As the long evenings and the full bloom of early summer rolls in, we’ve created this April/May issue with the concept of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Be it changes in the environment, the way we live, the way we keep healthy and the way we see one another, this issue is packed with people doing things a little differently, that will hopefully inspire you to make changes too.

With so much on our doorstep, a walk along the coast or a dip in the ocean is as good as any gym (and a lot cheaper too) but being outdoors is also just as beneficial for your mental health as it is your body. In this issue, we look at the incredible lives of the Battery Rock swimmers, who take to the ocean every day for a wild swim. With most members in their 70’s and 80’s these unstoppable and determined swimmers are proof that age really is just a number.

In North Cornwall, Laddock to be precise there’s a distinct noise taking over the peaceful woodland waters of this country village, created by the re-introduced, dam-building beaver colony, the first to return to Cornwall after centuries of extinction. Thankfully, the team at Cornwall Wildlife Trust are on hand to tell us all we need to know about these industrious creatures and how they could be a huge benefit to Laddock’s waterways.

The fun in North Cornwall doesn’t stop as our contributing writer Elizabeth Dale ventures into Wadebridge to discover its secrets and sights to see and to uncover why it is one of the best towns to live in from the people who make it what it is.

Then, when it comes to dining out, it’s always rewarding when you’ve ‘walked’ up an appetite so for our Places to Eat we’ve scoured Cornwall for 10 great eateries in prime walking spots, perfect to take away the guilt of indulging in a delicious plate of wholesome Cornish food. It’s the perfect time of year to prepare for summer and we hope with our latest issue of myCornwall you’ll soon be filling your notebooks with places to go, food to try, sites to see and old favourites to rediscover.


Oll an gwella,

(All the best)

The myCornwall Team.

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