Cornish Bucket List

Lots of attractions and places to visit are operating at reduced capacity or with restrictions so you might be wondering what to-do on your holiday to Cornwall! There are so many things to see and places to visit that there's still plenty to-do lots even when places are restricted or closed. Here's a Wooda Bucket list full of fun ideas to do this summer -

Can You Tick Them All Off This Summer?

We are so lucky that Cornwall is a place where there is nothing to do and everything to do. Go on adventures to places you’ve never heard of before, try something completely new or just kick back on soft white sand for a well deserved rest. After being in lockdown for so long, we’re all in need of some serious fun this summer!

Here’s our list of places to see and things do on your holiday –

Surf in Bude. Watch a Wooda sunset. Go on a Wooda pixie hunt. Swim in the sea. Cycle the Camel Trail. Fish & Chips On The Beach. A Cornish Cream Tea. Doc Martin’s House at Port Isaac. Catch crabs. Explore Tintagel Castle. Try Cornish Rum or Gin. Visit The Eden Project. See St. Nectan’s Glen Waterfall. Visit Land’s End and have a photo beside the sign. Visit a Cornish tin mine. Swim in Kynance Cove, Walk the South West Coast Path. Admire Truro Cathedral. Explore Lanhydrock. Walk to St. Michael’s Mount. Jump into Bude Sea Pool. Have a picnic on the beach. Ride a segway at Wooda. Eat a Cornish pasty.

Go on adventures, find hidden coves. Explore the wilds. Hear nothing but the sea. Disconnect. Make memories that last a lifetime.

Here Are Some of Our Favourites – 

Watch A Wooda Sunset

We are famous for two things –

  1. Exceptional holidays
  2. The most beautiful sunsets!

We are perfectly positioned on the hillside to watch the sun dip into the ocean and it really is one of the best sunset spots in Cornwall! Wrap up in a blanket, pour a glass of wine and watch nature put on a spectacular show.

Find Pixies Hidden In The Woodland

Make that three things we’re famous for – how could we forget our lovely PIXIES!!!

A family of very rare pixies decided to call our woods their home. They have lived with us for years, making pixie houses in the trees and enjoying days out amongst the undergrowth – they love nothing more than saying hi to our visitors. Go on the Wooda woodland walk and count how many you say hi to! You can even take your very own pixie home with you as they’re available to buy from the shop! They do like to stay together so buying more than one is advisable.

Swim In The Sea

Beach: Pedn Vounder

Is a holiday to Cornwall even a holiday if you don’t swim in the sea? We don’t think so! Jump into the sea for an invigorating dip. Throughout the summer months the sea is warm enough to go in without a wetsuit but for those who want to swim for a little long, a wetsuit is a must!

Please make sure you check tide times and that the beach has lifeguard cover before you jump in feet first!

Cycle The Camel Trail

Amble along this flat disused railway line soaking in the stunning scenery! You can hire bikes from Wadebridge  – and cycle the trail to Padstow. This stretch is just five and a half miles longs – the perfect length to build up an appetite for a Cornish pasty in Padstow! On your return route, make sure you stop for a photo beside the stunning waters of the Camel Estuary at before cycling back to Wadebridge for a well deserved ice cream!

How far? 40 minute drive

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See St. Nectan’s Glen Waterfall

A place usually only known by locals but we thought we’d share it with you because if you want to beat the crowds this is a great place to visit and even better if it’s hot! This shaded woodland walk is in an area of outstanding natural beauty and from the moment you arrive, you’ll easily see why. As you walk along the path and it starts to open up, you will see a series of beautiful waterfalls.

How far? 30 minute drive from Wooda.

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Swim At Kynance Cove

Arguably one of the prettiest places in the county this breath taking beach has become something of a hot spot thanks to a YouTube video that went viral. It really is one of the most beautiful places in the entire world. Located on the Lizard Peninsular, it is a fair drive from Wooda so start out on an early journey to make the most of your day. Owned by the National Trust, there is a large car park at the top of the cliff which can often be full on busy days so if you’re trying to avoid the crowds this might not be for you although early morning and late evenings are usually quieter! The beach is only exposed at low tide but the entire coastline is stunning so if you time it right, you could explore the coastline in the morning and return for a rest on the white sands in the afternoon. Please note, this beach is not lifeguarded and there are dog restrictions at certain times of the year.

How far? 1 hour 50 minute drive from Wooda (but worth it)

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Admire Truro Cathedral

Cornwall’s capital city, Truro, is a historic town made up of quaint cobbled streets lined with high-street favourites alongside independent boutiques. At the very heart of the city is a towering cathedral that has beautiful spires that dominate the skyline. This is a really lovely day out as there is so much to see and do. If you have the kids in tow, pack a picnic or pick up a pasty from one of the many bakeries and enjoy playtime in the large park in Malpas.

How far? 1 hour 10 minute drive from Wooda

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Explore Lanhydrock

It’s not always about the beach in Cornwall, if you’re looking for wide open space and quiet, this is your place! Set in acres and acres of Cornish countryside this is a hidden gem that is often overlooked! Owned by the National Trust, this is a great place for peaceful strolls amongst the tress, or pack a picnic and find a quiet spot to while away the afternoon in the open parkland or jump on two wheels and peddle the many mountain bike trails zig zagging your way through the many off-road tracks. Perfect for little ones and teenagers and a perfect haven on hot days that will give you a break for the exposed beaches. Even on busy days, this place is so vast it is easy to find a place away from anyone else so perfect for these socially distant times!

There is also a lovely house that you can walk around but due to the current restrictions this might be closed. Find out more.

How far? 45 minute drive from Wooda

Walk St. Michael’s Mount Causeway

A place of mystery and wonder that has been one of Cornwall’s top visitor attractions for years! St. Michael’s Mount that sits in Mount’s Bay near Penzance. One of the best ways to reach this habited island is on foot at low tide  by walking along the cobbled causeway. Once you reach the island, explore the enchanting gardens and if the tide has returned whilst you have been on the island, hop on the ferry boat that will take you back to the shore.

How far? 1 hour 30 minutes from Wooda

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Swim In Bude Sea Pool

bude sea pool

A Colwill family favourite but if you’re new to Bude this is a place you are likely going to spend a lot of your time! This is a large sea pool that is filled daily with sea water on the incoming tide. It makes a safe haven for children to play and splash and it happens to be located on one of Bude’s prettiest beaches, Summerleaze – sit back, relax and let the kids splash enjoying the delights this pool has been offering to locals and visitors for years.

How far? A hop, skip and a jump or 1 mile if you’re driving it from Wooda

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Whatever you get up to this summer, have a lovely time.


Team Wooda x