Something different in Cornwall? 5 ideas to try.

Cornwall is well known for its cream teas, pasties, harbour towns and villages, coastal walks, surfing beaches and tourist attractions, such as the Eden Project but it also offers many other activities and attractions you may not know about.

Here are 5 of our ‘alternative’ best, you may be missing out on when visiting Cornwall. Life is all about discovering new and exciting things …what is the worst that can happen? You may ignite a new passion in life or you may just have a great time.

1. Walking/Treking with Alpacas/Llamas – Prices range from £15-30 depending on your age and where you go. Learn about their origins, feeding, breeding and uses and take the llamas and alpacas out for a walk. Described as taking the stress out of the hectic hustle and bustle of life, whilst enjoying their company and surrounding views of the countryside. There are a number of places to choose from and booking is essential. – near Liskeard – near Saltash – near Helston – near Truro

2. Ride the Zip wire at Adrenalin Quarry -near Liskeard Fly down a zip wire across a disused quarry. At 490M long, 50M high & reaching speeds of 40mph, it’ll be a rush. You can also ride a giant clifftop swing and go coasteering. An awesome outdoor playground for adults & kids. Prices for zip wire from £12.50 and Giant swing from £15.00.

3. Visit the Telegraph Museum – Porthcurno. The Telegraph Museum tells the story of worldwide communications from the very first global network to the modern day web of fibre optic cables. Discover Porthcurno’s amazing place at the very centre of the communications revolution.

4. Close encounters with an Owl – near Indian Queens . Day tickets from £8.50 for children £10.95 for adults. This is a great place if you love Owls obviously(incidentally, if you stay at our very own Gilbert Lodge, you may hear or even see our very own resident wild owl). It offers a meet and greet with the owls, as well as flying displays, all with the theme of rehabilitation and conservation. The owls are the main attraction but there are also Donkeys, Racoons, Pygmy Goats, Shetland ponies, Alpacas and Meerkats

5. Food and Drink Tours – various locations. There is something on offer for every taste. Check out some of the below links; –They having beer tasting experiences price £25, as well as a full days Brewday experience, price £109 – Wine tasting and tours price from £8.50. Sample some of their award winning wines. – Tours around the cyder farm from £7. This place also has loads to do for the whole family, tractor rides, farm animals, restaurant and more. – near St Buryan. Foraging and cookery days and weekends. This place offers a variety of cooking ideas, together with expert guidance on foraging (on foot or cycle)for the food you cook. A unique way to offer a cooking/food experience. – in St Eval. Cornwalls very own chocolate. Visitors centre and café, where you can watch the chocolate being made and a shop to buy the finished scrumptious chocolate.

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