Being outside in Cornwall is one of our favourite pastimes – and, let’s be honest, you can do it at any time of year.
But isn’t it so much better once the sun comes out?
It’s fair to say it’s been a cold, stormy, windy winter and we’re all pretty glad to be on the other side of it (and, minus the odd April shower, we’ve been doing okay).
So, one of our favourite things to do once spring hits is to get outside and make the most of Cornwall by foot.
With miles of stunning woodlands, coast paths and moorland to explore, the Duchy is a haven for fans of walking, as nature begins to wake up and add colour to our landscape again.
And, fortunately, there are a number of places to explore just a short drive from The Plume, including the beautiful Ladock Woods.
Located just a few miles from our front door, the woods are ideal for the whole family (including the dog) to explore of an afternoon, or for a quiet stroll with your better half.
While there, discover the local Ladock Holy Well and imagine the moment a large golden nugget (the biggest of its time) was once discovered in the tin streamworks on the River Ladock – you can even go and see the necklace it was made into after at the Museum of Cornwall in Truro.
Like much of Cornwall, this area is certainly filled with history and atmosphere and we reckon it’s the ideal place to start getting back outside after the darker months.
The best part? You can even stop by The Plume for a delicious Sunday roast on your way home – just give us a call on (01872) 510387 or go online to book.
For directions to Ladock Woods from The Plume, head out of the village towards the A30 to Truro and turn right, following signposts to Ladock.
Follow this road for about three miles (with the woods on your left) down to the Ladock Woods car park, which will be found on the left.