5 ways to spend your extra hour in Cornwall


Just a little nudge for you guys relaxing on your last minute UK holidays, that the clocks go back this Sunday, bringing daylight saving to an end this year.

Neutralising the groans of losing an hour of sunlight, are the thoughts of having an “extra hour”...

While it's hard to look past an hour in bed, I'm a believer of getting up and making the most of those 60 minutes, and that should be the same for those of you enjoying last minute UK breaks.

With that in mind, I have 5 alternative ways to spend your extra hour in Cornwall...


Early Morning Swim

Never have the time to exercise? Now's your chance!

Early Morning Swim | 5 Ways To Spend Your Extra Hour In Cornwall

With others taking the opportunity for an extended lay in, your family could have the freedom of the swimming pool for an early morning dip.

Not only is it the perfect way to enjoy some family fun, but you'll burn plenty of calories on an empty stomach and find a spring to your step for the rest of the day.


Family Walk

Winter will be here before you know it so round up the family, wrap up warm, and take a leisurely autumnal walk around the Cornwall coast.

Family Walk | 5 Ways To Spend Your Extra Hour In Cornwall

Whether it's across a stretch of beach, through a picture-postcard fishing village or along the South West Coast Path, a walk will do you the world of good and get you discovering more of Cornwall.

For those staying at Kenegie Manor, I can highly recommend a trip to Land's End and a walk across the rugged clifftops. No visit is complete without a picture at the famous signpost too – one for your holiday scrapbooks!


Beachside Hot Choccy

There's something about being sat inside on a blustery day, with your hands wrapped around a hot chocolate that can't be topped.

Beachside Hot Choccy | 5 Ways To Spend Your Extra Hour In Cornwall

One of my favourite places to do this in Cornwall is Watergate Bay's The Beach Hut, just up the coast from Perran View Holiday Park.

You can order a piping mug of hot chocolate with whipped cream and all the trimmings, while you watch the ocean whip up a fierce swell.


Sunrise Photography

Capturing inspiring photographs depends on good light, and this comes at the golden hours just after sunrise. A bonus of the shorter day is you don't need to deprive yourself of sleep to catch sunrise and the extra hour really helps.

Those staying at St Ives Holiday Village will recognise the stunning shot below.

Sunrise Photography | 5 Ways To Spend Your Extra Hour In Cornwall

There's no reason why you can't create a similar image while on your late holiday deals. It will transfer fabulously on to canvas too, making it a perfect feature for your home.


Explore Cornwall's Gardens

Exploring one of Cornwall's magical gardens is an all day treat, so you can use the extra hour to get there for the gates opening.

Explore Gardens | 5 Ways To Spend Your Extra Hour In Cornwall

Two of the top gardens, Trebah and Heligan, offer visitors an all year round experience.

During autumn, Trebah Garden presents soft white and china blue clouds across Mallard Pond, while The Giant's Head at The Lost Gardens of Heligan cuts an autumnal figure, scattered in orange and brown leaves.

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