Polperro is a picturesque fishing village in south east Cornwall. It’s quintessentially Cornish with its working harbour, narrow streets and plenty of character. The village comes alive during summer, with local vendors, fishing trips and community events. It’s incredibly dog friendly and well worth a visit. A beautiful example of a traditional Cornish village.
Hannafore beach is dog friendly throughout the year. Situated in west Looe, it’s just a short walk away from the hustle and bustle of the town. There are plenty of amenities and facilities nearby, making Hannafore beach perfect for all the family. We enjoy visiting Hannafore beach throughout the year, it’s a great place for your dog to let off some steam!
Crantock beach is a National Trust beach just outside Newquay. The river Gannel runs through the sand, with crystal clear water that glows a stunning turquoise under the sun. It’s is dog friendly all year round and there are seasonal RNLI lifeguards situated at two points; one on the Gannel and one overlooking the sea. [Read more…]
I’ve been a professional photographer for a few years now. Since leaving university and freelancing, I’ve noticed that photographers aren’t always credited for their work. Woody and I work with pet friendly businesses from time to time, creating blogposts, videos and photographs. We love working with businesses across the UK but have a particular love for Cornish companies. I’m fortunate to have worked with so many incredible brands since starting The Cornish Dog and am grateful for their understanding when it comes to credit. I know it can be confusing at first, so I wanted to create this post to outline the ways to properly credit your photographer online. [Read more…]
Looe is a lively seaside town in south east Cornwall. There’s plenty to see and do throughout the year such as the annual Raft Race in the summer and festive celebrations in the winter. The town is split into east and west sides, with its working harbour on the Looe river between them. Fishing is the main industry on the port, with a weekly fresh fish auction held on the quayside. 47 vessels make up the fishing fleet, including trawlers and hand line boats. There are plenty of pleasure cruises to enjoy to, many of them dog friendly.
Summer is in full swing here in Cornwall, which means plenty of warm weather, long evenings and excuses to get out and explore. There are so many dog friendly beaches all over the county and I thought it was high time we shared some of our favourites! Each week, until the end of summer, we’ll share with you a new dog friendly beach from across Cornwall. To kick things off, where best to start than our all time favourite, Grebe beach! [Read more…]
Penbugle Organic Farm recently invited us for a two night stay in one of their Wigwams. Situated in St. Keyne, close to Liskeard and Duloe, the farm is the perfect place to set up camp if you’re looking to explore South East Cornwall. They’re dog friendly of course and offer a range of Bell Tents and standard camping pitches on site. [Read more…]
When I moved back to London after university, I left a huge part of me behind in Cornwall. Over the coming months and years, I slowly lost myself. I felt anxious, lost and depressed – qualities that have never really been my jam. Fast forward a couple of years and I took the brave decision to move back to the Duchy. Since then, I’ve been slowly finding my style, both in work and leisure. With Woody by my side, things have changed in ways I could never have predicted and I’m finally feeling more me.
We’ve come across plenty of lost dogs in Cornwall while out on our walks, or owners desperately out looking for pets who have run away. I always stop and help if I can, as I understand how worrying it can be. Losing your dog is a traumatic experience, particularly in Cornwall where there are plenty of hazards. It’s a scenario that’s always playing at the back of your mind as a dog owner. Do you know what to do if you found a lost dog in Cornwall? Today I thought I’d share with you some of our tips. [Read more…]
Woody seems to have acquired quite the collection of stuff since I adopted him. I’ve come to realise that we only use a handful of his belongings on a regular basis, which prompted a much needed sort through of his things. Today I’d like to share with you some of our tips for decluttering with your dog. [Read more…]
We’d heard a lot about Dog Fest through social media and our dog blogging friends. When we realised Bristol would be the host of the first Dog Fest West, I thought it was the perfect opportunity for a trip up country. Bristol is about three hours from Cornwall, or where we live at least! I decided to book us an Airbnb for a couple of nights, to really make the most of our stay.
Summer is upon us and the long, lazy evenings are a welcome change to the cold and damp winter we’ve had in Cornwall. It’s also my first summer with Woody by my side. We’ve managed to navigate the beach ban so far and are looking forward to more adventures in the coming months! With the summer solstice fast approaching, I thought I’d share some of my summer dog walking essentials! [Read more…]