Lobster Hatchery
A visit to Padstow would not be complete without experiencing marine conservation at its best at the National Lobster Hatchery on the quayside. Since the NLH opened in 2000, its research into marine hatchery and the lobster-restocking project are key to the marine environment in Cornwall. There is a wealth of information on offer about lobsters and marine conservation, with their resident giant lobster, ‘Dai the Claw’, and Spider Crabs to keep all ages intrigued. Visit their website for prices and opening times: www.nationallobsterhatchery.co.uk

Camel Valley Vineyard
At Camel Valley we’ve been producing award-winning, world-class wines in a beautiful corner of Cornwall for over 15 years. What is it that makes our wines so good? It’s really quite simple – an idyllic setting on sun-drenched slopes near the famous Camel River; excellent grapes that perfectly suit the soil and climate; a respect for traditional vineyard practices, combined with a modern approach to wine making, and, most importantly, a passion for creating wines that provide pure pleasure. Website: www.camelvalley.com

Padstow Cycle Hire
Padstow Cycle Hire offers modern, safety-checked cycle hire on the Camel Trail and around the Padstow area. We offer cycle hire and bikes for all ages and abilities, so whether you are looking to explore the Camel Trail, Padstow or the surrounding area, Padstow Cycle Hire has the facilities and experience to meet your needs. Website: www.padstowcyclehire.com

Geevor Tin Mine
Geevor Tin Mine, situated in the village of Pendeen on the B3306 road between St. Ives and Lands End, was the last working mine in West Penwith. It finally closed in 1990. Until that time tin had been mined there for centuries, and its workings eventually stretched far out under the seabed. Set in dramatic coastal scenery, Geevor is now the largest complete mining site in Britain, where visitors can follow the story of the mining and processing of tin. Website: www.geevor.com

Pendennis Castle
Discover Cornwall’s greatest fortress, and journey through 450 years of history at Pendennis Castle, from Tudor times to World War II. Discover too the wartime secrets of Pendennis Castle. Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/pendennis

St Michael’s Mount
The jewel in Cornwall’s crown, this magical island has a church, a medieval castle (home of the St Aubyn family for over 300 years), an exotic garden clinging to its steep flanks, and an ancient harbour, where you will find shops, restaurants and an audio-visual presentation on the history of the Mount. Website: www.stmichaelsmount.co.uk

Cornwall Flying Club
Learning to fly light aircraft is great fun and a truly breath-taking experience for anybody. Despite what you may have heard, flying is easy, affordable, fun and safe. Every year hundreds of people in Cornwall achieve their goal and become private pilots. Website: www.cornwallflyingclub.com

Lusty Glaze Adventure Centre
Whether you want to experience the thrill of an adventure activity or organise a group day out, The Adventure Centre is the place for you. Website: www.adventure-centre.org

Crealy Adventure Park
This is an all weather attraction near Wadebridge, and has something for the whole family, including water slides, rides, adventure playgrounds and farm animals. Website: www.crealy.co.uk

The Ultimate Undersea Safari
Situated on Towan Beach in the centre of Newquay, opposite the famous island, the Blue Reef Aquarium is a stunning attraction. Be amazed by the local marine species from the Cornish coast and also by the hundreds of tropical species in the gigantic ocean display, complete with underwater tunnel. During your visit, you’ll come face to face with incredible sealife, with everything from giant crabs and lobsters to seahorses and tropical sharks, and you’ll get a chance to find out more about these creatures’ amazing lives in over 40 naturally recreated displays. Regular talks and feeding displays make the aquarium an unforgettable day out for families – whatever the weather. Website: www.bluereefaquarium.co.uk

Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant
Since opening in 1975, The Seafood Restaurant has established a national reputation for imaginative cooking of the very freshest fish and shellfish. Website: www.rickstein.com

Cardinham Woods
Enjoy a bit of wildlife spotting in the 650 acres of scenic woodlands near Bodmin at Cardinham Woods. Relax in the picnic area by the river, where you can even cook up a feast on one of the BBQs, which are free to use. After a brisk walk, visit the Woods Café, one of the most picturesque cafés in Cornwall, serving delicious homemade cakes and light lunches. The pond in front of the cafe supports masses of toads, frogs and newt tadpoles each spring.

Camel Trail
The Camel Trail runs for approximately 17 miles inland from the town of Padstow, and follows the river Camel through the towns of Wadebridge, Bodmin and up to Pooleys bridge. The trail can be used as a recreational route by walkers, cyclists and horse riders, and is flat and mostly suitable for disabled access. There are cycle hire points at both ends of the trail, as well as lovely pubs and cafes.

Cornwall has 228 miles / 431km of coastal footpath, stretching from Marsland Mouth on the North Cornish Coast, to the Hamoaze and Plymouth Sound on the South coast. Whether you enjoy walking through picturesque tree-lined riverside valleys or on rugged rocky clifftops, Cornwall is the ideal walking location for you. Here is a guide to one of walks straight from the Hotel’s front door. Constantine Bay to Mawgan Porth walk