Autumn is the perfect time to visit Cornwall, with fewer crowds and the hustle and bustle of the midsummer holiday makers now a distant memory. This is also the season when Cornwall reveals its rugged and wild beauty and invites visitors to get outdoors and discover all that this glorious county has to offer.
Autumn in Cornwall is ideal for exploring the hundreds of miles of public footpaths that criss-cross this county. A walk along the South West Coast Path as it skirts the Helford River is an autumnal delight, with views across the tranquil waters of the river and the lush wooded hillsides beyond, the jaw-dropping beauty of this walk will leave you spellbound. En route, why not try your hand at some foraging as Cornish hedgerows are bursting with edible gems such as blackberries, sloes, elderberries and rosehips.
Dog lovers will be delighted that the summer ban that kept dogs from many beaches has now been lifted for the autumn and winter period, so our four-legged friends are now free to enjoy the extraordinary beauty and variety of Cornwall’s beaches. Some of our favourite dog-friendly beaches include the vast stretch of sand at Gwithian, Daymer Bay with its views over to Padstow, and Perranporth’s golden sands.
This is also the season when the Cornish turn their thoughts to festivals and celebrations. Highlights include the Calstock Jazz and Blues Festival from 22nd-25th October and the Truro City of Lights procession on 18th November that fills the city’s streets with paper lanterns and the magic of candlelight.
At Forgotten Houses, we have a range of unique dog-friendly properties available for self catering holidays across Cornwall, so why not treat yourself and your four-legged friend to an Autumn getaway in this most enchanting of counties.