Cornwall Warnings and Dangers

  • Warnings and Dangers
    by EasyMalc
  • Warnings and Dangers
    by EasyMalc
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    Flying from Cornwall
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Cornwall Warnings and Dangers

  • Narrow roads

    Please be aware when driving in cornwall, that although the locals know the roads supremely well and will often drive like maniacs down it, (with crazy speeds) you most likely do not. The hedgerows close to the edge of the roads are not hedges but dry stone walls covered in a large amount of shrubbery.. your car will come off worse if you are not...

  • Saturdays

    If you plan on making a long journey to Cornwall you probably also plan to stay for a few days, but do check when making daytrips that the attraction you have set out to see is in fact open if your visit is on a Saturday as this is a day when a lot of palaces and gardens can be closed. I have not got any information on why this is, and personally I...

  • Seagulls

    No, this is not a joke. Author Daphe du Maurier wrote "The Birds", which Hitchcock made his famous film version of, based on the village of Polruan on the south coast, and the picture here illustrates only too well the situation in most seaside towns plagued by seagulls which swoop down on innocent tourists to steal their ice creams and pasties....

  • Country lanes

    Even if you are used to driving in England you can feel challenged in Cornwall where you might not have the steep gradients of the Lake District or the North York Moors plateaus that often, but they exist (such as at Sennen Cove and elswhere along the coast). So too does country lanes with sheep, and whilst sheep can run along the main road in a...

  • Watch out for the seagulls!

    This is my Bailey's-flavoured ice cream.Yum.At this precise moment there was a loud *whooooshhh!* and my poor sister's ice cream was nabbed by an over zealous seagull, then nonchalantly dropped on the beach, less than a foot away from a startled beach-sun-worshiper! Cheeky b*gger.I never shared mine with her. Just call me meanie.Visitors (stupidly)...

  • It Really Can be WINTER in England!

    (February, 2004 trip) - On the Saturday morning that I was to leave Cornwall for the drive back to London, I looked out of the bedroom window to see my car covered in snow! By the time I actually got around to leaving, more snow had fallen and the little winding street leading down the hill was totally covered with the wet white stuff. Knowing that...

  • Windmills in a Blizzard

    Different people have different views on wind farms - they generate electricy without polluting the environment but they also spoil its natural beauty in the eyes of some. I actually find that they have a majestic appearance, as the blades of the different towers slowly whirl around. This farm at Carland Cross, located along the A30 just north of...

  • Cliff dangers

    Exploring the coastal cliffs is a favourite pastime of many visitors to Cornwall. If you want to do that, however, remember to observe some rules. First of all, keep well clear of the cliff edge - it may be unstable and slippery. Secondly, don't climb the cliffs without proper equipment and without letting the Coastguard know of your plans first....

  • St Michael's Mount's risky walks

    Walking up the steep cobbled path leading to the Castle on St Michael's Mount can be difficult for the average person, let alone the elderly or infirm. If you don't feel up to it, save yourself the price of the ticket and just admire the castle from below. Even if you feel this does not apply to you, remember to wear good walking shoes. When we...

  • A train trap

    My journey was coming to its end. The train was nearly empty - we were approaching one of the last stations along the route. Already impatient to see Cornwall and my friend, I picked up my luggage and ran to the door. I looked at it and looked but there was no handle to open it with. There was no one near and nobody else seemed to be getting off...

  • Solid Hedges

    To see Corwall in her beauty you need to get off the main (A) roads, be advised though that Cornish hedges are solid!Grass/gorse/blackthorn etc will grow over the hedges, but they are built of stone on an earth bank- if you hit one, your car will lose!When driving down Cornish lanes drive down the side that gives you the best view, always note the...

  • Cover Up Or Burn Up

    It never ceases to amaze me the amount of people that refuse to put on suncream and opt for nothing or even baby oil or cooking oil in the naieve belief that it will help them tan quicker. It will not, it will only make you burn and then peel quicker.A high factor sunscreen is always a good idea, a healthy white skin is far more attractive than...


    Any route you wish to take down to Tintagel beach will involve climbing down rows of steep steps. Fine , its all downhill , but after a long day in the sun and its time to go back into the village before the tide gets you!! . Its a good 20 minute climb back to civilisation!


    As this is England you have tobe prepared for unpredictable weather!! We wewre caught in a few thunderstorms and the sea can be whipped up by strong winds!

  • Working

    O.K. this probably shouldn't go here, but it is worth taking note.If you wish to move to Cornwall and set up home and find work, take note that Cornwall has the lowest pay in the U.K. and the highest unemployment rate too.Work is a struggle to come by, most people get work through people they know, but there is work to be had, if you hold a skill,...

  • Know your enemy....St Ives seagulls

    Seagulls are everywhere and a pain in the butt.They have the tendency of swooping on unsuspecting live targets. When they see food, whether you're holding it or it's in your mouth, they will strike and snatch it away from you... scary but true!My and friends find them amusing. You get to watch the look of surprise, horror and terror on the face of...

  • No camping!

    If you came to Land's End backpacking and need to find a place to sleep (no camping is allowed in this area, a strict fine is imposed), go some km North and will find another little village (St.Just or St.Ives - not sure now) and in the demolished old mine you will be able to find a perfect place for camping.

  • Tin Mines

    Most tin mines in Cornwall are accessible to the public. Please bear in mind that these are very old and stand over a shaft in the ground that the miners used to use as an entrance to the mine. Generally, the shaft will be covered over but, if the covering is a grill and it has been in place for a long time, it may have weaken through the rusting...

  • Do be careful when walking on...

    Do be careful when walking on the beach not to get cut of by the incoming tide.Also the waves can get quiet rough, great for surfing but remember this is the Atlantic.

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