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Cornish Holiday May 2002 - page 2

Continuing our Cornwall holiday we stopped off at the Cornish Cyder Farm at Penhallow to learn how cider is made, then visited the quaint harbour town of Fowey.  For our healthy walk day we walked part of the Camel Trail from Bodmin towards Wadebridge.  Oo-ar - hey, we're sounding like real Cornish countryman now!
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Cornish Cyder Farm - oo-ar, ooo-ayr, oooo-aayr
We visited the Cornish Cyder Farm, (no we haven't mis-spelt 'cider') and sampled some lovely cider, then followed the ancient process of cider making on the engrossing guided tour taking in the press house and bottlery, and of course the farm shop.

Choosing some Scrumpy cider in the farm shop
Oh my gosh, just look at all this Scrumpy cider!  Belinda was in her element here, a chance to buy souvenirs for everybody - including herself!  The farm shop at the Cornish Cyder Farm also sold Cornish fudge and many other gifts too.

Sampling Cornish cider in the farm shop at Penhallow
Well, you can't go to a cider farm and not try it.  Mmmm, nice!  (How many times did you sample the Scrumpy?)  The Cornish Cyder Farm is near Newquay at Penhallow and is the largest Cornish Cyder producer in Cornwall.

Fowey harbour front, Cornwall
Next day we had planned to take the ferry across the river at Fowey and do the Hallwalk, a walk around Bodinnick, but because of the rotten weather it wasn't running.  No worries, instead we took a look round this rather charming Cornish town...

South Street in Fowey, Cornwall
...including the old part of Fowey with its steep and narrow winding streets, some cobbled.  We ended up in South Street, full of individual shops, cafés and galleries where we bought some fudge.  This lasted all of five minutes, so we next headed to...

Cornish pub lunch in Fowey
...the pub for lunch, the same Fowey pub Mike remembered downing a pint of shandy some 30 years ago (which went straight to his head!) as a young teenager with his parents.  See our UK tourist resources page for Cornwall websites.

Polruan across the River Fowey
This handy telescope enabled us to look across the River Fowey towards Polruan, a smugglers haven in the olden days.  We discovered the world famous author Daphne Du Maurier lived in this part of Cornwall and loved the Cornish coast here so we...

Fowey: South West Coast Path towards Polruan
...walked a short part of it via the South West Coast Path towards the old castle ruins at St. Catherine's Point.  Pity the ferry wasn't running across the River Fowey, we'd have loved to explore Polruan.  Hey, take a look at our Cornwall video clips page.

At the start of the Camel Trail walk in Cornwall
The Camel Trail is an 11 mile (return) walk from Bodmin to Wadebridge, following the route of a disused railway trackbed.  The weather looked extremely uncertain, but we packed our lunch and waterproofs and went anyway.

Old platform and bridge along the Camel Trail in Cornwall
Notice the puddles on the Camel Trail at Bodmin, yes, it rained - hard!  You can see the old platform to the left in this shot; in fact, we passed many old platforms seemingly in the middle of nowhere and it gave us an attack of the 'whys?'.

Bodmin and Wenford Railway junction with the Camel Trail in Cornwall
This is Boscarne Junction station, where the Camel Trail joins the preserved steam powered Bodmin and Wenford Railway.  Unfortunately the railway's 2002 steaming season didn't start until the following week so we couldn't take a ride.

Changing out of walking boots after the Camel Trail walk
Out of walking boots and back to trainers.  The weather had deteriorated further by the time we completed the Camel Trail walk.
Our Cornish holiday continues with a visit to the popular surfing town of Newquay >>>

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