The Heritage Coasts of Cornwall, England
April 19 - 27, 2022
Trip Leader - Deirdre Butler
Cornwall is a special place. Almost a third of Cornwall has the designation Area of Outstanding Natural beauty, with the same status and protection as a National Park. In 2006, the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape achieved World Heritage Status with the Cornwall section claiming the title “The Tin Coast”. On this trip we explore the Penwith and Lizard Heritage Coasts included within this designated area.
It is thought that Cornish tin has been traded throughout Britain for around 4000 years. In the 1870s, a handful of mines in Cornwall and Devon produced over half the world’s arsenic. It was a by-product of tin and copper processing and was mainly used in paint, weed-killers and insecticide. Known as ‘Kilgoodh Ust’ in Cornish, meaning ‘goose back of St Just’, Cape Cornwall is one of only two capes in Britain and marks the point where the Atlantic currents divide. Some of the water flows north into the Bristol Channel and the Irish Sea, and the rest becomes the English Channel.
The focus of this trip is enjoying the multitude of historical sites to be found in Cornwall with lots of time to pause and absorb the glorious scenery. The wildflowers should be coming into their prime. This trip is also a culinary delight with the best of Cornish cuisine served at award-winning locations many of which are Michelin accredited. Suited to the leisure walker able to walk 1 - 3 miles.
All lodging. First 3 nights in individual, spacious, 2 bedroom static caravans (2 people per caravan) situated at a rural site on the Lizard Heritage Coast. And the rest of the trip at a charming 4-star Regency period Guest House built in Penzance in the 1830's. Rooms are double-occupancy with en suite bath.
All on-trip transportation.
All breakfasts, lunches and dinners.
All entrance fees for the noted activities.
Wild food foraging and taster lesson.
Gratuities for local service providers.
4 pre - trip bulletins prior to departure with more detailed and specific information to help you prepare for your adventure.
What’s not included:
International airfare and in-country travel, pre - and post- trip.
Beverages with meals.
Tips for trip leader are at your discretion.
Trip Dates: April 19 - 27, 2022 | 9 days