Nearest Landscape & Nature Cornwall
Our Landscape and Nature category brings all Coast Radar’s Cornwall listings related to looking for something to do or a place to visit together where they offer some form of the countryside or coast path based activity.
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- Trewithen is a private estate that has been home to the same family for more than 300 years boasting one of the loveliest gardens in England. An International Camellia Garden of Excellence, Trewithen’s horticulture, trees, intriguing pathways and unexpected treasures are both memorable and exceptional. The Gardens and House are open from March 1st to June 30th plus August Bank Holiday Monday. Due to the limited opening prior booking is recommended.
- Glendurgan Garden, superb subtropical garden, with special interest for families. The garden has many fine trees, rare and exotic plants from the four corners of the globe, outstanding spring displays of magnolias and camellias, plus carpets of wild flowers. Glendurgan has always been a magical place for children, with the baffling laurel maze, the Giant’s Stride (rope swing), the beach and the recreated school house.
- Land’s End is the most south westerly point of mainland Britain on the Penwith peninsula, a unique location with beautiful scenery. Land’s End has a particular resonance because it is often used to suggest distance. Land’s End to John o’ Groats in Scotland is a distance of 838 miles (1,349 km) by road and defines the length of races, walks or charitable events. Explore the location; stand on the First and Last Point and take in the spectacular views; visit the historic buildings of the First and Last House and Penwith House; or wander around the West Country Shopping Village. In addition to this you have family entertainment of our five fantastic attractions which include a 4D Film Experience. Any visit to Lands End would not be complete without a photograph at the famous Signpost.
- Port Hellick Beach sits in a sheltered tidal inlet on St Mary’s south coast and the beach at low tide offers a wide expanse of sand and rocks. This is not really a location for sitting on the beach but offers a great natural landscape. A shingle bar provides a freshwater pool (Higher Moors and Porth Hellick Pool) behind the beach that is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for the ″wide diversity of habitats with several rare and notable plant species″and making this an important stop-off for migrating and wintering birds. Sir Cloudesley Shovell, Admiral of the Fleet was temporarily buried on the beach after he was washed up here when his ship struck the rocks on 22nd October 1707, with the loss of her entire crew of about 800 men. Sir Cloudesley Shovell’s body, along with the bodies of his two stepsons and that of Captain Edmund Loades, were washed up on Porth Hellick Cove the following day. The body was subsequently exhumed by order of Queen Anne and finally laid to rest in Westminster Abbey on 22nd December 1707. A small memorial marker marks the site where he was washed ashore. The beach has no facilities.
- The gardens are set on a four-acre hillside that looks out to St Mawes Bay. The garden has a large sub-tropical collection and is laid out in a Mediterranean style with streams, bridges and water features. The gardens are open twice a week from April to September, Wednesday and Friday, from 10 am till 5 pm.
- Golitha Falls on The River Fowey are a set of waterfalls located to the south of Bodmin Moor. There is a 1-3-mile (4.8 km) riverside walk, from the visitor car park. The River Fowey descends through a wooded granite gorge, most of which is now a National Nature Reserve.
- Trewidden Garden was originally planted by Thomas Bolitho in the 1850’s. The 15-acre garden incorporates a magnificent collection of over 300 Camellias and Magnolias alongside one of the largest tree fern dells in the Northern Hemisphere and many other attractions. The gardens include a tearoom, plant shop and regular events. Open to the public during the Spring, Summer and beginning of Autumn every year. Dogs are also very welcome to visit the Garden.