5 Things to do in Spring in Cornwall

5 Things to do in Spring in Cornwall

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We love the spring time here at Kernow Sausage HQ. When the beautiful daffodils start to pop up all around the farm we know that the sunshine is on its way. To celebrate the arrival of spring here in the Westcountry we’ve put together a short guide about things to do in spring in Cornwall. Enjoy!

1. Have an adventure…
Spring is a great time to brush off the cobwebs and challenge yourself to venture into the great unknown. Cornwall is well known for its stunning landscape of rolling hills and picturesque beaches, which makes it a great place to go exploring. The National Trust offers some excellent guides to short walks around The Lizard with breath taking views and longer routes such as ‘Hall Walk’ from Fowey Estuary to Pencarrow Head, among others.
If you’re keen for a real thrill, why not sign up to a coasteering group with Kernow Coasteering or Vertical Descents and try your hand at climbing, jumping and swimming around the Cornish cliffs. Exhilarating and extremely good fun, this is a great activity that allows you to see the coastline from a whole new angle.

2. Feed your inner Foodie…
I’m among those that firmly believe Cornwall to be the foodie capital of Britain. With so many esteemed restaurants scattered about the county, including Paul Ainsworth at No. 6 and Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen, it’s hard to argue otherwise. On your quest for culinary genius, don’t overlook the fabulous menus at hotels such at Bedruthan, The Scarlet, Watergate Bay or The Alverton, where the food on offer is first class.
Porthleven Food & Music Festival on Saturday 26th April is always worth a look with its colour array of local food producers, celebrated chefs and live music. If you’re more into home cooking, flick through The Great Cornish Food Book or The New West Country Cook Book for some inspirational recipes using the best local and seasonal ingredients. My motto is to always keep your tongue on its toes.

3. Revitalise and refresh…
Now is the perfect time for a little pampering ready for summer. There is no better way to relax and de-stress than with warm bubbling water and calming aromas. Treat yourself to a soothing cocoa chocolate wrap or a luxury organic dark chocolate facial at The Headland, or an exotic lime and ginger salt glow therapy at Carlyon Bay for a truly indulgent day. You can also get your hands on some goodies from The Little Cornish Bathhouse and Soapery, based out of Mevagissey, for a luxury spa experience at home.

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4. Dust off the BBQ…
Sunshine is here and the summer is near, which means it’s time to dig out your BBQ and get those coals burning. You can find our Cornish BBQ Packs at various retailers across the county including Humfrey’s Farm Shop in Tregony, Mawnan Smith Post Office, Helford Stores, Cakebreads in Gorran Haven and Trethem Mill on the Roseland. Alternatively you can always stock up via our online shop for award-winning sausages including our famous Original Cornish Hot Dog with sweet and smoky paprika. Try our recipe for a Chilli Cheese Dog or BBQ Hot Dog and celebrate with a sizzle.

5. Go to the beach…
You may want to save the bikini for June, but in the meantime there is plenty of fun to be had at any of our gorgeous Cornish beaches. Rock pooling is a fantastic way to get up close and personal with the local wildlife; see if you can spot the snake-locks anemone or velvet swimming crab.
North Cornwall is also famous for its surfing of course, an increasingly popular sport which can be incredibly rewarding. Learn from the best at Wavehunters in Polzeath or Harlyn Surf School and you’ll soon be gliding across the waves with style and grace… hopefully.
If you have little ones or are venturing out into the sea, you might want to check which beaches have lifeguard cover during spring first.

For more spring inspiration take a look at our newest Pinterest board.