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Essentials items for days out exploring the Duchy

13th April 2022

6 practical Cornish gifts from Cornwall’s top makers

It comes as no surprise that Cornwall is one of the top places to go for a UK staycation, the miles of coastline and rural landscapes are forever changing with the seasons meaning that no two visits are ever the same. There are plenty of places to discover and activities to take part in; the natural landscape, heritage and culture have created everything from hikes to tors to rural walks along mining tramlines. If you’re up for a challenge, visit Cornwall’s highest summit, Brown Willy. Located on Bodmin moor – this is a moderately challenging route that will take about 2hour 15 minutes to complete. For something a bit easier, a great route for cyclists and walkers alike is the Mineral Trail; making use of old mining tramlines. Overall, there’s about 60km of trail to discover but a good place to start is the coast-to-coast trail that travels the 11 miles from Portreath to Deveron.

If meandering around quaint Cornish shops is more what you had in mind for a day out, then you won’t be short-changed in Cornwall. From tiny fishing villages such as Mousehole to the larger harbours such as Padstow, each one has its own unique traditions and culture – many of our Shop Cornish brands have retail stores or galleries selling Cornish gifts in these villages to keep your eyes open when you’re out and about. 

The destination is chosen! Now you need to pack a bag of essentials for the day – what you’ll need will vary depending on where you’re heading; If it’s up to Brown Willy you’ll need to make sure you have the appropriate clothing as the weather can be changeable, if it’s a shopping trip, you’ll probably still need a brolly in Cornwall!

We’ve put together this list of 6 essential gifts from Cornish makers that you’ll want to make sure you’ve got with you.

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Dog walkers

For dog idyllic dog walking invest in a Dicky Bag.  The Dicky Bag is an award-winning stylish neoprene bag that’s lightweight, airtight, washable and leakproof that can be attached to you or your dog and stores those nasty knotted plastic bags until you find a suitable bin.


Keep the northerly wind at bay with a British wool jumper from Atlantic Shore; their best-selling Cornish Guernsey Jumper is available in navy and features the Polperro pattern. They also sell lots of sheepskin products from earmuffs to insoles to keep those feet toasty warm on cooler beach days. 

Picnic time 

When it’s time to rest your weary legs be the envy of all your friends by pulling out your beautifully made Cornish picnic blanket from Atlantic Blankets. This Random Recycled Wool Blanket is a winter comforter and summer essential made for moments to last – living up to their name you won’t be able to choose a colour as they are quite literally random, so you’ll have to wait and see what comes in the post. 

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For the perfect picnic, we’d recommend ordering a hamper from The Cornwall Hamper Company For a special treat the Graze Share and Deli Hamper sounds really delicious. Don’t forget to order your eco sandwich wraps from Caitlin’s to wrap your picnic in– these are perfect for reducing waste and looking after beauty spots for future generations 

Sharing the load

Finally, you’re going to need a bag for all those great essentials. Cornish maker, Poppy Treffrey has a super selection of seaside themed tote-bags and backpacks. One of our favourites is this seaside holiday tote bag featuring a nautical print – it’s a great size and has a zipped inside pocket for keeping your keys and phone safe. 

For more inspiration on Cornish gifts and essentials for days out view all of our brands.