Things to do in North Cornwall


Holidays in North Cornwall are about enjoying leisure at your own pace; and you'll be tempted with a rich choice of activities which is hard to equal. Let's tee off with golf; only Scotland has more golf courses per head of population - so there's plenty of choice. Stand on the seaside tees at Trevose or Bude, with the Atlantic watching your every shot, or step onto the first at St Enodoc, Sir John Betjeman's favourite course. Then brace yourself: you're about to find out what seaside golf is all about. Or head inland and test your handicap on the parkland courses at Lanhydrock, Roserrow, Bowood Launceston, St Kew and Trethorne.



You can't get a better view of the countryside than on horseback - with a choice from moorland hacking or breathtaking coastal treks. Hire a saddle on two wheels and cycle the Camel Trail - or if you're a serious spokesperson, leave the car at home and pedal the West Country Way which runs from Bristol to Padstow.


Pack your fishing rod and tackle and choose from rock, beach, sea, river game, stillwater trout and coarse fishing. No close season in Cornwall means you can drop a line in at any time of year.


But mostly, take it easy. You could unwrap the kite and spend an uplifting hour or two catching the fresh Atlantic breezes; take to the sands for a spot of beach volleyball; or just put your feet up and watch the ins and outs of local cricket at Wadebridge. And if it clouds over, you can always head for Bodmin, where you can play tennis on Cornwall's only indoor courts, or swim in the indoor pools at Bude, Bodmin, Camelford, Launceston and Wadebridge.