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Saturday, 31 December 2011

bras monkey weather

Sorry to hear La Senza is struggling.

Annoyed by BBC News 24 Tim Willcox interview on chimp communication.

Dull, mild, breezy.


Friday, 30 December 2011

ON THE FIFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS... truelove made for me.

Five Turkey Pies!

Four pints of soup,

Three sloe gins,

Two bacon rolls,

And a small glass of Andrew's Liver Salts!

My favourite time of Christmas...leftovers!


Wednesday, 28 December 2011


Great new aerial pictures from Visit Cornwall

...and more great shots of the rest of Cornwall here...

Cornwall - a bird's eye view

South Cornwall - a bird’s eye view

North Cornwall - a bird’s eye view


Sunday, 25 December 2011


Sennen Cove, Christmas Day, 2011

(Air Temp 11.8 deg C, Sea Temp 11.6 deg C, Wind Speed 27 Knots, Wave Height 2.9 Metres, No sharks)

Positively balmy (barmy?) !


Tuesday, 20 December 2011


No...not another gloomy Euro prediction from Robert Peston!

Just had a look back through the stats for the website and saw this interesting trend. Once Christmas is over there is a mad rush to book up summer holidays! Even before the turkey has hit the soup pot, people are making their plans for the summer and predictions are that this is going to be a great one in Cornwall. We can't promise brilliant weather, but it will be pleasant enough. We can guarantee that the Cornish Pound won't be having a wobble on the fact you can even use your British Pounds. No queues at the airport and the border police are pretty relaxed about the whole passport thing.

We've still got a few places left for go on, have a holiday in Cornwall this know it makes sense.

Cornwall...just far enough away to be an adventure...close enough to feel like home!


Friday, 16 December 2011


I will be putting together the annual review of the site in pictures and music soon (see last year's effort below, right). If you have got a favourite picture and you'd like to see it featured then please drop us an email...please bear in mind we are a 'family site'...but that said, here is my favourite of the year....look away now if you are easily discombobulated!

Don't ask...!


Monday, 12 December 2011


tripadviser has just surveyed travellers in the United Kingdom to find out which ammenities matter most and an amazing 80% said FREE WI-FI!

(PS...we have free wi-fi at Lower Treave)


Wednesday, 7 December 2011


Killer whales have been seen off a headland in north Cornwall, a naturalist has reported. Dom Clarke, 25, saw what he believed was a mother and calf about 100m off Trevose Head, near Padstow.

Mr Clarke saw the whales on 26 November while walking his dog. He said he was "amazed" with his find.

A spokesperson from Cornwall Wildlife Trust said the species was an "occasional visitor" although it was not reported every year. They confirmed there had been a few reported sightings of killer whales off Cornwall this autumn.

Killer whales are also known as orcas, can grow up to 32ft (9.7m) in length and weigh up to nine tonnes. They are mainly found around Iceland, Norway and northern Scotland, but occasionally seen as far south as the Atlantic coasts of Spain and Portugal.

Have you got an excuse for not swimming on Christmas Day yet?

An artists impression of what this year's swim could be like!


Saturday, 3 December 2011


No, not a new species to be reported to David Bellamy.

Its something to do with the buttony things on the right....if you're under 40 you probably know what I'm talking about.... if you're over 40 just press one and lets see what happens!

There we that wasn't too painful was it?

Be very afraid! The widgets will get you!



Coming round to the favourite time of year for me and Director Estates and Wildlife.

Next weekend we'll be off to the Portreath Garden Machinery Winter Opening Day.

Chance to get the chainsaws checked over and sharpened, grab a mince pie, drool over the latest tractor mowers....but more importantly get our wives the Christmas presents of their dreams.

Last year I bought her a powered scarifier, the year before a log splitter, and the year before that a chainsaw! You should have seen her little face on Christrmas Day morning when she opened her presents.

Can't wait for her birthday when I've got a new winch for the truck ordered up.

Merry Christmas everyone!


Friday, 11 November 2011

They shall grow not old...

...we will remember them.


Thursday, 3 November 2011

Fungus...the bogeymen!

Anyone recognise them....?

If they're rare and valuable...I'm going to be very, very rich...

...or very, very poorly!


1 DOWN (6,4,5,7)

Correspondence arrives biblical royal with beautiful short French-English aviatrix.

(Solution: Letter from David Bell(e)Amy)


Tuesday, 1 November 2011


A piece in the news recently caught my eye about the increasing number of electric vehicle charging points which are springing up around the country....and you may wonder why that has any relevance to Lower Treave!

Well, we have just had the electricity bill for the summer....and we buy all of our electricity from Ecotricity who are using their profits to install their charging points...and they are coming closer and closer to Cornwall.

Following the success of the first John O' Groats to Lands End run by the brilliant Tesla of Kevin Sharpe, Ecotricity founder Vince Dale, who plans to drive from Land's End to John O'Groats in his Nemesis electric sportscar using the points, explained that making it possible to drive between cities for the first time could spark increased demand for electric cars.

"It's often said that one of the reasons more people don't buy electric cars is because of a lack of charging facilities, while the reason more charging facilities aren't built is because not enough people are buying electric cars. Classic chicken and egg stuff," he said in a statement.

We have just returned from a few days in Cadiz....and guess what?...

...they're everywhere! Sorry about the was taken from a moving bus.


Monday, 31 October 2011

2012 Dates and Tariff...a sneaky preview for Blogwall Bugle readers!

Later this week we'll be publishing our Tariff for 2012 ...but being loyal Blog readers you get a sneak preview. As with every year, we have to project forward into the unknown and try and second guess energy prices, rates increases, VAT changes, the cost of soap and toilet paper and a whole load of other stuff which factors into the price you pay for your holiday. Then we have to look around and make sure we are competitive in an increasingly tight market. And finally, we have to have a gut-feeling from seventeen years in the business that this is about the right price for what we are offering. The Retail Price Index (RPI) has sat at around 5.1% for a little while now and our prices generally reflect an increase of just under 5% on the year. This means that in high season, a family of four can get a large electric hook-up pitch for £29 a charge for showers, free wi-fi and as much grass as your guinea pigs can eat (there is still no fee for guinea pigs, one family will be pleased to hear).

So here it is.....

Lower Treave Tariff 2012 -

Hope that's worked! You can expand to look at it by clicking the cross of arrows.

The on-line booking service will be down on Thursday morning whilst we upload all the dates and prices and then from the afternoon of 3 November you will be able to check availability, prices, make bookings and pay deposits on-line. The website will also be updated then.

Those of you that have provisional reservations with us for 2012 will be contacted next week asking you to confirm bookings and pay deposits.

Thank you for your custom in 2011, we hope to see you again in 2012.



Thursday, 27 October 2011

Going Bellamy!

'Dear BH&HPA Member,

We are delighted to advise you that Professor Bellamy has awarded Lower Treave Caravan & Camping Park the Gold accolade.'

Now that's worth shouting about. Many thanks to all of you who take an interest in the wildlife at Lower Treave and help us to look after this wonderful environment. Five years worth of gold!


Going Batty!

Here's one I missed during the summer!

Dear Norman and Linda

I am a student at Writtle College in Essex, studying a BSc in Conservation and Environment.

I have recently returned from a Lower Treave camping holiday. During my time at your campsite I decided to test the bat detection equipment that I will be using for my dissertation project later this summer. Although my investigations on your campsite form no part of my dissertation I was intrigued by the density and flight patterns of the many bats overhead.

I am curious to know if the bat population over your park is typical of that in the area and did bats form part of any evaluation criteria for your receipt of the David Bellamy Gold Conservation Award?

Many thanks for a wonderful holiday. It was my second visit to your park and it definitely won't be the last.

Victoria Neveling

P.S. I enjoyed seeing your resident hedgehogs on two consecutive nights!

I replied to Victoria with as much as I knew about the bats....which didn't take long....and she informs me that they are Pipistrelles and she was using BatScan Software to track them. We let her have a copy of the Bellamy Award Scheme criteria and we will certainly be including this information in next years award. Thanks Victoria!



Following the sudden and unexpected demise of our Wi-Fi providers (not sure exactly what happened to day they were virtually day they were virtually gone...sign of the times I suppose) we have moved over to the 'SPUTNIK' system to provide free wi-fi throughout the site. It's been running now for 4 days and guests seem to be making good use of it. There is increased bandwidth available to visitors and we have improved reception...particularly around the reception area funnily enough. This means you will be able to take your laptop into the laundry and watch the internet world go around whilst the washing does likewise.

Surf's up...!


Thursday, 11 August 2011

Don't forget your torch when camping at Lower Treave!

With one year to go until the Olympic Flame arrives in the UK, London 2012 has announced the first 74 locations welcoming the Flame during the 70-day Olympic Torch Relay.

The Torch Relay will start from Land's End on 19 May 2012, carried by 8,000 inspirational Torchbearers. It will come within an hour of 95 per cent of the population of the UK....and within a minute of Lower Treave!

We've already taken bookings from guests who want to be at this once in a lifetime event and you can get full details of the rest of the route here

Young people from across the UK help LOCOG Board Member Jonathan Edwards and Olympic mascot Wenlock celebrate the announcement at Land's End


Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Where Are They Now?

This great shot of a fledgling wren family was taken last year down by the pond by regular visitor Steve Thomas.

Lots of smaller birds around this year...sparrows, wagtails, robins, swallows; not sure what makes this a better year than others. There are more cereal crops in the fields than the usual cabbage and cauli. Perhaps they prefer cornflakes to veg?


Saturday, 6 August 2011

On Yer Bike...!

Setting off from Lower Treave tomorrrow are the intrepid pedallers of moreadventure.

Tonight they bask in the sunshine of a Cornish evening, slightly breezy, but very pleasant, before climbing into the saddle for their adventure to John O' Groats.

Full details of supported rides and other adventures here:


You wait all week...and then two come along at once!

Steve the Gas takes a well earned break whilst queuing to get his lorry on site as his colleague refills the bulk LPG tank.

Steve works for Bennetts Gas of Penzance who supply all the bottles and cylinders to the park. They provide an excellent service and ensure you can keep the camping stove burning.

Give them a wave next time you see their lorry out and about in Penwith!


Tuesday, 26 July 2011


Two new foals have arrived in the last couple of weeks in the field next to us.

This is 'Louis' (photographed by Julie on his birthday) ....

....and I'll get a picture of the other one when I can catch up with three days old, it still has the legs on me!



‘People in Landscape’ is the title of a new photo competition. The winning pictures will be used to illustrate a new book about the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and AONB Partnership publications over the next year.

Winners will be prominently featured in the December issue of myCornwall magazine.

Prizes include a guided walk and picnic in the AONB, a boat trip on the Fal, membership of the Cornwall Wildlife Trust, a year’s subscription to myCornwall and local Cornish produce.

How to enter:

You may submit up to three photos.

You may interpret the title ‘People in Landscape’ in any way you see fit as long as it relates to the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Photographs may be in full colour or black and white and saved as jpg or tiff at the highest quality setting.

Send your images by email to: by the closing date of 30th September 2011.

For full details and competition rules visit the Cornwall AONB website:


Monday, 11 July 2011

SPINY NORMAN - Please Drive Carefully!

There are three of these little chaps wandering the site at the moment!

They're very busy hunting for grubs and worms...too busy to keep an eye out for cars!


Thursday, 7 July 2011



Monday, 4 July 2011

On Yer Bike!

Leaving Lower Treave this morning on the first leg of his journey is Javed Saddique. Javed, will cycle the entire route, a total of 1300 miles from Land’s End to John O’ Groats. Javed grew up in Bolton, was a keen cyclist as a youngster and is now a professional cycling instructor with CTC. This is going to be a real test of endurance with each day starting and finishing from different locations in all the towns and cities that he passes through, and he needs your help along the way.

You can get fit and raise funds for the children of Haiti this summer by participating in his ‘Ride4Haiti’. In partnership with the Cyclists’ Touring Club (CTC- the UK’s biggest cycling charity, founded in 1878, Patron HM The Queen, President Jon Snow) and Muslim Hands, an NGO working to alleviate suffering in over 40 countries since 1993.

There will be activities and fund raising taking place at each stage with all proceeds raised going to support the children of Haiti. Activities will include; group rides, a variety of bicycles for visitors to sample (tandem, adaptable bikes, tricycles, bmx, folding and more). There will be food stalls offering healthy international food and the chance for ‘cycling novices’ to learn from the CTC professionals.

Local celebrities and media will be showing their support at many of the fun days taking place in some of the major cities along the route.

Though Javed is leading the way, his ride is meant to bring communities the routes have been planned to make it easy for everyone to participate on different sections.

That’s why they’ve planned regular shorter rides so that families and new cyclists of all ages and levels of fitness can get involved.

Whether you’re a professional cyclist, an amateur or don’t even know one end of a bicycle from another- there’s a place for you on Ride4Haiti.

To join in, click on the cyclist icon on the Google map on this link


Good luck Jav!


Saturday, 25 June 2011


CoaST are working on the European Project called STEPPA (Sustainable Tourism in Entrepreneurship in Protected Areas); comparing sustainable practices in National Parks and Protected Areas in Europe and investigating how we can improve such important practices.

Most of our visitors come to Cornwall for the environment and visit one or more of the 12 distinctive Cornwall Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) during their stay. We would like to ask your visitors a few questions about their ideas and thoughts about how we can develop sustainable tourism in those beautiful protected areas so the environment remains beautiful!

We are now conducting a short survey, only takes 2 minutes of your time, and would really appreciate it if you could fill in an online questionnaire. It would be great if loads of you could fill in the form and we can produce a fantastic result from Cornwall! The deadline is 31st July 2011.

The link to the Survey:

Thank you so much for your participation.

COOL RUNNING...for a little while!

Good luck today to participants in the Endurance Life Classic Quarter; a merry romp along the cliff tops from The Lizard to Lands End.

The Endurancelife Classic Quarter Ultra Marathon was first hosted in 2007 with great success. The idea for the event was originally conjured up by an enterprising Cornish businessman, surfer and ‘reluctant' endurance athlete one day whilst out on his regular local trail running route, around Lizard Point. From the point, he could just make out Lands End in the far distance, and he wondered.., he wondered whether he might be able to run there, in one day, non stop? He concluded that with some proper training and a good dose of bloody mindedness, it could be done. He also concluded that it would be a great way to raise some funds for a very worthy organisation, Cornwall Hospice Care. Endurancelife were asked to get the event off the ground and the 'Classic Quarter' was born.

The challenge is brutally simple. To run between dawn and dusk from the southern most point, to the western most tip of Cornwall (and of course England), along the legendary South West Coast Path! That translates to running a quarter of the compass from Lizard Point to Lands End non-stop, hence the name.

The course follows 44 miles of the mesmerising SW Coast Path with innumerable s teep climbs and descents. This is the ultimate trail runner’s rush, with spectacular exposure and challenging terrain, all a stones throw away from the gently lapping, or potentially pounding Atlantic swells. There is also the unpredictable weather to contend with along the way, every runner must be well prepared mentally and physically.

The Classic Quarter can be undertaken as a relay team of two or four, or as an epic solo effort by the intrepid and well prepared lone runner. Last year the atmosphere of keen and friendly rivalry was a highlight, with the relay category being contested right up the final couple of miles.

In the first year, 60 brave souls set off from Lizzard point in a howling westerly gale, it was an epic day and resulted in £3000 being raised for the Hospices. Over the years many thousands of pounds have been raised, and a record 205 runners signed up for the 2010 event.
We are happy to host a number of the runners here at Lower Treave and wish them well.....forecast for today, a dull misty start, but brightening by lunchtime to be warm and sunny!


Tuesday, 14 June 2011


Why not make your way to Chapel Carn Brea on Wednesday night to join other skywatchers viewing a full lunar eclipse! Amateur astronomers from The Lands End Observatory Network will be there from dusk until midmight to talk you through the experience...and we'll leave the gate open until 1215am so you can get vehicles back on site (quietly please).

Time to check for hairs on the palms of your hands!


Thursday, 2 June 2011


Great spot from Mike Clayton-Harding camping down at the far end of Lower Treave. Last night he both saw and heard a Nightjar!

Nightjars are nocturnal birds and can be seen hawking for food at dusk and dawn. With pointed wings and long tails their shape is similar to a kestrel or cuckoo. Their cryptic, grey-brown, mottled, streaked and barred plumage provides ideal camouflage in the daytime. They have an almost supernatural reputation with their silent flight and their mythical ability to steal milk from goats; hence the alternative name. The first indication that a nightjar is near is usually the male's churring song, rising and falling with a ventriloquial quality.

Also on Mike's list of sightings at Lower Treave this year are Hen Harrier and Cuckoo (not to be mistaken for a goatsucker).


Monday, 23 May 2011


You might want to get behind these guys....they look better from behind!

On June 3rd 2011, a group of the Nottingham Lions Ice Hockey Team will be tackling the UK's highest 3 peaks in a 24 hour period.

Accompanied by their faithful driver Mick Colegate, the team will travel over 1000 miles and will ascend and descend 42km of mountain, a Marathon's worth of trekking!

They are undertaking this challenge to raise money for the British Heart Foundation, any donation you can make will be greatly appreciated.

. happens!

Remember...when you flush something away...there is no such place as 'away'!

In our case, once a year our 5000 gall tanks have to be 'desludged' ready for the summer. Today was our 'away' day. Not a great job...but there's far worse in the world. The contents go 'away' to one of the local treatment plants.

A good time for us all to think about how we assume this stuff will just go 'away'. Check out the SAS website   for a real insight into where 'away' is.....

We'll do our bit to make sure the environment you have your holiday in is as safe and as pleasant as we can make it. You can really help by just pausing for a moment before you put that cotton bud (or worse) down the loo and remembering.....there is no such place as 'away'. happens!



Having spent most of the day underneath the 15 yr old Hilux pick-up rebuilding the front hubs, I was delighted to put down the spanners and get an invite from Matt Trevaskis of ecodrive to join him at Lands End for the arrival of a Tesla Roadster at the iconic signpost, marking the unveiling of a high power charging network from Lands End to John O'Groats.

Electric carmaker Tesla Motors  has partnered with UK hotels and tourist destinations to install the network, comprised of ten charge stations throughout Great Britain.

Each charge station is privately owned and available for public use, either provided free or for a nominal fee. The network is the result of a grass-roots effort by forward-thinking hotels and resorts and Roadster drivers. Now Roadster owners can enjoy their cars' breathtaking accelleration and 212 mile range as they tour Great Britain, and conveniently recharge while having a meal, using leisure facilities, or indulging in an overnight stay.

Tesla's High Power Connector (HPC) delivers a whopping 70 amps of electricity, fully charging an empty battery in less than three hours, and "topping off" a partially-charged battery in a fraction of that time. Complimenting the HPC network, Zero Carbon World   a charity dedicated to creating a clean energy future, has installed medium power connectors (MPCs), delivering 32 amps, at several sites throughtout Britain. Tesla's forthcoming Model S luxury saloon can also charge on the entire network.

The historic drive, from John O' Groats, on Scotland's northeast tip, to Land's End, in the far southwest, combined the Roadster's long range with the network's high power charging. On Saturday Kevin Sharpe, founder of Zero Carbon World, set off from John O' Groats in his electric blue Tesla Roadster along with EV expert David Peilow, both taking turns at the wheel.

'After crossing the country on a single charge in a Tesla Roadster, I realised that national coverage would require surprisingly few charge stations,' said David Peilow. 'I worked out the minimum number of sites for all of Britain to be reached, and found locations where drivers would be keen to stop and recharge. Once the benefits of hosting an EV charger were explained, most sites jumped at the chance to have one.'

The new network embodies Zero Carbon World's vision of a carbon-free society, and shows that eliminating fossil fuel emissions is well within our grasp,' said Kevin Sharpe. 'The network empowers people to make choices that are pleasurable and consistent with their values of environmental stewardship. I'm thrilled to be the first EV owner to make the drive from John o'Groats to Lands End.'

The welcoming committee at Lands End...Lower Treavers on the right!


Tuesday, 10 May 2011


It's here!

RFU Championship Final

Pirates v Worcester

7.45pm Wed 11 may 2011 at the Mennaye (second leg at Worcester a week later)

On Sky. On BBC Radio Cornwall.

Eight of us going from Lower Treave....

Give us a 'P'...

Give us an 'I'...

Give us an 'R'.....Aaaaaargh!



It is with much sadness that we have to tell you that Sooty, Campsite Dog Number One has passed away.

He died peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of Thursday morning (unable to face the Election Day coverage and knowing that his work to track down Bin Laden was done) at the ripe old age of 16 years and 1 week.

Always a character and probably the wild card in the pack, you could count on Sooty to be just that bit more independent than the rest. Having regularly spent nights out with the foxes and picking fights with larger celebrity dogs, his halitosis was legend and his determined rolling gait unmistakable.

Much missed by family, friends and rest of the pack alike; rest in peace old friend.

Thanks to all Family and Friends for their kind condolences.


30 April 1995 - 5 May 2011

Sooty and Bilbo the Lifeguard Dog square up for Round One...pick on someone your own size Sooty! 


Saturday, 7 May 2011


Setting off this morning from Lower Treave is one of the first 'LeJoggers' of the season.

Simon May is cycling from Lands End to John O' Groats to raise money for Diabetes UK .

You can follow his progress here  and you can donate here .

Good luck Simon, sorry about the damp start today, but it looks to be brightening later.

It's all downhill from here!


Tuesday, 3 May 2011


Residents may have noticed occassional loss of service on the wi-fi over the last few days. This is happening because of problems with the service provider's servers in America....and....unlike most things...we have no control over that. We're working on getting a solution and ask that you bear with us through the quiet times and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

You could perhaps try a non-electronic holiday?...we believe the beach is still 'on-line'! Alternatively, the local pigeon population has been waking me early, why not send a message with them to a far-off place!


Monday, 18 April 2011


In a study, 93% of campers said camping can make you happier.

There’s growing evidence that simply spending time outdoors surrounded by nature is linked to improved psychological wellbeing. But there is a theory that the beneficial effects of camping go deeper than if we just go for a walk, a bike ride or a day trip.

In fact, research suggests that something more transformational happens when we camp.

According to Dr Kaye Richards, from Liverpool John Moores University, camping allows us to get away from the routines – and relative comforts – of our daily lives. And even though camping and caravanning today is a much more comfortable experience thanks to modern equipment and facilities, the simple fact that we have taken ourselves out of our normal environment and into a different one, surrounded by nature, means we act, think and even communicate differently with each other.

The Top Five statements that campers agree with are:

  • Camping generates happy memories
  • Camping recharges your batteries
  • Camping makes you appreciate nature more
  • Camping expands your horizons
  • Camping is fun for all the family
A review of over 60 academic studies looking into the benefits of camping, supplemented by research, shows that camping has a wealth of riches to offer:

  • It promotes family cohesion, satisfaction, togetherness and fulfillment
  • It encourages rest, relaxation and restoration
  • It facilitates children’s learning and has a positive effect on behaviour
  • It improves social interaction
  • It makes us feel better – mentally and physically
  • It creates memories, traditions and special places that stay with you for life
  • It really does make us happier!
"Wake up in a tent or caravan with the wrap-around freedom of the great outdoors. Discover what makes the great outdoors tick in harmony with all that you have dreamed of." (David Bellamy)


What are you waiting for...get camping! Get happy!

Saturday, 16 April 2011

PIRATES V TAFFS - 1 May 2011

Beat the Taffs...through to the final...beat Wuss twice in the two leg final and we're in the premiership!

Simples...apart from the fact we haven't got a stadium to play in!


Tuesday, 29 March 2011


What’s On Round-Up

24th – 26th March
Porthleven Theatre Festival

25th – 27th March
Oyster Gathering & Seafood Harvest, Falmouth

25th March – 3rd April
Falmouth Spring Festival - Falmouth's newest festival!

26th – 27th March
Falmouth Spring Flower Show

2nd – 3rd April
Cornwall Spring Flower Show, Lostwithiel

4th – 8th April
Boscastle Walking Week

9th April
Porthleven Food & Music Festival

10th – 17th April
St Endellion Easter Music Festival

18th April – 2nd May
Art in the City Festival, Truro

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
Daphne du Maurier Festival, Fowey

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

27th – 30th May
Run to the Sun Festival, Newquay

3rd – 5th June
Looe Lugger Festival

9th – 11th June
Royal Cornwall Show, Wadebridge

17th – 19th June
Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival

17th – 19th June
Rock Oyster Festival, St Minver, Wadebridge

17th – 26th June
Polperro Festival

18th – 26th June
Golowan Festival, Penzance

26th June – 2nd July
Mevagissey Feast Week

1st – 16th July
Lafrowda Festival, St Just

9th July
Liskeard Agricultural Show

11th July
Stithians Show

20th July
RNAS Culdrose Air Day, Helston

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

22nd – 24th July
Boconnoc Steam Fair, Lostwithiel

26th July – 5th August
St Endellion Summer Music Festival

30th July – 5th August
Charlestown Regatta Week

1st – 6th August
Padstow Carnival Week

6th – 14th August
Henri-Lloyd Falmouth Week

10th – 14th August
The Relentless Boardmasters, Newquay

14th – 20th August
Fowey Regatta and Carnival

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

20th – 26th August
2011 Mirror Dinghy National Championships, Mylor, Falmouth

27th August – 2nd September
Bude Jazz Festival

29th August
Newlyn Fish Festival

9th – 11th September
Newquay Fish Festival

10th – 24th September
St Ives September Festival

11th – 17th September
Music Truro

23rd – 25th September
Cornwall Food and Drink Festival, Truro

1st – 2nd October
Boscastle Food, Arts & Crafts Festival

13th – 16th October
Falmouth Oyster Festival

19th – 23rd October
Lowender Peran Festival

21st – 22nd October
Falmouth Beer Festival

For further events visit