Yes it’s rather bleak and grey out there and the weather is wild but it’s a perfect time to ward off the January blues with a holiday, be it booking for warmer weather months or a last minute getaway with Forgotten Houses. As Blue Monday approaches, so say the most depressing day of the year why not book a last minute deal with us staying in Polwartha Farmhouse or Badgers in Constantine, Josiah’s near Port Issac, St Yse in Tintagel or Lorelei on The Helford and come to Cornwall. Cosy up with a good book by the fire, enjoy a warming lunch at a local pub or enjoy a wintery walk, here’s a roundup of things to do in Cornwall during January.
1. Take advantage of all the restaurant deals available.
This time of year many restaurants in Cornwall offer great lunch and dinner deals, ranging from set menus to half price deals in local pubs, chain restaurants and some of Cornwall’s top restaurants like Fifteen.
2. Enjoy wintery walks without wellies
Cornwall is renowned for its countryside walks but this time of year can see many paths bogged down with heavy rainfall mud and impassable if you’ve forgotten to pack the wellies. There are however, lots of lovely walks on harder ground, perfect for prams and those without weathers, such as the Helston to Penrose walk, Falmouth Headlands, Camel Trail, Penzance to Marazion and of course many National Trust properties.
3. Enjoy indoor attractions
Cornwall has definitely catered for its wet weather days (don’t let its reputation for mizzle put you off, it doesn’t rain that much!) with museums, heritage sites and leisure facilities such as The Maritime Museum in Falmouth, Heartlands in Pool, National Trust Houses such as Lanhydrock, Trerice and Trelissick and of course The Eden Project which has the added bonus of being warm too!
For a full list of winter attractions visit https://www.bestdaysoutcornwall.co.uk/attractions/winter-attractions
4. Wave watch from a safe distance
The sea is spectacular this time of year but with it comes many dangers of getting too close to admire its power, why not cosy down in a nice cafe, pub or restaurant and admire the waves in the warmth. There are many spectacular coastal places with unspoilt views across the water, try Hooked on the Rocks in Swanpool, The Wateringhole in Perranporth, The Beach Hut at Watergate Bay, and Porthleven you may even surprisingly spot Dolphins this time of year!
5. Wintery Beach Walks
When the rain subsides and the sun shines an invigorating Beach Walk all wrapped up is one of Cornwall’s luxuries this time of year, topped off with a warming hot chocolate at the end it’s a great family activity too.