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…and long warm September evenings.

Weather Forecasts

With the warm weather set to continue through September we are anticipating some great holiday treats.

The Cornish seas have already been recorded as the warmest for seven years.  According to the Plymouth Coastal Observatory, the water around Cornwall is already 20.1C and is still rising.

Tom Smythe, a scientist at the laboratory says the the mild evenings help to keep the sea so warm.  This good news for September visitors from bathing to surfing, sailing to paddling we can all enjoy even more therapeutic dips for longer.

Take your dog on Holiday

dog-beachThe Lizard is such a fantastic place for everyone including being the perfect holiday destination for your dog.  With 152 beaches in Cornwall that allow dogs all year round, you have plenty of choice.

If you tire of beach fun you can always take your dog on a bike ride.  On the Camel Trail you can take your dog with you on the bike ride, you can hire a dog buggy which can be towed behing your bike if he can’t manage the whole route.

Click here for more dog friendly beaches.

Flora and Fauna, History and Communications

The Lizard is a recognised place of outstanding natural beauty.  With so much to see on healthland, coastal paths, woodland and farmland, there is always plenty to find.  On Goonhilly Downs you can find orchids, butterflies and dragonflies, of lizards and of birds.

On a warm day at the right time of year you might see Cornish heath, green-winged orchids, round-leaved sundew, black-tailed skimmers, silver-studded blue butterflies, or perhaps a kestrel hovering overhead.

Thydrangeashe open horizons and relative height of Goonhilly when compared to the rest of the Lizard have drawn generations upon generations of people here, from the Early Bronze Age to World War Two, and right up to the modern day.

The evidence these people left behind them turns the Downs into a treasure trove of history and archaeology to enjoy at any time of the year. Early Bronze Age barrows, old trackways, a deserted croft and an abandoned wartime radar station are hidden away in the heathland landscape, all under the watchful eye of ‘Arthur’, one of the now defunct satellite dishes built in the 1960s as part of British Telecom’s Satellite Earth Station.

For more information and to download the walks click through to the Lizard site.

On 13th September Phil Harris is leading a walk from Dean Quarry, St Keverne  in the hope to find migratory butterflies and day-flying moths.

We are hoping to find Red Admiral, Painted Ladies, Clouded Yellows, Peacocks, Humming-Bird Hawk-Moths & maybe some rarer species with some luck!

Ring Phil for details 07754 583101

The Exotic Cornish Gardens are filled with colour through to late autumn with amazing blue, pink and white hydrangeas, red rhododendrons and autumn flowering magnolias, the warm climate here means that many exotic plants such as Gunnera (Chillian Rhubarb) grow to over 4m in height.

September is a great time to visit a host of Cornish gardens. Go through to the Top Ten Cornish Gardens.

Summer Festivals in Cornwall

There is something for everyone in September from Carriage Driving at Bocconoc, attracting drivers from around the country to drive in the beautiful grounds of the Historic estate near Lostwithial.

The Food Festival in Truro boasts a host of stars sharing their secrets of the Best food Cornwall has to offer.

The St Ives Festival for a celebration of Music and Art offering a host of entertainment with 300 events over three weeks (beginning 13th September).

For a whole diary of What’s On in Cornwall click through for more information.

£30 Spa Voucher for September

Book a self catering holiday in September and Enjoy a wonderful relaxing treatment at The Walled Garden Spa. We have FIVE Spa Vouchers worth £30 for you to enjoy if you book to come and stay in September.

Please quote this voucher number when you make your booking SEPT30EV.  Please book your Spa treatment when you book your stay at Trelowarren.

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