Autumn in Cornwall

As the cooler months creep in it’s well worth remembering that Cornwall isn’t just a county that comes in to life in the summer.
With gorgeous autumnal walks in gardens bursting with colour, exploring the local mining heritage and breath-taking beach walks, there’s always something to see and do.
We’ve found some highlights to help you make the most of your visit…

Gardens, museums and mines

Cornwall’s climate tends to be slightly warmer than elsewhere in the UK, meaning autumn months can often be sunny and bright. We’re spoilt for choice with walks and gardens right on our doorstep here in Redruth.

Tehidy Woods:

One of our favourites has to be Tehidy Country Park – the largest area of woodland in West Cornwall. With more than nine miles of paths and 250 acres of woods and lakes to explore, you can spend hours wandering around taking it all in. Thankfully there’s a café and plenty of parking too.

For more info & opening times click HERE.

Tremenhere Sculpture Gardens

Staying in West Cornwall, if you venture down towards Penzance you’ll find this gem surrounded by woods, streams and dramatic vista as a perfect setting for this 22-acre exotic and sub-tropical garden.

For more info & opening times click HERE.

Poldark Mine

Cornwall’s mining heritage is rich and varied, especially so in West Cornwall. Poldark Mine can be found near Helston and a is museum and tin mine within the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage. Well worth a visit.

For more info & opening times click HERE.

Other favourites include Geevor Mine, Trebah Garden, Trelissick Gardens and the Telegraph Museum.

Saltwater adventures

Whilst many a holidaymaker will make the most of the warm waters during the summer months, the surf is actually much better in autumn and winter.
We’ve some of the best surfing beaches in the UK a heartbeat away from the Penventon Park Hotel.
Check out Porthtowan Beach, which is one of our closest, or Portreath, which is great for those who are learning to surf.
Of course, we couldn’t forget Gwithian, which has plenty of parking and fantastic surfing conditions.

Beach walks

If getting in the water sounds a little too adventurous, then why not enjoy a walk across one of our beautiful beaches. Many Cornish beaches reopen to dogs from October 1 – and as a pet friendly hotel, we believe your four-legged friend needn’t miss out on the fun.

Gwithian beach is not only great for surfing, but also for rock pooling, meanwhile Chapel Porth, which is also local to us, has a dramatic coastline.

A Poldark Paradise

Fans of the television series Poldark will have watched the glory of Cornwall in full technicolour. If you love the show why not stay with us at the Penventon Park Hotel and explore the many locations that are filmed during the programme.

Whether you want to visit the spots in West Cornwall, North Cornwall or the South, you’ll be spoilt for choice as you tour the county.

Find out more about Poldark Tours HERE.

This November:

Fantastic fireworks: There are literally dozens of firework displays put on around Cornwall to celebrate Bonfire Night. One of our favourites is on at Heartlands – a mining and heritage site just up the road from us.

Ice Skating at Eden: Get your skates on and pay a visit to the Eden Project where an ice rink will be available to use throughout November.

City of Lights: One of the most impressive processions in Cornwall has to be the City of Lights, when dozens of hand-made lantern style puppets parade through Truro. One not to miss!


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