After about 4 weeks of glorious weather the heatwave had to break and so it has. However the rain has ‘greened up’ the gardens, the low pressure has created good surf and we can all catch up with indoor tasks shelved during the heat.
In Cornwall the change in weather has not been too dramatic and today is the first mizzly day for a very long time but, as it’s hardly beach weather, what to do instead? Well, if you like a bit of history there is Prideaux Place at Padstow, Pencarrow House at Washaway and Lanhydrock near Bodmin for starters. For shopping? Wadebridge is a lovely small town or you could head to Truro with its Cathedral and cobbled streets. Another wonderful way to spend a day is at the Eden Project, easy to get to and masses to see and do and very well geared towards children.
Maybe you have done all those things before and would welcome a few less well known alternatives? What about a visit to Cardinham Woods with the new bike trails, lovely woodland cafe and masses of space to explore. Many of the small villages have a quiet charm of their own and are worth a stroll around – try St Teath, St Tudy, St Merryn, St Mabyn or the moorland villages of Alternun, Blisland or Minions.
Whatever your preference there is a host of different ideas for things to do – often free – in Cornwall when the weather turns a bit iffy. Let us know if you have discovered other good places to visit or things to do!