Whether it’s the idyllic town of Looe or the chocolate box seaside location of Fowey, Cornwall is rich and abundant with breathtaking natural beauty. Strolling along these rolling hills and quaint villages, you can treat yourself to fresh fish and chips, champagne and chunk of cornish fudge – an ideal haven for the perfect weekend get away.
As environmental concerns are increasing amongst us Britons, more and more people are choosing to take staycations rather than travel to some far flung destination on the other side of the planet. Many choose to visit the rugged peninsula of Cornwall, ready to embrace the fresh sea air and indulge on the local catch of the day.
As a company that is passionate about zero waste and making green lifestyle choices, we thought it best to explore three of Cornwall’s most verdant spots that this fine county has to offer.
Home to the historic fishing village of Polperro, Polperro Heritage Coast is a stunning display of rich natural beauty. This coast also has not only a rich history of fishing, but also has a history of smuggling. During the 18th century, Britain’s wars with America and France led to a high taxation of many imported goods. This meant that many sailors disembarking on Polperro were able to boost their income by smuggling spirits, tobacco and other goods from Guernsey.
This pretty seaside town also boasts extra environmentalist credentials as the tiny sweeping streets have banned cars, so you can only traverse on foot.
An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), the Roseland Heritage Coast has a myriad of natural tourist attractions for avid staycationers. From the landmark of Lands End to The Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Minack Theatre, there is something for people of all ages. After a day of adventuring and swimming in the turquoise waters, you can indulge in a delicious cream tea and sunset views of the Cornish coast.
If you prefer immersing yourself in a wild and unruly landscape, rather than exploring Cornish towns, then Bodmin Moor in Northeastern Cornwall is perfect for you. Another one of Cornwall’s AONB, it is a natural geological masterpiece with more than a hundred excavated Bronze Age hut circles, as well as a Neolithic Tor enclosure and the foundations of a medieval chapel. What’s more, in the midst of this agrestal scenery is Siblyback Lake and Dozmary Pool, with the latter having legendary status as many believe King Arthur’s sword Excalibur still remains in its murky depths.
At Devon Contract Waste, we are passionate about preserving the innate beauty of our surrounding natural environment. That is why we pride ourselves on offering a zero to landfill business making sure that every piece of rubbish we collect can be recycled into a brand new item. We have offices in Exeter, Cornwall, Plymouth and Taunton, to contact one of our team, simply call us today.