On Countryfile: Cornwall

On this week's Countryfile the focus is on Cornwall. Read on to find out more of what this stunning coastal paradise has to offer...




Botallack to Porthcurno
Beware the bothersome knotweed in this corner of the country. Julia Bradbury battles the seemingly indestructible weed, on a walk that ends at the famous open-air ampitheatre Minack Theatre.

See more of Porthcurno on a trail that takes you to one of the county’s most incredible beaches and Nanhizal Bay.

Penhale sands
Explore Cornwall’s largest dune system that dates back 5000 years, and marvel at St Pirans Cross and a ‘lost’ church that was abandoned in early 19th century.


Portreath to Devoran
This trail, a former mineral tramway, connects the north and the south coasts. Find out more about the journey that begins at the entrance to Portreath harbour and finishes at a classic Cornish beauty spot.


 Pendennis Castle and St Mawes Castle
These two forts were built by Henry VIII to defend Britain’s south coast. Take to the seas and discover a part of military history.

Isles of Scilly
Mermaid’s hair, Puffin Island and prehistoric chamber tombs are all part of this magical trip to the Isles of Scilly, just 28 miles off the Cornish coast.


Discover Daphne Du Maurier’s Cornwall

She may only have spent one night on the enchanting Bodmin Moor, but ever since it has been associated with author Daphne Du Maurier. Here lies the inspiration behind her famous novels.


 Foraging course, Fowey
Enjoy the satisfaction of eating a meal of wild food that has been freshly foraged and cooked by yourself.

Sustainability course, Newhouse Farm
Learn the art of a sustainable lifestyle on a course run by the winners of the BBC Two show It’s Not Easy Being Green.

Mackerel fishing, St Ives
Hand-line caught mackerel barbequed on the beachside – indulge yourself on this fishing trip course.


Snorkel with basking sharks, Penzance

Do you fancy swimming with a 12 metre long, seven tonne shark? Then dare to go snorkelling with basking sharks as they pass through the seas off southern Cornwall.

Painting in St Ives
Enrol on a painting course in the popular fishing town that has attracted artists for years.


Cornwall – beyond the brochure
Find the hidden charms of Cornwall’s north and west coasts in the March issue of Countryfile. For secret coves, charming villages and golden beaches, buy your copy now.