Bodmin, Waderbridge and Padstow. The Cornish Way National Cycle Network routes. Work has started on digging through flood defences by the River Camel to restore a wetland habitat .watch a news story a news story about the wetland from the BBC

Cornwall walks

Cornwall Walks six walks through the acient parishes of Breage and Germoe. Neglect threatening the region's footpaths. Lightfoot unescorted walking holidays along the Cornish coastal path. Wheelchair access to scenic pathways in Cornwall. Cornwall walks. Walking in cornwall. The Ramblers in Cornwall. Ramblers have launched a campaign to help improve Cornwall's 6,000 public footpaths. Information on walks in Cornwall

The South West Coast  Path

The South West Coast Path - 2003 was the 25th Anniversary of the South West Coast Path. The path is more than 650 miles/1051km long and Britain's most popular National Trail. View photographs of the path. Contours walking holidays. Coastal erosion of the path causes concern. Boscastle flood shuts coast path. Picture postcard views of The South West Coast Path by A.H. Hawke of Helston. Padstow and South West Coast Path. Interactive Coastpath Map

harry safari guided history tours of Cornwall.' If you would like to get to know Cornwall, it's past, it's present or it's culture then have a chat with Harry'. Harry is involved with the Cornish music scene as a singer, songwriter and performer

Pixie Tours

Pixie Tours provides guided tours of Cornwall and the West Country to reach those places that most tourists fail to find









cycling in Cornwall
Cycling in Cornwall cycling routes including bike hire. Bikes banned on peak-time trains. Pedal Back The Years a scheme that provides guided cycle events on a number of beautiful cycle routes across Cornwall. Volunteers needed for cycle paths. British cycling museum in Camelford. Weekend cycling roadshows. Cycling Holidays in the West Country. encounter cornwall a family company based in the Fowey Valley offering cycling, canoeing and walking trips coast to coast across Cornwall. 5th May 2007 cyclists gathered in the town square in Falmouth for the towns first Critical Mass bike ride. A short documentary of a cyclist's commute from Truro to Falmouth. Sustrans Cornwall - sustainable transport charity. Triathlons in Cornwall - swim, bike and run events. The North Cornwall Tor. Truro’s cycling secrets unveiled in a new off road biking guide

Looe Valley Walking Festival

trails from the tracks self-guided walks from the scenic railway branch line trains in Devon and Cornwall. The rail ale trail in the Looe Valley line. The Looe Valley line, from Liskeard to Looe and the Tamar Valley line, from Plymouth to Gunnislake, have now been named as community rail routes

the Great Flate Lode Trail

Great Flat Lode trail is one of the three trails from the Mineral Tramways Network. The Great Flat Lode Trail is a circular trail around Carn Brea hill. It is a multi-use trail which is suitable for walking, cycling and horse riding. Stretching 7.5 miles through the historic landscape of Carn Brea, near Redruth. The other two trails are the Coast to Coast Trail and the Tresavean Trail. For the first time people will have access to privately-owned areas of the Tamar Valley in Devon and Cornwall with 60km of new trails and cycle paths. Work begins on new £400,000 Recreational Trail. A new £500,000 public trail has opened in St Austell. The Clay Trails of Cornwall. An off-road trail opens in Cornwall to provide a safe route for walkers and cyclists in Bodmin

bridge bike hire

Bike Hire the Camel trail Wadebridge.
Bissoe Tramways Cycle Hire in Cornwall

Laidback trailblazers

LaidBack Trailblazers offers Cornish coastal moorland and heritage walks. Lightfoot
unescorted walking holidays along the Cornish coastal path. Walking Holidays in the West Country. Nature southwest.

South  Cornwall coast path

South and North Cornwall Coastal Footpath East from Land's End to Cremyll near Torpoint, a distance of 155 miles (249km). East from Land's End to Marsland Mouth, near Bude, a distance of 141 miles (227 km). Information about walks in these areas and lots of pictures. The Walking Englishman the cornish coast path

public transport in cornwall

public transport in cornwall is a website providing full timetable information on all bus services operating in Cornwall as well as information on rail, coach, air and ferry services

Bus Walks

the cornwall centre of excellence to promote improved integration and co-ordination of all the different transport services.


cornwall buses - guide from Cornwall council. Western Greyhound buses. Roselyn Coaches Par, days out, local services and coach hire in Cornwall, UK and the continent. Local services to Trago Mills, Truro and Plymouth. A flexible bus service in Cornwall is celebrating carrying a record number of passengers. First Devon & Cornwall Ltd has bought Truronian buses. Solar power plan for bus shelter. Visitors urged to get on the bus

bus services in the Cornwall County council area

First devon and cornwall bus services including timetables. Public transport from Cornwall County Council

Car Free Days Out

Car Free Days Out these bus and train based days out will give you a great taste of the services available within Devon and Cornwall. Cornwall Car Share

Cornwall Classic Car Hire

Cornwall Classic Car Hire your favourite sports cars for hire. watch a film of an Austin A95 Westminster car touring Devon and Cornwall a 1957 British Pathe film starring an Austin A95 Westminster car touring Devon and Cornwall

Run to the Sun festival

Run to the Sun festival - the event, which started life as a meet for Volkswagen enthusiasts, has grown in popularity over recent years. Extra police for Run to the Sun 2006. This years event Friday 23th - Monday 26th May 2008, Trevelgue Holiday Park, Porth Newquay. Run to Sun 2008 success for police

Bird Spotting in Cornwall

Bird Spotting in Cornwall this resource guide offers an insight into locations to go twitching. One of the countryside's best-loved and noisiest birds is being tempted to Cornwall. The RSPB is stepping up a campaign to protect a rare bird that has survived in Cornwall but disappeared in Devon and Somerset. Cornwall Birding a site dedicated to Birds, Birders and Bird watching in Cornwall. Buntings breed again in Cornwall. watch a news video from the BBC about the buntings from the BBC a news video from the BBC about the buntings. Cornwall corn bunting recovery project. A hotel specifically catering for bird watchers is to be built in Cornwall

Golf in Cornwall

Golf in Cornwall

St Mellion International Golf Course

St Mellion International Golf Course is famous Cornish course designed by Jack Niklaus. Planners have approved a £100m revamp of St Mellion Golf and Country Club. watch a news story a news story about the golf course

Blue Badge" Tourist Guides
Cornwall Guides In addition to general guiding of coach and walking tours in and around Cornwall and Devon, Cornish Riviera Guides organise and lead all the highly successful themed walks for the annual Du Maurier Festival in Fowey. Alison's Tours qualified Cornish Blue Badge Guide based in Falmouth. Discover Cornwall with Vivienne Robinson









iwalk - 95 walks in North Cornwall (so far) which are free to print out or optionally available as guided walk apps for Android. They are effectively a "SatNav" for walking, describing when and what to do next, and giving you information about the local area as you walk around the route facebook

Cornwall Ski and Snowboard Centre

Cornwall Ski and Snowboard Centre is a purpose ski, snowboard and toboggan academy to be built near Newquay Cornwall. Planned opening is winter 2007. Winterpark comes to Lemon Quay, Truro this winter 2006. There will be skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing and snow-tubing right in the centre of Truro.

Adrenalin Quarry

Adrenalin Quarry is Cornwall's hottest attraction for 2009. Britain's longest, fastest Zip Wire and the unique flying experience of Hoverworld

Active-8 adventure activities

active-8 - holiday adventure activities in Cornwall. Experience Cornwall offers a range of adventure sports and activities to guests staying at our partner resorts in Cornwall and the South West

Hayle skate park

Hayle skate park - skaters and local people have lobbied for many years for a skateboard park after a twelve year old boy died while playing on a micro-scooter in Hayle. a small video of the Hayle skate park

St Agnes Boating,  Isles of Scilly

St Agnes Boating Isles of Scilly run the boating services for the island of St Agnes and provide services for both locals and tourists

Isles of Scilly travel

Isles of Scilly Travel travel to the islands using the unique services of Isles of Scilly Travel. Island Rover Coach Tours in the Isles of Scilly. Ferries and Boat Trips in Cornwall

an early postcard view of the King Harry Ferry

fal river trips brings together a whole range of experiences, attractions, walks and destinations with a unique and completely integrated transport network

River Fal Trips

enterprise boats the seasonal service that links Falmouth to Truro via the picturesque River Fal. The boat is now calling at Trelissick Gardens in Feock. Ferry operators in Cornwall are tempting chunky passengers to take part in stability tests on their vessels with free pasties and beer

Fowey to Mevagissey Passenger Ferry

Fowey to Mevagissey Passenger Ferry combine a visit to two of Cornwall’s most picturesque and contrasting ports with a return ferry trip across St Austell Bay between Fowey and Mevagissey

Local ferry services

King Harry Ferry operates between Feock near Truro and Philleigh on the Roseland. The King Harry Ferry has been running on the Fal Estuary for well over 100 years. The ferry crossing at Feock a tiny village in Cornwall is amongst the most picturesque in the world. New ferry to be built. New King Harry Ferry is launched

The Cremyll Ferry

The Cremyll Ferry takes foot passengers from Stonehouse in Plymouth to the eastern end of the Mount Edgcumbe Country Park. Calstock Ferry and Motor Launch

smugglers cottage

the cornish belle and the smugglers cottage boat trips on the Cornish Belle between Tolvern and Falmouth

orca sea-faris

orca sea-faris an interactive adventure embarking from Falmouth near the New National Maritime Museum Cornwall and touring the Cornish coast and creeks from The Lizard Peninsula in the South to Dodman Point in the East

Cornish pilot gigs

Cornish Pilot Gigs - the gigs were first built in the late 18th century to carry the 'pilot' out to ships waiting off the Cornish coast and later originated into a sport. Links to Cornish rowing a small film clip of gig racing a small film clip of gig racing. World Pilot Gig Championships 2007 held on the Isles of Scilly from 4 - 7 May 2007. watch a news  story of gig racing a BBC news story about the 18th World Gig Racing Championships on the Isles of Scilly. Gig rowing in Cornwall. The last gig to be built by a boat builder from Cornwall is launched at a special ceremony. watch a BBC news story about the ceremony a BBC news story about the ceremony

Helford river boats

Helford River Boats boat hire and ferry service on the beautiful Helford river. Working Sail are traditional boat builders and designers of classic wooden pilot cutters in the village of Gweek on the Helford river. The Helford Ferry which connects the North and South banks of the Helford River has been running continuously since the Middle Ages

harbour  information

Cornish Cruising based in Falmouth offer a wide range of accessible RYA Sail Training and Yacht chartering. Mounts Bay Lugger Association. Mylor Sailing School

Newquay airport

Newquay Airport is airport is situated approx 5 miles northeast of Newquay town centre. Air South West is the main airline operator at Newquay Airport. A Campaign is mounted to save Newquay Airport. Newquay Airport in line for £2.5 million revamp. New services launched by Air South West. Budget airline Ryanair have cut some flights to Newquay over the introduction of a £5 departure tax. watch a BBC news film about Newquay airport a BBC news story about the airport. Air Wales has said it is going to start a daily return service to Cork from Newquay Airport. The first flights between Cornwall and Scotland are to start from May 2006. Aer Arann to start Cork-Newquay service. Passengers will be able to fly directly from Newquay Airport to Zurich soon. New northern air routes to begin. A departure lounge at Newquay airport is set to be renamed after a BBC Radio 1 Disc Jockey. Newquay airport is a hit on BBC Radio One. Cornwall’s only civil owned airfield available for general aviation is Perranporth Airfield. Perranporth airfield originally built as a spitfire base in World War II for the RAF is put up for sale. New business routes from Cornwall. Land's End Airport. From Cornwall to Germany by air. Newquay airport is forced to close. Air passengers affected by Newquay Airport closure may be compensated

Helicopters To The Isles Of Scilly

Helicopters To The Isles Of Scilly British International operates helicopter passenger services from Penzance to the Isles of Scilly. Day trips, timetables and fares. A Sunday helicopter service between Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly will begin in November 2005. Helicopter rides over Cornwall from Truro airfield

Diving In Cornwall

Diving In Cornwall - the scuba diving centre based on the Lizard Peninsula was established over 18 years ago by one of the country’s leading instructors and instructor trainers. Retired Royal Navy vessel HMS Scylla became Europe's first artificial diving reef. watch a BBC news film of Scylla a BBC news film of the Scylla. watch scuba diving in Cornwall scuba diving in Cornwall









Port of Truro
port of truro sailing information. Mylor yacht harbour. View an interactive 360 degree panorama of Mylor Yatch Harbour. Useful weather links for boat owners

falmouth harbour

Falmouth Harbour a new research project is being launched to see if harbour porpoises are returning. boating cornwall. Cornwall and the south west tide tables. Falmouth Tall Ships

Fowey harbour

Fowey Harbour is situated on the south coast of Cornwall approximately halfway between Plymouth and Falmouth. Ports and harbours in Cornwall

Penzance harbour

Destination Southwest is an alliance between eight ports in Devon and Cornwall, Ilfracombe, Torbay, Dartmouth, Plymouth, Fowey, Falmouth, Penzance and the Isles of Scilly

Classic Sailing Holidays in Cornwall classic sailing holidays and RYA courses. yacht maitena web site of the schooner Maitena. Available for day charter and sail training. Sailing in cornwall. Fal Wooden Boat Hire

The last GWR broad gauge locomotive running from Paddington to Penzance

Cornwall's overnight sleeper rail service from Paddington to Penzance known as 'The Night Time Riviera' faces an uncertain future. watch a BBC news video a BBC news video. 2,000 people sign to save the sleeper train. First Group is bidding to retain the Greater Western franchise. watch a BBC video nation film about the Cornish night sleeper a 'save our sleeper train' short video film by Tim Naylor. The House of Commons sleeper rail services debate June 22nd 2005. The Bishop of Truro and the former Bank of England governor Eddie George, who lives near Bodmin are supporters of the overnight sleeper train to Cornwall. Andrew George Liberal Democrat MP for St Ives and the Isles of Scilly joined a delegation to London to protest about the Cornish Riviera sleeper's proposed cut. The Save Our Sleeper campaign group organised a public meeting at the Eden Project on Sunday 27 November 2005. Poet Murray Lachlan Young has re-worked W. H. Auden's poem 'Night Mail' as a tribute to the Paddington to Penzance sleeper train. St Ives MP Andrew George claims rail passengers are not getting the service they need. The overnight sleeper train between Penzance and London is to continue. Improved overnight rail services between London and the South West are to start running. The overnight sleeper train from London and Penzance is proving so successful, an extra carriage may be added. Night sleeper £2m service upgrade

National Rail Enquiries

first great western trains. Timetables and fares for Cornwall and the West Country. High speed train for the South West. Three South West railway lines are under threat of closure. Information on rail transport for people with mobility disabilities. Rail services in the South West are in line for changes, with some cuts while other routes are improved. The Riviera Project is a framework for the regeneration of Cornwall’s railway stations. Railways in Cornwall. A daily summer rail service direct from London to Newquay from First Great Western. High speed summer rail services from Manchester and Newcastle to Newquay

Train Branch Lines

Train Branch Lines the beautiful branch lines of Devon and Cornwall. This web site features a comprehensive guide to the network of services available throughout the South West of England, which include some of the most scenic railways in Britain. The Atlantic Coast Express, the "North Cornwall & Bude Express" ran from 1907, until 1964, as part of a publicity drive by Southern Railways. The Wadebridge story. Rail Holiday self-catering holiday accommodation in converted railway vehicles. The Looe Valley line, from Liskeard to Looe and the Tamar Valley line, from Plymouth to Gunnislake, have now been named as community rail routes. Par and China Clay Railways in Cornwall. Branch railway from St. Erth to St. Ives

The Lappa Valley Steam Railway

The Lappa Valley Steam Railway runs on one of the oldest railway trackbeds in Cornwall. Historic Railways in South East Cornwal. Camborne & Redruth Light Railways. The Liskeard Steam and Vintage Club. Boconnoc Steam and Vintage Rally July 20 - 22 2007

Bodmin and Wenford railway

Bodmin and Wenford Railway this railway is Cornwall's only standard gauge railway still operated by steam locomotives and the trains run through some delightful Cornish scenery. watch a short film of a Steam Train on the Bodmin Wenford Line a a short film of a steam train on the Bodmin Wenford Line. watch a short film about Roger James who is an engine driver on the Bodmin and Wenford steam railway a short film about Roger James who is an engine driver on the Bodmin and Wenford steam railway. The Royal Duchy steam train Penzance to Taunton - 16th April 2001.
Marazion railway station and Pullman coaches. Truro railway station

Launceston Steam Railway

Launceston Steam Railway links the town of Launceston to the hamlet of New Mills by an attractive railway running through the picturesque Valley of the river Kensey. Launceston Steam Railway's 25th anniversary. Camborne & Redruth Tramway, Illogan, Redruth. Camborne & Redruth Light Railways

Treasure Trails

Treasure Trails are quiz-based family walks. The Trails take people out and about exploring the local area by searching for the answers to a series of questions based on historical and factual evidence

The Cornish Pirates

cornwall sport rugby first appeared in Cornwall around 1870. Cornwall cricket. Cornwall sport from the BBC. biscovey football club. Cornwall football association. Plans for a new £7m football training complex for Truro City FC go on public display. Plans to build the stadium for Truro City Football Club are initially approved by councillors. penzance ladies football club. Cornwall Women's Football News. Two Cornish sports clubs team up in a bid to build a 16,000-seater stadium
Cornish wrestling
Cornish Wrestling a traditional Celtic sport. Wrestling was once a thriving and popular sport across Devon and Cornwall. In Devon traditional wrestling died out in the nineteenth century. Cornish wrestling still survives today. watch a 1926 film of Cornish wrestling from British Pathe a 1926 film of Cornish wrestling from British Pathe


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