Experience Liskeard Competition
What is your favourite thing about Liskeard?
We’re running a competition for your chance to experience the thrills of Adrenalin Quarry. 2 lucky winners can try out The Zip, Giant Swing and Karting on the 800m track. To enter just email [email protected] telling us your favourite thing about Liskeard. It could be a happy memory or something you can’t wait to try this autumn. The closing date is Monday 1st October. Please include “Liskeard Competition” in the email subject line.
SPOTLIGHT ON LISKEARD
There’s lots going on in and around Liskeard this autumn – a Cornish market town with a fascinating heritage and vibrant shops and eateries.
This September, Liskeard Unlocked will again be sharing the town’s stories, with walks, talks, workshops, exhibitions and the chance to see behind doors which are usually closed.
From 3 September you’ll be able to find out more about women who worked and ran businesses in the town from a trail of posters and displays in shop windows. The many striking windows around Liskeard are also showcased in an exhibition at Stuart House.
Between 13-16 September a wide variety of buildings will be open, including the newly re-opened St Martin’s Church (now without pews), the Cornish Times, the secret passage at Stuart House, the Methodist and Catholic churches, the Pipewell and a number of private houses, for example, Pendean with its stunning wood panelling.
There will also be a series of walks, and on Saturday 15 September storytelling and craft activities and a brain-teasing Liskeard Heritage Quiz
Full details of Liskeard Unlocked and all the events and attractions mentioned below at www.VisitLiskeard.co.uk. Liskeard TIC is located with the museum at Foresters Hall, Pike Street, tel: 01579 349148
The streets, shops and cafés of Liskeard will again be decorated with unexpected woolly creations this October for the annual 3 Bags Full wool festival. The popular Wool Market will be held on Friday 19 October from 4-8pm at Liskeard Public Hall, and there will also be a varied programme of woolly workshops. www.3bagsfull.org
There’s a great mix of independent shops and cafes and national chains in Liskeard’s historic town centre. Evening dining options have recently increased with the opening of the Wetherspoons King Doniert pub www.jdwetherspoon.com and the introduction of Turkish food at Daddio’s restaurant. www.daddiosliskeard.co.uk
Liskeard Museum includes many interactive and augmented reality displays. Their current exhibition is In Sickness and In Health – a gruesome history of the tools used in medicine over 100 years ago. They also have the largest collection of toys in Cornwall, and displays of mining and geological artefacts.
Explore more of Liskeard’s past at the 500 year old Stuart House arts and heritage centre with its exhibitions, sales, special events and peaceful walled garden. www.stuarthouse.org.uk
Ideally situated between moor and sea, Liskeard is also an excellent basis for exploring the surrounding countryside. There are walks around the town and the World Heritage mining area on nearby Bodmin Moor can be reached by cycle along the Caradon Trail or by public transport or car. On the Moor you can also enjoy Siblyback Lake with its outdoor activity centre and water sports, plus level walks there and at nearby Golitha Falls. www.southwestlakes.co.uk
Now in its 18th year, the South East Cornwall Walking Festival celebrates the wonderful countryside in and around south east Cornwall. Join local guides who know the area inside out, who will lead you to hidden viewpoints, deserted beaches and picturesque villages. This year the festival takes place between 8th-15th September. www.walkaboutwest.co.uk
It’s a short drive to Adrenalin Quarry – fly down zip wires, ride a giant clifftop swing, enjoy Cornwall’s most extreme aquapark, go coasteering and karting for all ages. Free entry for wild swimming, sunbathing and picnics in unique and beautiful scenery. www.adrenalinquarry.co.uk.
There are many attractive beaches close by and why not take the Looe Valley line down the scenic route to the coast. www.greatscenicrailways.co.uk
Please check winter closing dates with individual attractions.
Don’t forget to tell us your favourite thing about Liskeard!