Welcome to Discover Cornwall

Diskudh Kernow a ‘gas dynnergh’

The Discover Cornwall maps are a unique resource for anyone who wants to explore this beautiful county in a sustainable way.

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These maps which have been illustrated by Simon Riordan, provide a wealth of information about each town’s natural and manmade environment along with designated Trails that lead you on fascinating paths of discovery.

So whether you are a visitor or indeed live in Cornwall, we are sure that you will enjoy the information that these maps and website provide. Importantly, all of the suggested activities aim to sustain this special county with its wealth of flora and fauna and its incredible industrial heritage so that Cornwall will continue to surprise and delight for many future generations.

Cornwall Uncovered

Cornwall Uncovered (Nature Side)

Cornwall Uncovered (Nature Side)

Following the success of the Discovery Maps which have focused on specific areas we have now created a map that covers Cornwall in its entirety, with support from Cornwall Council Sustainability Dept.

Larger than the Discovery Maps measuring a whopping 960mm by 680mm and housed in a protective sleeve, this map gives a wonderful overview of all that is great about Cornwall, from the natural splendour of our coastline to the fascinating industrial history of the region.

Cornwall Uncovered (History Side)

Cornwall Uncovered (History Side)

Featuring an illustrated history timeline bordering the heritage side and with lots of information about enjoying Cornwall’s great outdoors along with a wildlife border on the environment side.

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The causeway to St Michaels Mount which can be crossed at low tide

The causeway to St Michaels Mount which can be crossed at low tide

Penzance, situated in the far west of Cornwall on the edge of Mounts Bay, has had a rich and varied past in its role firstly as a market town, with the growth of tin mining in West Penwith; as a coinage town in the 1800s and as an important maritime base with its deep harbour.Explore the town’s history via the Penzance Town Trail and discover the natural beauty of West Penwith with this wonderful map.

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Steam engines Camborne Photo courtesy of Jacquie Wilkes Photography

Steam engines Camborne Photo courtesy of Jacquie Wilkes Photography

Discover the heritage of Camborne, the history of Camborne’s mining and engineering industry and use the many mining trails that criss-cross this area to explore both the nature and history that make up this Cornish town. The interactive maps give a wonderful overview of the town and its proximity to many areas of natural beauty – Carn Brea, Red River Valley, Tehidy Woods and the north coast to name just a few!

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The Millpond in Hayle

The Millpond in Hayle

Discover Hayle is the third interactive website of the Discover Maps series which provides a rich resource of information about the fascinating industrial history of Hayle and the wonderful natural environment that coexists with the town, again illustrated by Simon Riordan of SRStudio. Lots of ideas are provided of ways to enjoy Hayle without the car and protect the unique natural environment that surrounds the town.

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St Austell

The Red Bank, St Austell

The Red Bank, St Austell designed by Silvanus Trevail

Discover St Austell is the second interactive website from the Discovery Project all about St Austell Bay with beautifully illustrated maps. With these maps you can explore the town and find out about its fascinating history as a mining and market town; discover the many species of trees that make St Austell a green and pleasant place to live; discover the beauty of St Austell Bay that stretches from Mevagissey to Fowey and how you can explore on foot, bicycle or public transport.

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Headland Hotel Newquay

Headland Hotel Newquay

Discover Newquay is a fun and interactive website. Unlock the secrets of the Trails that explore the history of the town, find out about Newquay’s stunning coastline; Newquay’s beaches and clifftop walks and learn about the flora and fauna that can be found still thriving on this stretch of coast and how we can protect it for the future.

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