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20th December 2018

Five active ways to spend New Year’s Eve Day

Spend your New Year’s Eve the Cornish way, active and outside, as after all 31 December is a day to be enjoyed in style.

To help get the heartbeat pulsing, here’s five active ways to spend New Year’s Eve Day that are distinctively Cornish and outdoorsy. One thing’s for sure, you’ll be ready and raring to go for 2019 after these high energy activities.

Go coasteering

Thought water-based adventures were just for the summer months? No, no, no. You’ll find the ocean-mad team at Newquay Activity Centre togged up in wetsuits and sharing their expert tips in everything from surfing to stand-up paddle boarding 360+ days a year (including throughout the Christmas holidays) and on New Year’s Eve they’re rallying up the locals for a charity ‘Cornish Castaway'.

Take the plunge with them as they coasteer around the coast, paddle their huge super stand-up paddleboard through caves and then use bushcraft skills to build a fire and toast marshmallows. You’ll not only experience the beautiful coastline around Newquay in the most thrilling way possible but also raise money for SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity and RNLI.

31st December, 12noon, £45 per person or an affordable charity donation. Call 01637 877722 to book.


Walk the coastpath

Cornwall is renowned for its stunning coastline and we mean….what dreams are made of, literally! So stride forth and walk along vast stretches of breathtaking Cornish coastline this NYE. Experiencing amazing vistas at every turn whilst replenishing levels of vitamin sea, you’ll finish feeling re-energised and clear headed.

The path’s come into their element during the winter, particularly some of the more sheltered routes around the Roseland peninsula. Uncover stunning sheltered coves, dodge muddy puddles and drink a refreshing pint of Cornish ale in a traditional log-fire pub.

Sometimes you can walk for miles without seeing another person, so after the hustling bustling chaos of Christmas, a brisk walk along the Cornish coast path is just the tonic.


Explore Cornwall’s iconic tin mines

When you think of Cornwall, you think of Poldark, right?... Well if you are huge fans of the show, release your inner Captain Ross Poldark on the last day of the year and explore some of Cornwall’s abandoned tin mines. Our favourites include the iconic Wheal Coates in St Agnes, perched on a stunning stretch of coast with sea views as far as the eye can see.

To the diverse connected network of mines making up The Great Flat Load. A firm favourite with the locals. Pull on your walking boots and explore these deserted mines for a fascinating insight into a bygone time.


Get on your bike

Hop on your bike and spend the last day of 2018 peddling away, cycling coast to coast on one of Cornwall’s most popular cycle’s trail, The Mineral Tramways. For the energetic, we suggest starting at Portreath and cycling the entire route to Deveron, stop of for a delish pub lunch at The Old Quay Inn, then hop back on your back and make your way back.


Experience the last sunset

Sunsets in Cornwall are pretty special. Seeing the horizon ablaze in a mesmerising mix of red, gold and orange is a must-do experience whatever the date but when it’s the last sunset of the year, the wow-rating sky rockets. Grab a spot anywhere along the north Cornish coast and you’re in for a treat but for the best view in the house Perranporth and St Agnes Beacon are hard to beat.


After a day of adventures in the great Cornish outdoors say farewell to 2018 at The Alverton with a seven course New Year feast. To book your place email or call 01872 276633.

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