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GCG's Top Picnic Spots

Get your Enid Blyton on this summer with lashing of ginger beer, doorstop sandwiches and slabs of Victoria sponge. The Secret Seven had got their picnics bang on, and threw in the odd crime-busting adventure with Scamper the cocker...

A Wild Swimming Summer

Paraphrasing Cornish literary legend William Golding, and there’s an ocean in all of us. He likens it to an image of our unconscious, but for me - it’s something I feel when I’m physically immersed in water and specifically while...

Walk About St Ives

It isn’t too often we get excited here at the GCG about an app… we love interactive techy things but apps just haven’t gone big on our radar until we discovered something a little...

Brave the bikini for Cornwall's best beaches

We are pretty spoilt for beaches Cornwall. Our GCG favourites are constantly changing with new contenders for the best Cornish beach fighting for sandy supremacy. With the spring sunshine streaming through our HQ windows we are toasting...

Taking to the Waters with Koru Kayaking

When you have no essence of time and your only clock is the changing of the tides along with the position of the sun, you are lucky enough to be experiencing something unforgettable. What makes this occasion even more special is that it...

Top 10 dog-friendly beaches

Easter time isn’t all about scoffing chocolate and trying to remember what we’re celebrating aside from the Easter bunny. For the dog owners amongst us, it also marks that time of year when our four-legged friends are banned from...

Cornwall's Golden Girl: Helen Glover

Hailing from our very own county, Helen Glover MBE made waves in more ways than one at London 2012 when she became Team GB’s first gold medallist and claimed the first ever British Olympic gold medal in women’s rowing. Having only...

Smash it up: Stone Carving

There’s nothing like smashing away at a lump of stone to really mentally relax. Stone Carving with Pete Graham is a real retreat into your own subconscious, as well as a great workout for the...

Padstow Seafood School: Cooking on Gas

Cooking is not my forte, as several guests may tell you, but after a day on the Original Fish & Shellfish Cookery Course I may have an ace up my...

I had a (fully-clothed) thought: naturists would love this place…

Allow me to elaborate. The Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens are an otherworldly, primal experience. A hidden piece of paradise near Penzance, they are a sort of beautiful botanical Narnia that are easy to find if you know where to look -...

Spring Forage & Feast Days 2013

Pull on the walking boots because this Spring Porthminster Beach Café will be celebrating its fabulous location with a series of ‘Forage & Feast Days’ in collaboration with ecologist and forager Caroline Davey of Fat Hen. Courses...

Treasure Trails: Let the treasure hunt begin

Treasure Trails are a giant treasure hunt – a big game of adventure. Maps and clues generate a spark of curiosity which takes you exploring all over Cornwall and beyond. Armed with a Murder Mystery Treasure Trail around Truro, Team...

Ice-Skate Truro

Ice-skating has come to Truro! Set within the gorgeous grounds of Truro Cathedral creating a sumptuous atmosphere is an open-air rink – perfect for whizzing around and spectacularly hilarious...

Thom Hunt: 7th Rise at Tregothnan

Wild food is sexy and getting sexier. The reality however, is that few of us integrate it into our daily diet. Thom Hunt (of 3 Hungry Boys’ fame) believes and lives...

Little GCG: Family Festivities

‘Tis officially the season to be jolly – not just because Father Christmas is on his way, but because of the feast of festive family activities across Cornwall. Beyond grottos galore follow winter fairy-trails, be enchanted by...

3 pubs with 3 walks (walking optional!)

We love this time of year, from the fantastic colours that start to appear on the trees, the warming foods that the season calls for, to the excuse to pull on a pair of Hunters and get out for a good stomp. The best way to enjoy a...

Fal River Festival 2012

Pull on your walking boots and dig out the rambler red socks Fal River Festival is about to begin. A walking festival that knows only the bounds of the Cornish coastline walks of various terrains, difficulties and dog/ family friendly...

Five Perfect Kayaking Spots

If you haven’t explored Cornwall from the water, you are missing half of what the county has to offer. Kayaking is a good starting point for those who didn’t get their D of E gold and aren’t fully au fait with wild adventure. Don...

World Belly Boarding Championships 2012

After the furore of the Olympics, what better way to continue Cornwall’s sporting prowess than with the annual World Belly Boarding Championships at Chapel Porth in St...

From the Greatest Show to the Greatest County - A Cornish Legacy

The flame may have been extinguished but here at Team GCG we want to ignite your sporting side and show you exactly what makes Cornwall so inspiring....