Cornwall

by Kirsty Fergusson

Cornwall

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About this book

Many of Cornwall's wildest or most curious corners as well as the exciting new range of places to eat, sleep or drink are often overlooked in the headlong race to get to the beach or the well-known tourist spots. Taking the Slow approach, using local knowledge and the author's endless curiosity, this guide offers both visitors and seasoned residents alike the chance to discover what lies behind the immediate and obvious attractions of Britain's favourite holiday destination.

About the author

Award-winning travel writer, Kirsty Fergusson grew up in the West Country, but spent many years living in Greece, Spain and France and more recently, the wildest, westernmost part of Cornwall, not far from Land's End. For many years she has been one of Britain's most popular garden writers, and her friendly and intelligent approach to exploring the secret gardens and landscapes of England and Europe with her readers has brought much acclaim. An expert on Cornish gardens and Slow Food as well as being an intrepid canoeist and occasional cyclist, Kirsty shares the fun of discovering her favourite county without using a car wherever possible.

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'Eye-opening and wonderful' The Sunday Times Magazine

'Slow Guides are warm, witty and stuffed with insider knowledge. This new Cornwall edition provides all the practical information you need to slow down and enjoy your surroundings.' Western Morning News

'Uses local knowledge to offer readers a guide to an exciting new range of places to visit, eat, sleep or drink.' Western Morning News

'Kirsty Fergusson's writing will enrich your exploration of Cornwall whether you are a resident or visitor.' MYCORNWALL
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Contents

CONTENTS
GOING SLOW IN CORNWALL..................................................8
A taste of Cornwall 10, A Slow approach 12, How this book is arranged 13
1 L AUNCESTON & THE NORTHEAST.......................................17
Getting around 18, Launceston 20, A wriggling route to Morwenstow 26,
Along the coast from Morwenstow to Tintagel 32
2 M ID-CORNWALL NORTH :
THE CAMEL ESTUARY TO HOLYWELL BAY.........................49
Getting around 50, Around the Camel estuary 52, From Trevose Head to
Holywell Bay 67, Away from the coast 73
3 BODMIN MOOR........................................................................79
Getting around 80, The north Moor 83, The Moor south of the A30 94
4 SOUTHE AST CORNWALL:
from the tamar to polperro......................................103
Getting around 104, Along the Tamar 106, The Rame peninsula 116,
Around Looe 123, The Looe valleys 128
5 THE FOWEY VALLEY & THE CORNISH ALPS.....................133
Getting around 134, The Fowey valley 136, Around St Austell & the Cornish Alps 153
6 THE MINING HEARTL AND...................................................167
Getting around 168, The north coast from Perranporth to the Hayle estuary 170,
The copper & tin towns: Hayle, Redruth & Camborne 179, Godolphin country 192
7 TRURO & THE FAL ESTUARY ...............................................197
Getting around 198, Truro 201, Along the river from Truro to Falmouth 207,
The Roseland peninsula 222
8 SOUTHWEST CORNWALL: THE LIZARD PENINSULA......231
Getting around 232, From Prussia Cove to the Helford River 234,
The shores of the Helford River 243, The peninsula 246
9 PENZANCE, ST IVES & THE PENWITH PENINSULA........259
Getting around 260, Penzance 263, Penzance's hinterland 271, The south coast 274,
The north coast & Penwith moors 284, Crossing the peninsula: from St Ives to Marazion 296
Accommodation...............................................................302
INDEX.....................................................................................308