13th April 2021

A Cornishman's guide to Autumn

A fanfare of beauty

[1] Falmouth Oyster Festival 

Running between 7th - 10th October 2021 in the Event’s Square, the festival welcomes thousands of visitors each year, celebrating the start of the oyster dredging season with a packed programme of events that offers fun for all ages. This year’s festival line-up includes cookery demonstrations by local leading chefs, as well as sea shanties, oyster shucking competitions, a town parade, Falmouth Working Boat Race, shell painting for kids and a marquee full to the brim with local produce. What more could you want?

[2] Taste local tipples 

The English wine revolution has seen vineyards sprouting up on south-facing slopes across Cornwall over the past couple of decades. Take a trip to Camel Valley or Polgoon and get a fascinating insight into grape growing in the county while sampling the latest vintage. Tutored tasting tours are also on offer at Cornish breweries such as Skinner’s, St Austell and Sharp’s, which offer a unique opportunity to get a glimpse into the world of brewing.

[3] Wander along the Autumn trails 

Autumn brings with it a dazzling palette of seasonal colour and Cornwall’s woodlands are ablaze with reds, russets and yellow at this time of the year. So wrap up warm, pull on your welly boots and rediscover your inner child as you stride out in Tehidy or Carwinion Woods which are famous for its fiery foliage.

[4] Steam Footplate Experience 

Hold onto your hat and take control of a heritage locomotive on the Bodmin & Wenford Railway. Experience the feel of a working steam engine as you join the crew on the footplate, shovel coal onto the fire, blow the whistle, open the regulator and feel the power as you experience life as the Driver and Fireman of a steam locomotive.

[5] Relax & unwind in our spa

Feel your worries and stresses melt away at our luxury spa with beautiful facilities and serene settings. With an indoor heated swimming pool, heated ceramic beds & cedar sauna, you might not feel the need to travel far this autumn as our hotel in Falmouth provides the perfect retreat.