Monday, 23 July 2012

Cornwall's Extra Dimension

This Guidebook has been described as literary by Waterstones. But, it is much more than that. It takes you off the Beaten Track, and also, introduces you to the finest beaches, beach cafes, dining pubs, and the gardens and coastline. Now into its third edition with low stocks at the publisher's warehouse. Is it not surely time to purchase one of these, once and for, all?

Images of Newlyn, the once great fishing harbour
Ancient history is at every turn, and corner...
The South-West coast path is dramatic and spectacular...

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Cycle Trails and Traffic-Free Family Routes in Cornwall

This fab Map-Guide has it all; recommended circular routes, old miner's routes and traffic-free family trails. I thought I would illustrate a piece from the editorial introduction of this publication. The circular routes were researched by Al Churcher, one of Britain's most experienced route-men. Thanks Al.

An illustration from:  Goldeneye's Cornwall Cycling Country Lanes & Traffic-Free Family Routes

Couple Cycling the Camel Trail

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Cycling on the, far-distant, Penwith Peninsula

This is my favourite corner of Cornwall, although with the Lizard Peninsula, its a close call. Penwith has just more drama, more of a Celtic atmosphere, and my favourite beach, Porthcurno, and my favourite harbour, Mousehole.

The White Sands of Porthcurno
The routes below, illustrated in a very low resolution, will captivate you, and draw you back, again and again...

The Cycle Routes around Penwith (the Land's End) Peninsula

Friday, 20 July 2012

Cycling in Cornwall with Goldeneye Guides

There's no better way to travel than on two-wheels, and with this new Map-Guide as a companion, the sky and the winding road has no limits....

I was reminded that not everyone takes a bike on holiday, and that you may suddenly have the idea that you would like to tackle the Camel Trail, or the Coast to Coast trail (recommended). Well, if you do, herewith some bike hires places to get you going:-

1. Aldridge Cycles (Cyclelife), 38 Cross Street, Camborne. 01209 714970   (D10)

2. Babes and Bikes, 9 Polmoria Walk, Wadebridge.  01208 815262  (J6)

3. Bike Chain, Old Conns Works,
 Bissoe, Truro. 01872 870341 (F10)

4. Bike Barn 
Elm Farm Cycle Centre, 
Portreath.  01209 891498  (E9)
5. Bike Smart,  Eddystone Road, Wadebridge. 01208 814545

6. Bosinver Farm Cottages, Polgooth. 01726 72128 (J9)
7. Bridge Bike Hire, The Camel Trail, Wadebridge. 01208 813050  (J6)

8. East Rose Farm Cycle Hire, St Breward, Bodmin Moor. 01208 850674  (K6)

9. Land’s End Cycle Hire, Lodey Sails, Marazion Beach, Long Rock, Penzance.  0788 5452997  (C11)

10. Launceston Cycles, 6 Southgate Street, Launceston  01566 776102  (N5)
11. Liskeard Cycles, Pig Meadow Lane, The Parade, Liskeard.  01579 347696   (M7)

12. Mountain Bike Hire, Ventonraze, Illogan, Redruth. 01209 843869  (E9)

13. Padstow Cycle Hire, South Quay, Padstow. 01841 533533

  (H6) www.padstowcyclehire.com2)
14. Porthleven Cycle Hire. 01326 561101  (D12)
15. Pentewan Valley Cycle Hire, 1 West End, Pentewan, Mevagissey.  (J9)

16. South West Cycles, 20 Queen Street, Bude.  01566 772706. (L2)

17. Trail Bike Hire, Unit 6, South Quay, Padstow. 01841 532594  (H6)

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