Kirsty Fergusson enriches your stay with her local knowledge on where to stay, eat and drink and what to see and do. Tips on where to paddle with the tide up wooded creeks to village pubs, on where to discover lost varieties of Cornish apples and on riding a bike from standing stones to swimming holes, provide an intimate picture of this popular tourist destination. As much an entertaining armchair read as a practical guide, this is a personal, slow, tour of Cornwall. Experience crashing waves and glorious beaches, wild moorland and wooded valleys, and the quiet and hitherto unsung byways of the Cornish landscape. Take time to savour the outstanding cuisine and seek out the lively arts scene. Interviews with locals – from blacksmiths and bakers to artists and fishermen – paint an intimate picture of the people of the region.
Award-winning travel writer, Kirsty Fergusson grew up in the West Country, but spent many years living in Greece, Spain and France and more recently, the wildest, westernmost part of Cornwall, not far from Land's End. For many years she has been one of Britain's most popular garden writers, and her friendly and intelligent approach to exploring the secret gardens and landscapes of England and Europe with her readers has brought much acclaim. An expert on Cornish gardens and Slow Food as well as being an intrepid canoeist and occasional cyclist, Kirsty shares the fun of discovering her favourite county without using a car wherever possible.