Autumn in Cornwall

Who doesn’t love autumn? With the sun lingering long into the season, the trees showing off burnt red and bronze cloaks and crowdless beaches void of footprints, the word “glorious” comes as no exaggeration.

Cornwall’s Autumn Colours

With a final golden flourish before their leaves fall, the trees around Cornwall treat onlookers to amazing displays in autumn. Parading deep reds, orange and golds, the landscape completely transforms with autumnal embellishments. Ideal for photographers looking to capture a unique portrait and a beautiful backdrop for crisp autumn walks, Tehidy Country Park, Cardinham Woods, Glendurgan Gardens and St Nectan’s Glen are just some of our favourites for rich autumn colours.

A Belly Full of Food

Be it a warming country pie topped with a buttery crown, a smorgasbord of Cornish cheese served with a glass of red or a plate of the fish of the day, there’s nothing better than treating yourself to a hearty meal after a day in the fresh air. One of the most famous county’s in England for its incredible fare, you will never be too far from a great local eatery in Cornwall, serving up wholesome local dishes to fill your belly. That said, if you fancy trying a new recipe, all of our luxury cottages in Cornwall are fully equipped, so you can cook up a storm surrounded by sumptuous home comforts.

Wild Foraging  

Speaking of food: foraging is a great way to engage with nature and, if you are lucky, you will be rewarded with delicious treats in return. Particularly fruitful, autumn in Cornwall proffers a variety of amazing foods that can be foraged in all sorts of places. From edible seaweeds to plump mushrooms to hedgerows thick with juicy berries, you will find plenty to fill your baskets. To help you on your way, companies like Incredible Edible, Cornish Wild Food and Fat Hen host foraging events, sharing top tips and local secrets.

Surf’s Up

With summer often misconstrued as the warmest month for dips, autumn actually offers up the warmest sea temperatures. Having enjoyed months of sunshine, the waters around the coast are at their balmiest (providing storms don’t roll in early!) and with swells getting bigger, autumn is the perfect time to grab your board and paddle out. If you are still learning the rails, many of Cornwall’s surf schools operate in the autumn, so you can glean some expert advice and build your confidence gradually.

Autumn Festivals

Of course, autumn in Cornwall wouldn’t be complete without the excellent line up of events each year. In October, the county enjoys a number of music and foodie festivals, as well as multi-generational Halloween celebrations. Read some of our Halloween tales from Cornwall and the South West to get you in the mood! In early November, Bonfire Night firework displays take place from country to coast, while later in the month you can look forward to the start of the county’s Christmas markets too.

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