I’m really impressed with how many secondhand dog items you can find. I’ve purchased everything from crates and dog guards to harnesses and toys. The cost of owning a dog can soon mount up, so it’s reassuring to know there are plenty of used items available in perfectly good condition, so long as you know where to look. Today I thought I’d share with you my tips on shopping for secondhand dog items.
Remnants of Cornwall’s mining past are plentiful. From old ruins to closed off shafts and disused quarries, there are so many mining walks to explore. I’ve always wanted to see an old mine up close, so decided to walk around Wheal Coates, near St. Agnes, with Woody. Strong gale force winds battered us as we navigated the coast path to Chapel Porth, which made for an amusing and memorable walk indeed!
Woody and I rarely leave Cornwall. With so many beaches, woodlands and walks to explore here, there’s plenty of adventures to keep us occupied! Nevertheless, we recently took a trip up country. Our fluffy friend Marcel le Corgi invited us to join him for a few days in The Cotswolds, an opportunity we simply couldn’t refuse!
DOGSCLOSURE: Marcel le Corgi invited us to join him on his trip with Log House Holidays and Visit Wiltshire. We received a complimentary stay at Log House Holidays, along with a tour with Anne from Tour and Explore in return for this blogpost.
Recently Woody and I attending a dog friendly beach clean with Cornish Creatives. We descended on Perranporth beach to clear up any nasty plastic at low tide. Plenty of dogs came along too, including some of Woody’s favourite friends. They all enjoyed playing together while we cleaned the beach.
DOGSCLOSURE: One Bag Beach Clean gifted us the tote featured in this post. It’s a great initiative, which I explain more about in the main post!
Ever wondered what it’s like to work behind the scenes with Woody and I? I’ve been running The Cornish Dog and freelancing as a photographer and content creator for nearly a year now and have loved every second. I get to be creative everyday, meet new people and share my passion for dogs and Cornwall with you each week. Today I thought I’d share with you a typical day in the life of The Cornish Dog!
Aside from the usual poo bags, keys, and phone, I thought I’d share with you some of our winter dog walking essentials. I’ve included products for both humans and hounds, all of which I find really useful at this time of year. We’ve been really lucky in Cornwall and have been treated to a mild winter so far. Of course, this has influenced our selection of winter walking essentials and a few items have been left off (I’m looking at you uncomfortable waterproof trousers!) Nevertheless, Woody and I have been using these products on a near daily basis and we thought we’d share our recommendations with you!
DOGSCLOSURE: We were gifted Woody’s lead in exchange for a blogpost in summer 2018. I also received free soaps and balms from The Dog and I in exchange for a previous blogpost. Everything else featured I purchased myself. *indicates an affiliate link. I receive a small commission from any purchase made via these links.
The new year is in full swing and Woody and I can’t wait to share more dog friendly Cornish adventures with you. We’ve been thinking long and hard about our goals for 2019 and thought we’d share with you what we’re hoping to achieve.
Kynance Cove is one of Cornwall’s most iconic beaches, attracting thousands of visitors each year. Tourists flock to the cove’s stunning turquoise seas, delightful local café and stunning coastal views. In winter, it’s a more peaceful place and is dog friendly after 1st October. Woody and I decided to make the most of this and paid a visit to the famous cove.
Kynance Cove is situated on the Lizard Peninsula, in south Cornwall. It’s dog friendly from 1st October to Easter Saturday each year. There is a National Trust carpark nearby, which is free for members or a few pounds for non-members.
Talland Bay Hotel is a dog friendly hotel in Porthallow, south east Cornwall. There are 23 rooms in total, boasting beautiful interiors and stunning sea views. All but two of the rooms are dog friendly and there are plenty of walks and beaches to explore nearby. The hotel goes all out when it comes to design, with statement furniture, interiors and beautiful aesthetics everywhere you go.
DOGSCLOSURE: We received a complimentary Wallace and Gromit Break in return for this review. All thoughts and recommendations are our own. Woody and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend visiting Talland Bay Hotel!
Cardinham Woods is a beautiful, mixed woodland near Bodmin in the centre of Cornwall. It’s managed by the Forestry Commission and is the perfect place to explore by bike, foot or with your dog. There are four walking trails to explore here, ranging from 1.5 to 3 miles. We recently paid a visit on our way to Talland Bay Hotel and met up with our friend Twiglet the Sprocker spaniel, who was on holiday in Cornwall for the weekend. The dogs enjoyed themselves so much that we ended up exploring for most of the day and can’t wait to visit Cardinham Woods again soon.
Winter has arrived and the beach ban has been well and truly lifted. Woody and I absolutely adore this time of year. Nothing quite beats bumping into dogs at the beach and there’s something about the community that comes together at this time of year. There are so many beaches at our fingertips now, it can be hard to choose which one to visit! We thought we’d share with you some of our favourite winter beaches. These are places where dogs aren’t always welcome during high season but come to life at this time of year.
Constantine Bay is a beautiful sandy beach near Padstow on the Trevose Head Heritage Coast. It’s a popular place for surfing and is dog and family friendly year round. RNLI Lifeguards patrol the beach at weekends in April but provide a full daily service between May and September each year.