Find your outdoor passion
One of Cornwall’s greatest attractions is its natural rugged beauty – the long sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs, and windswept coast paths. There are numerous ways to enjoy the spectacular scenery, from paddle boarding, kayaking or surfing, to dog walking, hiking, or golfing. Joining a local group that’s involved in your chosen hobby is a great way to meet likeminded people, make new friends, and find out more about opportunities and events in your new community.
Set yourself a challenge
What do you enjoy most about being in Cornwall? For some it’s the cosy local pubs, for others the dramatic coast path walks. Explore your new area by trying out a different pub (or pasty shop or coast path walk or bike trail) every weekend until you’re a local expert on the subject. It’s a fun way to get to know your new neighbourhood.
If you move to Cornwall from another part of the UK, you will no doubt be inundated with accommodation requests from friends and family. Hosting guests is a great way to see your neighbourhood through a fresh set of eyes and experience it as a tourist – research the best local restaurants, top local attractions, and history of your town or village to gain a new appreciation of where you live. Cornwall has numerous family-friendly days out that will keep visitors with kids entertained year-round – Camel Creek Adventure Park, Flambards, Tehidy Country Park, Cornish Seal Sanctuary, and Blue Reef Aquarium, to name just a few.
Host a party
Moving to a new area can be daunting if you don’t know anyone, but Cornwall is one of the friendliest parts of the country. If you recently moved into a new place, take the initiative by popping an invite through neighbours’ doors for a small housewarming party. You don’t have to organise anything spectacular – a potluck event or wine and cheese night are just as much fun as a fully catered dinner party with very little effort required. With a little luck you’ll make some new friends and pick up handy information about reliable local plumbers and electricians for future reference.
If you are hoping to relocate to Cornwall this year, the expert team at Lillicrap Chilcott are happy to provide their local knowledge. Give us a call on 01872 273473 or see our website for current property listings.