Autumn has well and truly set it, or should I say blown in. And with it we have heard tale of rare birds visiting – recently our bird watchers were getting very excited about a ‘Cat Bird’ sighting – one of only two ever to have been seen in the UK. Summer played host to a particularly high number of less rare creatures – the ‘Holiday Maker’ – often regularly spotted right here at Trevaylor Caravan and Camping Park! But I have to say, they did flock from far and wide – the trio of riders pictured above were from Germany; the other two members of their family were following behind on a tandem.
Take a break this autumn
Take a break
Take a break this autumn. Come and visit the West Penwith and Land’s End Peninsula. Enjoy the shopaholoics delights of St Ives for a spot of retail therapy and then kick back and relax in our friendly little bar in the evenings and enjoy a pint of local ale and a nice home cooked meal… Our bar is still open right until the end of September. Stroll along the uncrowded beaches and enjoy the satisfying glow of an autumnal sunset over the Atlantic Ocean.
Take a hike
Making hay while the sun shines….
Preparing our summer paddock for July and August arrivals. A local farmer making hay from the long grass that needs to be cut short ready for camping.
As the Spring Bank holiday weekend and half-term approaches we are all set to receive a full house of guests here at Trevaylor Caravan and Camping Park, in the far west of Cornwall. The Tin Coast which site on the door step of our lovely little family run campsite is in glorious bloom with both spring and summer flowers of all kinds. The cliffs are awash with bright yellows of the gorse and pinks and whites of Campions and of course the carpets of Thrift are taking shape quite nicely too. The wild garlic is just receding now and being superseded by the deep blue-purple of the late bluebells.
Violets give us the nod before the Bluebells pop up
Bring on the Bluebells to cheers us up!
I am waiting for the bluebells to pop their heads up and say hello – I just love the carpets of blue that appear around our cliff tops at this time of year and coupled with the swathes of the delicate pink of the thrift it really can be a sight to behold.
Easter was a bit of a wash out. It has been one of the wettest late winter/early springs we have had here at Trevaylor Caravan and Camping Park here in West Cornwall. That being said we still had a reasonable turnout – we had some of our regular climbing groups in and plenty of Easter holiday makers on our hardstandings.
Snow has been the hot topic in Cornwall that we have all been talking about for the last week. For our children it provided a joyful, fun-filled few days break from school. The countryside all around us here near Botallack all looked so extra bright and beautiful. When the snow fell on Wednesday our campers were subsequently snowed in for the coming few days. Much frivolity ensued with adults making snow angels by day and snuggling in to the pub to share stories over a few pints by the fire during the evenings. One of our accommodation guests who left for home late that morning was back with us again after lunch, having abandoned his car not far away, stuck on the slippery road. Luckily he was able to work over the internet from the comfort of our cosy cottage until the siege by snow had passed and he was able to return home to Oxford. Our children slid about in the snow on their body boards and our little white dog needed a fluorescent flash jacket on so that we didn’t lose sight of him in the drifts! Most of the white stuff has gone now and life has returned to normality. The kids are back in school and the dog has muddy paws again. Next stop Easter – Our bar will be open, serving Skinner’s real ale and cider. Our full menu will be on the go for evening meals and the bacon butties will be at ready in the shop for breakfast.
Here and now
Winter Sunshine has been the flavour of the last week. Here at Trevaylor Caravan & Camping site in the West Penwith it has been feeling like spring is in the air. The daffodils have popped their nodding vibrant yellow heads up to see us and say hello. The female blackbirds are hard at work pulling worms from the garden lawn; I wonder if they have tiny mouths to feed already; or if they are just preparing themselves for the joys of spring yet to come.
View through a window of The Crowns Mine buildings
Welcome to Winter in West Cornwall and Happy New Year! – we would like to wish you all the very best for 2018. Here on the coast of West Cornwall right in the heart of the World heritage Devon and Cornwall Tin Mining Site we have been experiencing some incredible gale force conditions lately, which if embraced with the appropriate care can be immensely enjoyable and exhilarating. For the thrill-seeking rambler the winds can add an extra dimension to an already breathing taking environment. And for those who really enjoy the extra physical challenge – the often muddy and slippery footpaths offer extra calorie burning opportunities as you traverse the rugged terrain along the St Ives to Land’s End stretch of the South West Coastal Path during this post-Christmas period.
Welcome to Cornwall
As Hurricane Ophelia rustles around our ears we step away from summer and well and truly into autumn. It will be half term for many of our schools around the country next week and no doubt a few of you will be visiting us here in Cornwall from various corners of the country and indeed various corners of the county. Sennen Cove was looking a little ruffled this afternoon at high tide as this well-known seaside village felt the latest hurricane weather bustling through. The waves churned and gurned and many spectators came down to fill up their senses and watch in awe as the mighty storm passed through.
Gone are the gentle summer days now that watched over babes toddling in the gentle lapping waves that often caress the beautiful golden beach there at Sennen Cove. Our summer here at Trevaylor Caravan & Camping Park was busy as ever and I have to say that most of our guests had a happy come what may approach to what turned out to be one of the wettest summers we have had in a while. Everyone seemed determined not to let the weather spoil their hard earned time off and a good time was had by most.
Our newly refurbished club house was a huge success and was enjoyed by many during the season when it was open from March through to the end of September. We served up plenty of our mouth-watering 21 day matured steak and chips and renowned chocolate brownies accompanied by Cornish clotted cream and of course plenty more besides. Skinners Betty Stoggs real ale featured as our flagship tipple and may folks tottered ‘home’ to their tents merrily after sampling a good few pints at the bar.
Alas now we are sailing through the quieter months and have our hardstanding at the ready for all of you who care to pop in and say hello – prepare to be most welcomed by us all here at Trevaylor! We look forward to seeing you soon. Charlie, Michelle, Eva and George.
A secluded Sandy Beach in Cornwall
This wonderful secluded sandy beach lies within 3 miles of our lovely family run campsite. So, if you want to be somewhere like this, far from the madding crowd on your holidays, you can be! You just need to get yourself booked in with us at Trevaylor Caravan and Camping Park. Once you have arrived here and settled in, we can point you in the right direction to get yourself immersed in some of the wonderful scenery that awaits for you right on our doorstep. Literally. We are around 400 meters away from ‘Wheal Leisure’ – ‘Ross Poldark’s’ Mine. Indeed we have had the horse stunt team staying with us for the filming of one of the series. From these old ruins you can walk along the South West Coastal Path to the left – where you will pass through the Kenidjack Valley and come upon Cape Cornwall with its little tidal pool at Priest’s Cove. Walk out to the right from ‘Wheal Leisure’ (Wheal Owles) and the famous Crown Mines and you will come upon Levant Mine with its restored Beam Engine which runs on steam. On beyond from there you will come to Geevor Tin Mine – a great place for children and adults of all ages to learn about Cornwall’s great tin mining heritage. After a cuppa and a homemade pasty perhaps at their glass ended café overlooking the rugged coastline, you can then go on to explore along to Pendeen Light House and further still if you are feeling hungry for more exploration and adventure. Come and see us soon and find out all about it.