The Cornwall area has six beaches of wide renown among the 300 beaches that dot the landscape. It is no surprise that a quarter of the county’s economy is derived from tourism. In recent years, the area has become a major attraction in the global tourism industry. The revenue generated from tourism crosses £1 billion on average. Excluding tourism, economic activity is not robust. Mining flourished in the past but has come to a stop.Among the county’s coat of arms are the Cornish Chough , the miner and the fisherman. The Chough, a bird from the crow family, has declined to the brink of extinction, as has the miner. Fishing is also witnessing trouble due to regulations, but tourism is turning out to be the mainstay of the economy.
Activities in Cornwall include fishing, horse riding, golfing, mountain biking and canoeing. There is an abundance of things to do with the hills, parks, lakes and beaches that make it a top-ranking holiday destination. Those on the lookout for farm stays will realize that the choices are incredible, with selections to be made all over the peninsula. The farm cottages are an ideal location for people travelling in large groups. Footpaths in Cornwall are an astounding 4300 km while multi-use trails cover 200 kms. The South West coast path covers 300 kilometres in Cornwall.Among the famous trails in the U.K., is the Camel Trail that runs adjacent to an old railway line. It is one among a number of trails that are labeled as the Cornish Way.
The north and the south of the county have different conditions offering diversity even within the area. In the north, the rivers that make their way to the sea are Camel, Gannel and Hayle. The rivers of the south are the Fal, Helford, Foway and the Tamar. Midway in the peninsula, the coast-to-coast distance is 48 kilometres. This is a walking trail called The Saints’ Way connectingPadstow in the north to Fowey in the south.A walking trail of historic and religious significance is St. Michael’s Way, a route of nearly 20 kilometres. Public footpaths are identified by yellow-coloured waymarks. A blue waymark indicates that the way can be used for walking, cycling and horse rides by the public.
The beach is never far away, when you are in Cornwall. Hotels Cornwall cater to all categories of travellers. The oceans, woodlands and the valleys can be accessed from most hotels.