It's all about the locals and their way of life. We've done the difficult bit for you - we've spoken to the old man in the corner of the pub and deciphered his West Country accent to find out which bits of the area the visitors don't know about.

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The King Harry Ferry

If you want to reach the Roseland from the West, the King Harry Ferry is the way to go. Unless it’s having a rare day off , in which case you’ve a 26 mile detour to take around the estuary.

St Just in Roseland Church

A place to pull in for a glimpse of the yacht-filled creek that turns out to be so much more.

Feast your eyes on the Hidden Hut

Finally, we are given the signal and – in true British fashion – the hordes of hardcore carnivores form an orderly queue: mouths watering, plates in hand.

A cold sea swim with a giant

Pete braved the freezing waters and went for a dip - it was definitely a dip and not a swim... Still, bravo.

Pub Philosophy by the sea

We bumped into local Pete who told us everything he knew about the area. Well, we don't think he kept any secrets from us...

Buried in a tree

A crypt-keeper's poem on an otherwise lovely stroll.

A trip to St Mawes

A little wander around the waterfront on our way through St Mawes.

Pasties and earbones in Padstow

What happened in the pub and a stroll around Padstow before everyone woke up (except the man with the dog in the pram).

There's no Doc Martin here

A mosey around Port Wenn aka Port Isaac and getting dive-bombed by overprotective seagulls.

Yoga at Lanyon Quoit

Driving along yet more winding, narrow hedged roads the landscape was familiar with far reaching views over fields sectioned with stone walls and gorse hedges. An earlier signpost had indicated ‘Lanyon Quoit’ was along here somewhere, but what was a ‘lanyon’? Or a ‘quoit’ for that matter.

Strange Stone Circles in the South West

Grateful for the strength of denim on my legs, we parted the brambles and were swallowed into the greenery. Flip-flops were a poor choice in the morning dew with nettles and grass snakes threatening, but melodrama was short lived as we emerged into a more open area.