Gastronomic Delights & Historic Wonders in Cornwall & A Taste of Devon, England
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. Afterwards, we relocate to the adjacent county of Devon and based from an historic hotel on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, we explore a few favorite haunts of your trip leader.
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 and Devon with lots of time to pause and absorb the glorious scenery. 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. 7 nights in Cornwall, 3 nights in individual, spacious, 2 bedroom static caravans (2 people per caravan) situated at a rural site on the Lizard Heritage Coast, 4 nights at a guesthouse in Newlyn with fantastic views of St Michael's Bay. 5 nights in Devon, at an historic hotel on the edge of Dartmoor National Park. Rooms are double-occupancy with en suite bath.
All on-trip transportation.
All breakfasts, lunches and dinners.
Entrance fees for Levant Mine, Geevor Mine, Lizard Lighthouse & Heritage Center, St Michael's Mount Castle, Tate Museum, Barbara Hepworth Museum, wild food foraging lesson & taster, Restormel Castle, Cotehele House, and Lydford Gorge.
Wild food foraging and taster lesson.
Gratuities for local service providers.
Pre-trip guidance 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.
Personal expenses including Covid-19 tests, quarantine costs and medical evacuation.
We recommend purchasing travel insurance.