10 things to do in Cornwall this month


1. Many towns and villages around Cornwall are still illuminated by their Christmas lights up until late on the 5th January.  Enjoy the Christmas Lights in your area. Mousehole and Angarrack are just two of the spectacular displays. See details on our Christmas Lights page

2. Go for a walk, a cycle ride or a ride with your horse along one of Cornwall's multi-use trails or enjoy a lovely coastal walk (weather permitting).   There are trails and walks in every area of Cornwall so choose one near you and have a great time. A perfect way to exercise away your New Year's festivities.  See our lists of trails and walks on these pages: Cycling, Walking, Horse Riding

3. Don't forget to get out and about with your four-legged friends over the New Year period. From the 1st October each year almost all of Cornwall's beaches are dog friendly.  Go along to your favourite beach and give your four-legged friend a wonderful time.

Don't forget the ball!  Visit Dog Friendly Cornwall to see a list of all the beaches in Cornwall and their dog friendliness.

4. Have a great time joining in (or watching) the Annual New Year's Day Swim at 12 noon from Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth.  See details in our What's On Diary.

5. Visit the Tattoo Exhibition before it ends on the 7th January at the National Maritime Museum, Falmouth.  Visit our Falmouth Events for details.

6. Join a walk with one of the many walking groups in Cornwall including locations around Truro, Bodmin, Lizard, Marazion and Watergate Bay.  Visit our What's On Diary for details of January's walks.

7. Enjoy a Dog Show, whether you have a four-legged friend who deserves to win a rosette or you want to spectate and cheer on the dogs and their humans. Fun Dog Shows at Goldsithney and Redruth. See our What's On Diary for details.

8Join a beach clean at Hayle Estuary or Chapel Porth, near St Agnes. Visit our What's On Diary for details

9. In Truro, raise money for charity by taking part in a Scenic Car Tour around South Cornwall or an evening soiree to launch the Victory Grand Tour.  In aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.  See our What's On Diary for details.

10. Help the Cornish Ancient Sites Protection Network on one of their clear ups, keeping one of the Land's End peninsula's archaeological sites in a good state for visitors.  There is only one clear up every month. See details in our What's On Diary

And an extra special event this January is Truro's City of Lights, postponed from November. Enjoy the spectacular display and procession at the City of Lights in Truro. See our Truro Events Diary.

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