So yesterday was the first day of Autumn, but what does that mean for our guests? Well as I write this the sun is still shining and I’ve just got back from the beach – so in some respects things haven’t changed. However, there are definitely less people around! There’s lots to do but here are our top picks for Autumn in our area:
1)Surfing! Well, we are in Cornwall, so surfing has to be our number one. Autumn is the best season to surf in the UK with good swells, warm water and no crowds. We’re really lucky here at Ekopod to be around 20 minutes from 1 of our favourite surf beaches, Widemouth Bay (2017 blue flag award winner). Other favourites close to us are Trebarwith Strand and Crooklets Beach. You can get surf lessons in Widemouth bay with Raven Surf.
2)Looe Music Festival. Cornwall’s biggest music festival kicks off on 29th September. Headlined this year by Lulu and The Happy Mondays. Just under an hour away from us at Ekopod this is a festival in a stunning location.
3)The Eden Project’s beer festival. The Eden project is always a fab day out, but on 30th September you can also combine it with your favourite drinks when it hosts its annual beer festival. Exhibiting over 60 craft beers and local ciders, this year it also has a Cornish Gin bar. Your £12.50 entry includes four beers and a commemorative beer glass and live music.
4) Lydford Gorge . Well it’s actually in Devon, but as it’s only 40 minutes from Ekopod I’m including it on our list of favourites. Lydford Gorge is the UK’s deepest gorge, with stunning Autumn colours, you really get to appreciate the change in season on the 3 mile circular Gorge walk. They also have a Halloween trail from 21st -29th October to keep the kids entertained and the 30m waterfall is also very impressive.
5)Our favourite suggestion though is to curl up with a book here in your glamping pod of choice at Ekopod, light the woodburning stove and relax. The lengthening nights also give you more opportunity to enjoy the starry skies, which were internationally recognised in June when Bodmin moor was awarded ‘Dark Sky Landscape Status’ by the international Dark-Sky Association. You can get inspiration for your book of choice at North Cornwall’s book festival running from October 5th -8th.