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The Lizard is a wonderful place to holiday at all times of the year.                          In the autumn the temperature is much milder than other parts of England.We have strawberries ready to pick and primroses in bloom in October!The beaches and coastal paths are much quieter after the summer season but with the warmth of an Indian summer in sheltered spots its perfect to sunbathe.We have many stunning woodland walks in the ancient twisted oak forest on the banks of the Helford river where the rich amber and russet colours of the leaves form a thick blanket on the wood land floor ideal for scuffing and a perfect home to the many varieties of mushrooms and fungi to waiting to be discovered  

In the winter months we have magnificent crashing seas and winter storms.There are deserted beaches(all of them dog friendly after October 1st) and in the country pubs and restaurants you can snuggle down around roaring log fires whilst sampling the local beers and ciders and  tasting the fabulous hearty local dishes on offer         From mid November onwards, starting with The Truro City Of Lights we have the candlelit processions and Christmas lights "switch ons" which is a big event in these parts.Just about everyweek leading up to Christmas there is a ceremony of some sorts as another village celebrates this season of twinkling lights.Our local craft shops are ideal places to search our unusual christmas presents but craft markets abound at this time of year,some of the best at Trevarno Estate and Lemon Quay in Truro.            The ancient Nadelick celebration of Cornish customs,dancing and medieval music at Pendennis Castle is not to be missed and many local Cornish carol sing-a-longs in local pubs and restaurants (Join us with The Cadgwith singers and we will provide the words but the tunes are quite different again!)  

       

 In the spring the fields on this part of The Peninsula are a mass of dazzling yellow daffodils.Spring comes very early here-we are talking about February onwards!Many grown for their bulbs are left to flower and die back to strengthen the bulbs and we benefit from their amazing display of colour.                                                      Soon after the lanes and hedgerows burst into flower with an incredible show of colour from primroses and violets,through to fox gloves,pink campions s and cow parsley then the pungent  Alexanders and buttercups.The  woodlands too are  carpeted with bluebells,green leafy ferns and sprouting new leaves everywhere.There are a plethora of festivals to celebrate spring from Hooby Hoss to Flora Day and Maisey Day to Trevithick Day.The Daphne Du Maurier festival touches or shores with the involvement of the Kestle Barton art Gallery

The summer brings long lazy days to relax on the beaches or read a book in our own meadow which is a mass of wild flowers by the end of May.                                   There are basking shark and dolphins to be sought out in the bays and the choughs nesting and fledgling on the cliff caves at Lizard point                                           For those who are after an active holiday this is an ideal season for kayaking,diving, coasteering, wind surfing,and horse riding.Spend time watching the boating fraternity competing in yacht races at The Henri Lloyd Falmouth week or take to the water yourselves with our suggested sail or motor boat hire companies.                           There are many regattas throughout the summer months,RNLI fun days at many of the harbours,fish barbeques in the coves and even a Vintage Steam Rally.                RNAS Culdrose has its famous Air Day in July and the magnificent Ox Roast in St.Keverne, accompanied by the award winning Siver Band on the 1st Wednesday of August. There are open air theatre events at Trelissick Gardens, Trelowarren, Roskillys,Knee High Theatres summer home of The Asylum and of course the amazing cliff edge theatre of The Minack has a programme of theatre throughout the summer