The world’s largest indoor rain forest with steamy jungles and waterfalls, two hikes through an area so stunning that it’s been officially designated an AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), ancient and quaint fishing villages from a bygone era, smuggler’s coves and did we mention superb world-class sandy beaches? Welcome to Cornwall!
This is our PARTNER EVENT.
VIDEO (third party) of west Cornwall, showing many sights from our trip:
On this three night trip we will see some of the most enchanting parts of Cornwall. We visit West Cornwall which is renowned for superb hiking along the dramatic and simply breath-taking coastline. We’ll discover the tiny fishing villages dotted along it and we will explore the world famous Eden project where 135,000 plants, butterflies and birds help replicate the environment of a tropical rainforest.
• Gorgeous Victorian hostel overlooking the sea and Coverack fishing village
• Discovering the unique green and red rocks at Lizard Point peninsula (Britain’s most southerly point)
• Hiking to a famous series of mini tidal islands – Kynance Cove
• Two spectacular hikes in an officially designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
• Exploring the time encapsulated fishing villages of Cadgwick and Coverack
• Visiting the Eden Project (optional extra, you can choose to head home earlier on Sunday) – the world’s largest indoor rain forest
Cornwall needs little introduction. Set on a remote tip of England and barely attached to the mainland UK in places, it’s an isolated county that has kept its own Celtic identity and even has its own Celtic language (Kernowek – spoken by about 2000 people).
Its location gives it a very mild climate where palm trees grow and its unique culture, spectacular landscape and coastlines have made it a “must see” UK destination attracting over 5 million visitors per year.
For accommodation we’re staying at a fantastic hostel in the picturesque coastal village of Coverack. Set minutes walk from the sea and high on the hill, it has spectacular views of the coastline.
We’ll be doing two stunning hikes taking in such delights as the Lizard Peninsula, Kynance Cove, The Devil’s Frying Pan, Mullion Cove and the Cornish fishing villages of Cadgwick, Mullion and Coverack.
Thursday 6th July
Head over to our exclusively booked hostel nesting on the hills above the village of Coverack. It is a superb hostel and has stunning sea views.
Friday 7th July
Hike: The Lizard to Coverack
Distance: 11 miles (18km)
Rating: 7 out of 10
Walking time: About 5 hours of walking with several hills.
Although not as long as many of our walks, this hike has some challenging hills along the coastal cliff paths. The walk takes in such highlights as the Devils Frying Pan (a collapsed cave where the pounding waves blast through an opening in the rock), the picture postcard Church Cove and on to the dreamy and sleepy fishing village of Cadgwick. We’ll then hike to the coastal village of Coverack, where our hostel is, for some well earned refreshments overlooking the coastline from our sitting room and of course some cream teas. We start on the Lizard Peninsula and then hike from here back to the hostel (requires a return trip for car drivers to collect their vehicles).
After our hike we shall enjoy a wholesome and delicious home cooked meal in the hostel.
Saturday 8th July
Hike: The Lizard to Mullion
Distance: 8 miles 13km
Rating: 6 out of 10 (8 mile hike), 8 out of 10 (14 mile hike)
Walking time: Approx 3 to 4 hours (8 mile hike)
Starting our hike from the Lizard Peninsula, we’ll embark upon a picturesque walk exploring the West section beyond Lizard Point walking along some very isolated coastline with truly spectacular and breathtaking views.
We shall pass the Lizard National Nature Reserve, the rocky stacks of Kynance Cove – a stunning cove that’s attracted visitors such as Prince Albert and even the poet Alfred Lord Tennyson was a regular visitor here. It’s also featured on the BBCs 7 Wonders program. We’ll progress on past Mullion Island and on to Mullion Cove with its harbour set among the rocky cliff outcrops before enjoying a drink nearby. For those hardened hikers, there’s an option to extend this into a self guided 14 mile hike to Porthleven although the last hour or two will be in the dark so you would need to have a powerful torch and a strong sense of adventure (and you’ll need to pay for the 25 minute taxi ride back too).
The below BBC video explains the unique Lizard peninsula in more detail:
Sunday 9th July
We shall visit the Eden project on the way back to London. The Eden project is an incredible collection of plants from around the world housed within the worlds largest green house and also has the worlds largest indoor rainforest. The figures are staggering – it cost £86 million pounds to build, houses an area the size of 30 football pitches and has 135,000 plants. There are two heat and humidity controlled biomes that grow such plants as banana trees, coffee, rubber, olives and even tea.
We can make a group booking for entry which reduces it to £14 per person. This is not included in the trip price and is paid on the day directly to the Eden Project.
This is our PARTNER EVENT.
What is a Partner Event?
At Curious Kat’s Adventure Club we want to offer you the best variety of events and trips. We have teamed up with other companies who share our enthusiasm for travel, excitement and new experiences.
So while we aren’t the organisers of these events, you should know that we’ve worked closely with our partners to make sure we offer you the best adventures. This means that after paying the deposit via our website, you might be asked to pay the balance directly to the organiser. Once you pay the deposit, all the further details will be sent straight to you.
The price includes:
• 3 nights in single sex dormitory accommodation (4 bed rooms)
• Breakfast on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
• Packed lunches on Friday and Saturday
• Dinner on Friday night
• Hikes by experienced guide
The price doesn’t include:
• Transport between London and Cornwall and during the trip
• Saturday night dinner where we shall go out to sample the local delicacies
• Drinks and personal expenses
• Entry to the Eden Project which we have arranged at a special group rate of £16 each
Price structure: Here at CKAC, we know how hard it can be to save money for that dream adventure, so that’s why we offer a deposit scheme on most of our trips. The idea is that you can pay an initial deposit for your chosen event or trip, in order to reserve your spot, but you are still left with the remainder of the payment, to pay at your own convenience, allowing you more time to save.
Transport, Accommodation Address and Start Time
The trip starts and ends at the venue and you will need transport to, from and during the trip to the hikes. We cannot get involved with private lift share arrangements, but to help members arrange this, you may announce here.
We can recommend the below website if you would like to rent a car for the trip:
The accommodation address is listed at the top of this event page along with the start time. The start time is the earliest time when you can arrive at the accommodation although you are welcome to arrive at any time after this or throughout the evening.
Bedding is included. Towels are available for hire.
Breakfast and packed lunches will be provided for Friday, Saturday and breakfast only on Sunday (The Eden project has a superb cafe with home cooked food where you can buy your lunch on Sunday).
All of our main courses are meat based, but we will have a vegetarian option as standard too.
Please note that we may need to contact you from time to time with important information via email. If you have booked a trip or an event with us, please ensure that you provide us with an up-to-date email address* and check your inbox regularly for any important updates, as you may miss out on critical information ( such as change of venue, time changes, etc.) or might end up missing out on the event altogether! Please note that we will not be able to process any refunds, should this happen.
We also ask that you add our email address, firstname.lastname@example.org, to your contact list, to ensure that any vital information we send to you, doesn’t get sent to your spam or junk inbox. For further information, please refer to section 2.3 of our Term & Conditions.
*Please provide us with these details at least two working days before the event and during our office hours.
DISCLAIMER and T&Cs:
You also confirm that you will be responsible for your own insurance and make sure that it is at an appropriate level for this trip and activities you will be participating in. In addition to your own Personal Civil liability insurance you will need an individual insurance for multi-risk and multi-activity holidays (expenses of cancellation, research – help, repatriation, medical expenses, theft of luggage, etc.) appropriate for the activities to be undertaken as part of the holiday. The general travel insurance is often minimal and rarely adapted to the active holidays. Please check the details with your insurance provider.
BAD WEATHER: With all the crazy stuff happening with the weather recently, please note that we may be prevented from doing some of activities due to unpredictable weather events. If this is the case replacement activities will be offered.
CANCELLATIONS: Please note that unless the event is cancelled the payments are non-refundable as the costs need to be paid in advance. However, you may be able to sell your place to your friends or other group members if you follow this procedure: http://katsadventures.com/#plx_progress_faq_section