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Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Ashes to Ashes ...2010

(Do you see what I did there...?)


Saturday, 25 December 2010

BALTIC...! Sennen Cove Christmas Swim 2010

Sennen Cove Christmas Swim 2010


Most travelled....Nic Cook...Melbourne, Australia

Most Blue....Nic Bliss,Chipppenham, England

Most White....Norman, Lower Treave

Oldest Swimmer on the Beach (and of which we are most proud)....Ken Cook, Coventry

Team Treave Swim 2010, Christmas, Sennen Cove


Thursday, 23 December 2010


'Hi. This is Sarah Palin. Is Senator Lieberman in?'

'No, Governor. He is in the synagogue. This is Yom Kippur.'

'Well, hello, Yom. Can I leave a message with you?'

Meanwhile....back in the UK we have a slightly less benign approach to our elected representatives... 

'It wasn't quite the same. M.P.s were a lot slower than foxes, but at least no-one complained!'


Wednesday, 22 December 2010


These pictures were taken by Paul in the cove earlier this week...whilst taking a break from mowing!

Latest readings from the Seven Stones Light Vessel gives a sea temperature of 9.9 deg C.

Forecast for Christmas Day....bright and cold! 


Thursday, 16 December 2010

This looks like a jolly day out....

...train up from Penzance to Looe...a day riding up and down the branch line visiting various excellent hostelries along the way ...home in time for tea and medals....Perfick!


Sunday, 12 December 2010


Here's a great programme with our local weather presenter David Braine. Superb photograhy and a really good explanation of the local weather.

David examines extreme weather. The South West enjoys milder, wilder and more varied weather than the rest of England. Parts of the region enjoy ideal growing conditions for subtropical plants, but the South West has also seen some of the country's worst weather disasters like the Boscastle and Lynmouth floods and the Fastnet Race tragedy.

South West people are keen weather watchers. The farming, fishing and tourist economies depend upon it. But which part of the nation's favourite holiday destination gets the best weather of all?

Available until 1:19PM Sun, 19 Dec 2010




Friday, 10 December 2010


The Christmas Lights at Mousehole.



This week's 'Spot The Difference' competition is provided by Mr S Mills of Stourbridge, Staffordshire.

If you want to make sure you're here at the right time of year, book on-line now on our on-line booking page

(Answer: There are 22 degrees of difference between the two pictures....all of them measured in centigrade!)


Thursday, 9 December 2010


Apparently it's snowing in the fixture has been reversed and they are coming to the tropical climes of Penzance....!

Have a safe journey Currie. From one end of the country to the other...the ultimate take-away!


LOWER TREAVE 2010 - A Year In Pictures

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Friday, 3 December 2010


The tower just to the left of the sun is St Buryan Church. Taken at 8a(Em) this morning.


Thursday, 2 December 2010


Lower Treave's bid to hold the Winter Olympics in 2086 receives a welcome boost!

11cm of snow fell today...not much compared with what the rest of the country has had to put up with ...but quite unusual here. The strange thing is, go just a little east of Penzance and there is nothing!

We will be open for the spring..when these images will be a distant memory. So if you're stuck indoors waiting for the snowploughs to get through, why not sort out your holiday can do it all on-line here

Anyway, chin up...only 22 training days to go before the Sennen Cove Christmas Day's a reminder from last year...

Pete, Nicky, Julie, Norman, Nic - Sennen, Xmas 2009

...just looking at it sends a shiver up the spine. This year I will be training mostly with Lamb's Navy!

Wrap up warm!


Wednesday, 1 December 2010





Wednesday, 17 November 2010


Thanks to all those who have rung this morning to enquire if the Ark was completed on time. Cornwall did get a bit of a lashing last night, but I am looking out of the window on a beautiful sunny morning, the grass is drying out nicely and there may be the chance of a bit of mowing later this afternoon.

However, we did have one 'incident' last week when a little wind blew through and took out one of the big trees in our own garden.

The casualty managed to land just between the deck and the pond so no major damage was done.

And look on the bright side...we've got enough fuel to keep the chiminea going for several centuries and we now do a rather nice line in Jamie Oliver 'stylee' wooden platters!


Friday, 5 November 2010

Cornwall Named Top UK Holiday Destination!

Cornwall has once again fought off competition from across the country to be crowned ‘Best UK Holiday County or Region’ in the British Travel Awards (on Thursday 4th November) for the second year running.

The county attracted the lion’s share of the public vote outshining neighbour, Devon, which along with Cumbria in the Lake District, was announced as a runner-up. This marked an impressive double award win for Cornwall as St Ives was also named ‘Best UK Seaside Town’.

Over 220,000 people voted in this years British Travel Awards which boast over seventy categories and span every type of holiday experience, making them the largest awards programme in the UK. They are widely referred to as the “Oscars” of the travel industry and are the most recognisable and sought-after accolades in the sector.

Malcom Bell, Head of Tourism at VisitCornwall, the Cornwall Development Company tourism service for the county, collected the Awards on behalf of Cornwall and St Ives at the glittering ceremony which was held at Battersea Evolution in Battersea Park, South West London: 'I am immensely proud to accept these Awards for Cornwall and St Ives. To win at both county and town level is a huge achievement and the fact that the Awards are based on public opinion make them even more significant.'



Well Green actually....

Guests throughout the summer have been reporting sitings of the Green Woodpecker....but until yesterday, I hadn't seen it. However, I was just sitting in the office, glanced out of the window and there it was, perched on a palm. Unfortunately, a mad scramble for the camera just produced a picture of the you'll have to make do with an 'artists impression'....but that is my mission for the winter...a picture of 'Woody'.

If you have any interesting pictures of the wildlife at Lower Treave that you'd like to see on the blog then email them in.


Thursday, 28 October 2010


Similar to the 'spy training' that Rudyard Kipling described in his novel 'Kim' and beloved of Cub Scouts everywhere.

'The Scoutmaster should collect on a tray a number of articles - knives, spoons, pencil, pen, stones, book and so on - not more than about fifteen for the first few games, and cover the whole over with a cloth. He then makes the others sit round, where they can see the tray, and uncovers it for one minute. Then each of them must make a list on a piece of paper of all the articles he can remember… The one who remembers most wins the game.'

Scouting Games - Robert Baden-Powell

PS These 'articles' were all collected by Paul from out of the Lower Treave hedgerows last Saturday...and the picture is of B-P...not PM in Director Estates and Wildlife full dress uniform!



Just published on the website, all the prices and dates for next year.

Go to for details and to book on-line!

See you in the summer!


Wednesday, 27 October 2010


Lot of people making bookings for next year at the we have done our sums, tried to second-guess the Chancellor and the energy markets, factored in the VAT increase, stuck a finger in the wind and come up with some prices.

These are now in the 'on-line' booking system, so you can go straight to that and make your booking here

or send us an email with your dates and details and we will do it for you

or give us a call on 01736 810559 and we can do it on the phone.

We will be contacting those of you that already have a provisional booking to confirm details and deposits in the near future.

We open for the 2011 season on Saturday 16 April ( the week before Easter) and close on Saturday 29 October.

Are you going to Lower Treave in 2011?

The Chancellor forecasts an early booking will avoid disappointing long-term results! 


Tuesday, 19 October 2010


From all at Lower Treave!

(PS...does anybody know when Sue Barker's birthday really is?)


Friday, 8 October 2010


Lighter Later is campaigning to get the clocks moved forward by one hour so that it stays lighter for longer in the evenings.

That means an average of 55 minutes of extra usable sunlight each day - whether you're playing sports, enjoying extra time in the pub's beer garden, or simply getting some valuable vitamin D from the sun's rays.

By moving Britain's clocks forward by one hour throughout the year, research shows that it would cut at least half a million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions every year, save lives on our roads and give a boost to sport, leisure and domestic tourism.

Changing our clocks so that we are awake for more of the time that the sun is out is a no-brainer. So why not join the campaign and the thousands of other supporters at

Add your voice to the millions calling for lighter, safer and happier evenings.



Planning next year's visit to Cornwall....why not see what's on whilst you're here...better still, plan your trip  around a particular event and have some great days out!

27th April – 2nd May
Cornwall International Male Voice
Choral Festival, Truro

30th April
Trevithick Day, Camborne

2nd May
Padstow May Day

7th May
Helston Flora Day

12th – 21st May (TBC)
Daphne du Maurier Festival, Fowey

27th May – 5th June
Fal River Festival, Falmouth, Truro, Roseland

27th – 30th May
Run to the Sun Festival

3rd – 5th June
Looe Lugger Festival

9th June
Royal Cornwall Show, Wadebridge

17th – 19th June
Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival

25th – 26th June
Golowan Festival, Penzance

1st – 16th July
Lafrowda Festival, St Just

11th July
Stithians Show

21st – 24th July
Port Eliot Festival, Port Eliot, St Germans

22nd – 24th July
Boconnoc Steam Fair, Lostwithiel

6th – 14th August
Henri-Lloyd Falmouth Week

19th – 21st August
West of England Steam Rally, Stithians

27th August – 2nd September
Bude Jazz Festival

29th August
Newlyn Fish Festival

Keep an eye on for the English Open at St Mellion International Resort and for RNAS Culdrose Air day in Helston– both dates to be confirmed.

For further events visit


Wednesday, 29 September 2010


Staff of K&S Chip Van Security Systems  conduct covert operations training. Here they are disguised as a 'three-legged umbrella with bicycle distraction'.

(Motto: The Queue Starts Here)


Saturday, 25 September 2010


Sadly, we have seen the last of the chip van for this season. They are going to have their long winter sleep!

Thanks to Amanda and her crew for manning the fryers...and to Ken and Seb of K&S Chip Van Security Systems.

Good news...they will be back next Easter, visiting the site on a couple of evenings each week... a very good reason to get on that diet over the winter to allow for a little holiday treat.

Remember....'The queue starts here'.

K&S Chip Van Security Systems are ready to welcome you!

(I see Ken's been working out!)


Wednesday, 22 September 2010


Some great shots of the park from guest Terry Walsh.

... sometimes when you're here all the time you just don't see this stuff. Brilliant!



... Size 10 ... if so, please contact:

Lost Property
Lower Treave Caravan and Camping Park
TR19 6HZ

... with winter coming on, we don't want you walking around in your bare feet!


Saturday, 18 September 2010


For the fourth year running, Lower Treave has been awarded a Gold in the David Bellamy Conservation Award Scheme ...and with wildlife like this around it's not surprising!

Many thanks to all who help make our participation in this scheme so worthwhile, not least Paul, who not only creates an environment in which the wildlife can thrive and which guests enjoy so much, but then captures it on camera for us all to enjoy. tigers were harmed in the winning of this award!


Friday, 10 September 2010

920 TO GO!

Graham Stayner and two friends from Blandford are leaving Lower Treave this morning bound for John O' Groats in nine days and plan to raise £2000 for charity.

They would greatly appreciate any donation.

You can donate online:

Or send any donations to:

Graham Stayner
5 Elizabeth Rd
Blandford Forum
DT11 7NJ

Every penny of each donation goes directly to the charity and gift aid can be added to any tax payer’s donation. Thank you.


Sunday, 5 September 2010


...well two winners actually. After a board of enquiry, it has been difficult to establish who exactly was in the British Library becoming the 10,000th reader of the blog....

So we are awarding two prizes...look out on your doorsteps J and D for the arrival of the 2011 'Wild Cornwall Calendar'. Lower Treave features in March with a great picture of local beach Pednvounder.




If you want an inspirational Sunday morning it is....

Well done Ben.


Friday, 27 August 2010


Lands End - John O' Groats - Lands End ...on a bike...5 Days 21 Hours(ish)!

Ben crosses the finishing line in a Cornish dawn congratulated by supporters and a crowd of well-wishers.

Emotional moments as the scale of the achievement is realised.

Time to reflect.

It says it all.

The last time I stayed up all night to see something like this, Neil Armstrong said something about small steps and giant leaps....well this was one hell of a bike ride and rockets were involved on both occasions!

Well done Ben and all of the support team.