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2 Weeks in Cornwall 2012

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2 Weeks in Cornwall 2012

Flying in fom the States (Arizona) for the last week of June first week of July and staying at a timeshare.

Besides the usual request for what to see and do, I'm a photographer and would appreciate some location suggestions and my wife is a horticulturist who is going through some severe "green withdrawl" so any suggestion along the garden/forest line would also be greatly welcomed

Also where to buy groceries in the Camborne area.

Many Thanks!

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1. Re: 2 Weeks in Cornwall 2012


I presume wanting to know grocery stores in Camborne means you are staying in this area.....?! Camborne has a Tesco store and in nearby Pool there is a Morrisons.

For photography anywhere in Cornwall will offer a photo opportunity!! Camborne is an old Mining area and has plenty of old Engine houses to photograph as does Pendeen, Penzance which has them on the cliff edges....making a very dramatic back drop. Whilst in the Penzance area you must visit the Minack theatre above Porthcurno beach the views from here are captivating! There is St.Michael's Mount, Marazion. As for "greenery" if this is gardens to visit there is another post currently running on this, I've cut and pasted a bit from my post there to help. All the places I've mentioned can be found by doing a Google search. To give you an idea....Camborne to Falmouth 20-25 mins, same to Trelissick and about 25 mins to Marazion a bit longer for Pendeen/Minack.

Hope I've helped a bit :-)


Mawnan Smith (situated just outside Falmouth) has two lovely gardens to see they are:

Trebah Gardens



Glendurgan Gardens


A few miles away is Enys (on the outskirts of a village called Mylor Bridge, nr Falmouth)


Then about 8 miles away heading towards Truro is Trelissick Gardens


Edited: 26 January 2012, 22:48
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2. Re: 2 Weeks in Cornwall 2012

Hi there,

Regarding photography, you can't go wrong in Cornwall. I assume from your post when you say locations you refer to Scenery. In that case, may I suggest you look in to what is known as the South west coast path.although this covers a few English counties in the South West in my opinion the Cornwall section is the most stunning. This is a coastal footpath that takes you through pretty fishing villages and stunning bays as well as clifftop views.

By looking at some of these places for example on google images then this will give you an idea of what to expect. Some of the classic areas that are always popular are the fishing villages/Harbours of St Ives and Padstow and an outcrop of rock pillars known as the Bedruthan steps. Type these locations into google images to give you an idea.

Best wishes


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3. Re: 2 Weeks in Cornwall 2012

Also, have a look on Geograph UK. Click on west Cornwall on the Search map, (SW square) , click again to zoom in to the grid squares of the Ordnance survey map and there are thousands of photos you can browse through for the whole area. Enjoy.


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4. Re: 2 Weeks in Cornwall 2012

Hi there

There's a wealth of lovely fishing/ villages spread around the coastline - check out Polperro, Mevagissey, Fowey, Cadgwith, Coverack, Mullion, Port Isaac, to name but a few. I'd second the suggestion for the Coast path - try the section from Cape Cornwall to Portheras Cove, I walked this a couple of years ago and it takes you right through the heart of the old mining landscapes, with the Crown mines at Botallack, right down almost in the crashing waves.

Check out Charlestown, near St Austell, lovely old working harbour now usually home to square rigged sail ships.



Port Isaac




St Ives, Marazion, Minack Theatre










The Lizard


Lizard Point is a very panoramic location, a 270 degree view. Take a look at St Just-in-Roseland church, probably the most beautifully located church in the UK

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