The glo­ries of Godolphin

This month we head to an an­cient wood­land where the ever-chang­ing sights and smells will de­light both you and your dog

Cornwall Life - - A DOG’S LIFE -

House when it is open and en­joy a wan­der around their gar­dens or grab a take­away tea or cof­fee (and a slice of cake!) from the café. Dogs are not al­lowed in the house.

Easy. The area is mostly flat and man­age­able. Ac­ces­si­bil­ity: The main paths are wide and well cared for, how­ever there are lots of lit­tle paths com­ing off the main one that would not be wheel­chair or pushchair suit­able.

There are bins, toi­lets and a café avail­able at Godolphin House. Be aware that dogs are not al­lowed in the house or any of the build­ings, but they are al­lowed into the gar­dens. If you do visit, be sure to check out the gar­den­ers hut!

This is a great spot for bird­ing. Lis­ten out for the rhyth­mic tap­ping of the green wood­pecker amongst the trees or the long-tailed tits that live by the river.

Beach in fo­cus

Praa Sands is a long sandy beach backed by wild­flower-cov­ered cliffs and a small area of sand dunes.

Why we love it

With toi­lets, mul­ti­ple car parks, a café and bins, as well as a re­put­edly-haunted ‘cas­tle’ in the vil­lage, Praa has all the com­forts you need to en­joy a day out with your dog. The sea here has a shal­low en­try so is per­fect for the more cau­tious or for those who just want to dip their toes in!

DON’T FOR­GET – Many beaches now be­come dog friendly again from the be­gin­ning of Oc­to­ber. Un­der the new rul­ing for 2020, lots of beaches were only off lim­its to dogs July and Au­gust, how­ever oth­ers see their ban end­ing 30th Septem­ber, in­clud­ing Crack­ing­ton Haven, Sennen Beach, Wide­mouth Beach, Polzeath Beach and Porth­min­ster Beach in St Ives, mean­ing you have even more free­dom this year to en­joy our coastal ar­eas with your dog.

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