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Active activities

There is so much to do outdoors in Cornwall, here are a few ideas for your next trip...


The Cornish Way multi-use trail snakes around Cornwall touching almost every corner of the county but one of its most spectacular trails, the Coast to Coast trail, is just a stones throw from the Emerald.

Running between Portreath on the north coast and Devoran on the south, the trail stretches for 11 miles and is almost entirely on purpose built cycle paths or quiet country lanes. As well as passing through Bissoe Nature Reserve cyclists will enjoy a slice of Cornish heritage with relics from Cornwall’s mining heyday scattered across the landscape. Cycle hire is available from Bike Chain Bissoe Bike Hire.


At the Emerald you only have to step out of the front door to find yourself amongst rolling fields and lush countryside criss-crossed with public footpaths and just a short drive away are some of Cornwall’s most scenic walks.

For woodland ambles head to Trelissick Garden where the steep valley is covered by a canopy of trees set to a stunning water backdrop or pass through Truro to Idless with its beautiful mixed woodland. For coastal views choose a stretch of the South West Coast Path which weaves its way around Cornwall for some 300 miles.

Read more about some of our favourite gardens in our Journal.


Here in Cornwall we like to spoil our golfers. As well as having some of the finest courses on the golfing map, our greens are famed for spectacular views and luckily for us, the Emerald has three quality courses on its doorstep and is within easy driving distance of the county’s elite.

To tee off on a championship course take your pick from St Enodoc and Trevose on the North coast, and St Mellion in the south east of the county where excellence comes assured. For the ultimate golf experience let our concierge service take care of all the details. From booking tee times and arranging lessons to organising post-golf luxuries such as spa treatments and delicious clubhouse meals, we’ll make everything go with a swing!


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