Cornwall in August

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  1. snailtrailer

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    We are thinking of putting our names down for the Ilfracombe meet and want to make a three-week holiday in that area.

    Would Cornwell be full up in August during the school holidays? Would Dorset be a better choice?

    What have other Funsters done following on from the Ilfracombe rally?
    Ideas wanted please,
     
  2. PenelopePitstop

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    It will be busy but you should be OK for sites. We've never had a problem getting in anywhere without booking ahead.:Smile:
     
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    Will depend on the weather. BUSBY:Laughing:
     
  4. Wildman

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    Other funsters are staying for three weeks so no problem extending your stay if you wish to as long as we know in time. Have a look at previous Ilf rally threads to get an idea of what is about the area. Ilfracombe is in North Devon by the way Cornshire is further south and full of cornish pasty eating yokles, hee hee.
     
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    Watch it wild man..!!!!. The Cornish "Mafia" can find you !! And you WILL be Exterminated !!!
    Mitch.. :Angry:
     
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    so its a pasty bake off is it Miitch:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
    I love cornish pasties by the way it was intended to be a compiment
     
  7. rangitira

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    We live in Cornwall:Sad: In August;
    The roads in Cornwall will be sheer hell, especially on "changeover day", prices will be sky high, to park in a Council Car Park you'll need to take out a 5th Mortgage. It's also very hard to find a public Toilet open.

    From April to end September we avoid Newquay (Teen Age Drunks vomiting and swearing) Falmouth, Truro, Penzance and Padstow.
    We go to the little known places that are off the tourist map and the small country Pubs not so well known.

    OR we go to Dorset or South Devon, plenty of places there to get lost in.
     
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    I definitely agree with the comments about Newquay. Lovely place out if season, with free parking by the golf course above Fistral Beach, but full of yobs during the main holidays and best avoided. However, there are loads of places which are worth visiting and which are too far off the beer and burger track to attract the great unwashed. You could try the Lizard peninsula, (Henry's, or Little Trethvas are both good) or the Roseland peninsula (Veryan club site or Treloan at Portscatho) or Mother Iveys up on the Constantine peninsula. There is a club site at Sennen Cove too and a better private site a few hundred yards down the road towards Sennen. Another one is Kennegy Sands, near St Michaels Mount. Happy hunting! :thumb:
     
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    Make your way to Falmouth at the end of July for the 2014 Tall Ships Race (Start). All those magnificent tall ships in full sail, magical site.


    http://www.falmouthtallships.co.uk/
     
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    Sssssshhhhhh!:RollEyes: Already got my place reserved at Castle Point:thumb:
     
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    Mind you:RollEyes: Perhaps the "Stack" would be better, can't see them putting their sails up until they clear Black Rock:Smile:
     
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    Yes, thats true, but it should be a spectacular sight wherever you watch it from on the sea front.

    I hope to be down for the event but it clashes with the Bournemouth Air Festival.
     
  13. HymerB544

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    I think we will take the van down to Treloan on the Roseland, cycle to st Anthony's Head and watch from the battery....with a suitable picnic ,:BigGrin:
     
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    Well - we were there at the Cornwall DA THS - it was the most amazing location! Thank you to everyone who gave their time to make this such a wonderful event. The Tall Ships (and the rest of the flotilla) were amazing .....
     
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