5 REASONS TO VISIT CORNWALL THIS SEPTEMBER

PUBLISHED: 16:44 30 August 2016 | UPDATED: 12:36 30 August 2017

Basking shark by JP Trenque

Basking shark by JP Trenque

Autumn is breaking in Cornwall and it’s the perfect time to get out and try something new... 

1. You can board the Cornish Belle

Go back to the golden age of steam and book yourself on to the First Class steam-hauled dining train where a full three-course meal is served to your table.

The Cornish Belle Dining Train departs from Bodmin General station for a 13-mile return journey through the Cornish countryside lasting approximately two hours. Tickets are £39.50 £30 for children aged 3-16) and runs until 23 December. There’s also cream tea trains available.


2. Coastal walking

As August’s heat fades, September is the ideal month to explore the 300-plus miles of Cornwall’s incredible coastal path - and discover why it is named as one of the world’s top ten walks. Discover new favourite spots, see wildlife up close and personal in its natural habitat, capture incredible sunsets and explore the secret beaches only accessible via the South West Coast Path.


3. The Jubilee Pool Triathlon

The first Jubilee Pool Triathlon takes place in 11 September with a 400 metre swim in Penzance’s famouse lido pool followed by a 20km cycle and 5km run around the local area.

The Triathlon is open to anyone aged 17 or over, you can even enter as a relay team. The pool re-opened this year following major restoration and closes for the summer season on 11 September until May 2017.


4. There are nature reserves to be explored

If you’ve had your fill of the beaches, head to one of the amazing nature reserves in Cornwall. Cornwall Wildlife Trust manages 57 natures reserves around the county - so you are never more than a few miles away from a protected plot with its unique array of stunning wildlife, flora and fauna.

Find your nearest reserve here:


5. You can go wildlife watching

September is a great month for spotting the amazing wildlife that comes to our Cornish shores, which includes our bottle-nosed dolphins and the enormous basking sharks. So get in a boat and head to the coast - or pick a tour that includes snorkling so you don your wetsuit and join these amazing creatures in their own habitat.

Search online for Cornwall Marine Tours

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