Bodmin Steam Rail near Ruthern Valley
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Santa by Steam 2017

Father Christmas is visiting Cornwall from 2-24 December, selected days. Join Santa aboard his steam hauled train for a one hour journey. Whilst on board the Elves will invite you to visit Santa in his magical grotto, where all children will receive a special present! A mince pie and seasonal drink for adults. Carols on the […]

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2017 Cornish Christmas Markets & stuff

The Lost Gardens of Heligan – Christmas Fair Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December Christmas is always a magical time at The Lost Gardens and this festive season brings with it the Heligan Christmas Fair, on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December from 10am to 4pm. Heligan’s ethos for showcasing local businesses will be felt […]

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Ice Skating in Eden – through Feb 2017

Ice skating at Eden – Winter 2017/18 OPEN! … until 18 February 2017 Public skate sessions are 40 minutes long and begin on the hour. Price: £7 (adult, 16 and over); £6 (child); £24 (family – four adults and/or children).  NB: a valid Eden admission ticket is also required. Penguin skating aids. “Penguins” are ideal for helping young […]

Truro Christmas Lantern Parade
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Cornish Christmas Lights 2017

Christmas Lights Switch ON St Austell Torchlight Carnival Sat, 18th Nov, 6 pm from John Keay House. 25 minutes away. PL25 4DJ Truro, city of lights Wed, 22nd Nov, (arrive 5-6 pm; 7 pm Lantern Parade, then lights switch on) Eden Project – Festival of Light & Sound Selected days 25 Nov – 24 Dec. Father […]

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Doc Martin’s Cornwall

Port Wenn Nestled in a valley on the North Cornwall coast is the sleepy fishing village of Port Wenn, home to Doc Martin, the grumpy TV doctor. Port Isaac We know it as Port Wenn as Port Isaac, 35 minutes away. And here’s a little known fact: our local Buttermilk Confections of Bodmin has a shop […]

Trethevy Quoit - Neolithic Cornwall
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Neolithic Cornwall

Away from the bustle, away from the beaches, away from the buzz – imagine what it would be like to live in Cornwall 5000 years ago … First, find a high hill — Neolithic Cornwall near Ruthern Valley: Rough Tor, perfect for a picnic.  ± PL32 9QJ. Right across the A30 is Helman Tor.  ± PL30 5DF.  The Cheeserings and the Hurlers, ± PL14 5LL, […]

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Poldark – It’s all about Cornwall!

The hit series shows off some of the most beautiful countryside in Cornwall and you’ll find much of it near Ruthern Valley! Imagine Ross and Demelza in some of these beautiful spots. St Breward (30 min north) and The Hurlers hosted many outdoor scenes. Bodmin Moor is vast and somewhere on the moor is the exterior of Poldark’s cottage, Nampara.  Tregirls beach is […]

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Fowey River Kayak Adventures

Outstanding Natural Beauty and Marine Conservation Explore its Creeks & Backwaters on the high tide – or on the low tide venture down to its historic Harbours & Beaches. On both trips you will be paddling through an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Marine Conservation Area teeming with wildlife that includes kingfishers, herons, […]

Helman Tor near Ruthern Valley
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Best Cornish Picnic spots near Ruthern Valley

Picnic Spots near Ruthern Valley Visit Cornwall has compiled its Top 10 Favourite Picnic Spots and Ruthern Valley is close to so many! Camel Trail, Grogley Halt (3 min) Cardinham Woods (19 min) Polly Joke Beach, Crantock (31 min) Bedruthan Steps (33 min) Fowey Picnic Boat (34 min) Lost Gardens of Heligan (38 min) Two more […]

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Stargazing from Ruthern Valley

No light pollution – great for stargazing Inspired by the Aurora Borealis in Cornwall, we have been doing a little stargazing. Did you know you can see the Milky Way from Earth? On a clear night we can see the Milky Way, Cassiopeia, Ursa Major (The Plow, or The Big Dipper if you’re American), and lots more. We […]