Walk Newquay – we'll show you a different side of this historic town

Thursday 22nd October

Start: 1:15pm Trenance Heritage Cottages

Finish: 5:00pm, back at the cottages – with a Cornish Cream Tea

We love Newquay – but we know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea and we want to convince you otherwise…

Come and find out why you too will love Newquay. Come and discover the heritage of this old town, formerly known as Towan Blystra. Look up and you will see beautiful old buildings, understand how it was because of the railway station and the harbour’s impact on the town that its burgeoning tourism economy was established. If you already live here, this is a perfect opportunity to really uncover your town and learn about places of interest and fascinating facts – all of which you can share with your guests.

Organised by Cornwall 365 and Newquay Bid, we invite you to join us on this eye-opening walk of Newquay led by 2 notable, highly-informative, local characters – Jill Anstey (Blue Badge Guide) and Len Sheppard (Newquay Heritage Archive & Museum and Newquay Old Cornwall Society).

We will start the walk with a short talk at the wonderfully restored Trenance Heritage Cottages, and then in the footsteps of our guides we will tread, taking in the Railway station, the Tram Tracks, the Harbour, Huer’s Hut and other places ending up back at The Garden at Trenance Cottages – where a scrumptious homemade Cornish Cream Tea awaits you.

The walk will be at a steady pace and we will be covering a good distance. Len & Jill are fonts of knowledge and will therefore join us for the Cream Tea afterwards should you want to delve further into Newquay’s history.

As always, the Cornish weather is likely to be unpredictable, so appropriate clothing and footwear is advisable, as well as a bottle of water. If in the event we encounter extreme weather and feel the walk would not be advisable, we have a Plan B, but hopefully the day will be fine.

Cornwall 365 is a cultural tourism program so it means that this event is for people and businesses working in the tourism sector. We want you to come along, enjoy yourself, find out how to find out more, and then go tell your visitors how they too can enjoy Cornwall’s culture and heritage. Places are limited and will therefore be restricted to 2 per business, unless you are a larger visitor facing organisation. Please contact us for clarification.

The whole event and cream tea are free.

When replying, please tell us your name and the name of the business you work for.

Closing date for responses is THURSDAY 15th OCTOBER
For further details, please contact Charlie Gray: info@cornwall365.org.uk



40 Trenance Rd, Newquay, Cornwall TR7 2HN, UK

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