Nine Countryside Date Ideas In Cornwall

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
Nine Countryside Date Ideas In Cornwall

Cornwall! With its rocky coastline, sandy beaches, beautiful countryside and plenty of destinations for cream teas and fish and chips, it’s the perfect holiday destination for countryside lovers from across the UK. Cornwall is about more than just surfing though. In today’s blog post we’ve put together our favourite ideas for enjoying the fresh air – whether you love a gentle stroll or fancy something a bit more adventurous. These are all fantastic places to enjoy solo or with friends. Or, when you know your muddy date a bit better, why not head there for a wonderfully romantic, outdoorsy date?

1. Zip Wire Trip

SkyWire at Eden promises half a mile of pure exhilaration. Harness up 100 metres above the ground, right above the Eden Project’s unique biomes, and you’l cruise an unforgettable 660 metres at speeds of up to 60mph. See the Cornish countryside and coastline in a way you’ve never seen before. Find out more and book your flight here.

2. Coasteering

Where better to indulge in a spot of Coasteering than Cornwall, with mile upon mile of rugged, totally beautiful coastline? Whether you’re a total novice or a pro, Cornish Rock Tors have something to offer. You’ll get to mix up your coastal adventure with discovering secluded coves, exploring exhilarating whitewater, chancing on unexpected caves, and taking the plunge from some of the team’s favourite jump spots. Take a look here to plan your coasteering adventure.

3. Stand-Up Paddleboarding

The Lizard peninsula is a gorgeous place to take a SUP safari – deep blue waters, plenty of nooks and crannies to explore and the possibility of maybe even spotting a seal. There are so many inland creeks and rivers to explore too. We love the idea of a paddle upstream on the Helford river where the quaint historic quay, chocolate box cottages and stately mansions and leafy canopy are sure to charm you. See what’s on offer with WeSUP here.

4. The Camel Trail

Cornwall’s Camel Trail is a dream for cycling enthusiasts. 18 miles of beautifully surfaced, mostly traffic free cycling, along a disused railway line between Wenfordbridge, Bodmin, Wadebridge and Padstow. This is a great date idea too, as its level route is accessible to all levels of cyclists and there are plenty of watering holes along the way. Find out more here.

5. Surfing

No trip to Cornwall could be complete without catching the surf. The North coast is best known for its waves, but don’t forget to check out what the south has to offer too. Harlyn Surf School offers great courses for everyone from novices to experts, no matter what your age, and they provide all the kit too. Get in touch with them here.

6. Adrenalin Quarry

As you might expect, Adrenaline Quarry offers plenty of opportunities for adrenaline over a disused, flooded quarry. We love the sound of The Giant Swing, which defies gravity and sends you from sky high to freefall in seconds. Plummet over the cliff edge then feel zero gravity as you drop backwards over the lake. Truly terrifying. Why not try your hand at axe throwing whilst you’re there too? Plan your trip here.

7. Skydive Cornwall

With the soft sands of the beach as your drop zone, Skydiving in Cornwall is a wonderful place to have a go at this thrilling sport. Book a trip with Cornish Parachute Club, who offer tandem jumps as well as training if you’ve a real addict. Get in touch with this family-run team here.

8. Horse-riding on the beach

Take life at a gentler pace with a romantic horse-ride along the Cornish shoreline. Close to Perranporth on the north Cornish coast you’ll find Reen Manor Stables, who offer rides along three glorious sandy miles exploring the sea and dunes. If you get the riding bug then book on to one of their inland rides which winds through the Cornish countryside to a thatched pub where you and your horse can find refreshment. If you want to feel like you’ve stepped back in time, book your ride today here.

9. Coastal Walks

You are really spoilt for choice in Cornwall, with every stretch of coastline offering a beautiful, inspiring view. Head to the incredible bay at Porthcurno with its pure blue sea and sugar-white sand and walk along to Land’s End. You’ll pass the Minack Theatre, hewn out of rock. Pass through charming villages and over sandy beaches before making your way along cliff-top fields, enjoying views of dramatic rock arches and monoliths before arriving at Lands End. A handy pub/restaurant – The Land’s End – is a great place to slake your thirst.


After all that, you’ll be in need of some fuel to replenish your energy levels. For a slap-up cream tea with an ocean view, head to Godrevy Cafe, or for some steaming hot fish and chips we love Harbour Fish and Chips in St Ives.