Things To Do Outdoors

Cornwall is not just about surfing (although we highly recommend it). Here are the top ten things you can get up to in the great outdoors.

1. Climbing

With an indoor climbing wall at Penryn and guided outdoor expeditions, Granite Planet can get you scaling the Cornish landscape.

2. Ferry to Flushing or St Mawes

Catch a ferry from the Prince of Wales Pier and go for a beautiful walk around the coast, go crabbing or just hit the beach.

3. Roller derby

Go retro and get your skates on. Roller Derby trains teams in Falmouth and Penryn for the Flat Track Roller Derby.

4. Surfing

The FXU surf club is open to all students interested in surfing, including those who have never tried before, but fancy giving it a go! FXU's surf team have won the British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) National Surfing competition two years in a row.

Falmouth Surf School offer surfing lessons at Porthtowan with reduced rates for students, all equipment and free transport.

5. Kayaking

Hire a kayak and discover the secret creeks of the Helford River. You can get kitted out and trained up at Falmouth Watersports Centre.

6. Cycle trails

Get on your bike and explore the the incredible World Heritage mining landscapes of the coast to coast Bissoe Trail from Devoran to Portreath. Or follow the Camel Trail to Padstow through the wooded countryside of the upper Camel Valley and alongside the Camel Estuary.

7. Beaches

Falmouth's three beaches are easily accessible on foot or by bicycle.You can relax, swim or play volleyball with your friends.

8. Pendennis Castle

Take a picturesque stroll around the castle steeped in history at Pendennis Point.

9. Sailing

Follow in the footsteps of Olympic champion Ben Ainslie and learn to sail in the sheltered waters of the Fal estuary.

10. FXU sports clubs

FXU have partnered with community sports clubs and Penryn College. There's a Sports Centre on the Penryn Campus and everything from hockey, netball, football and cycling to kung-fu, capoeira, kitesurfing, sea-swimming, snowboarding, circus skills, ultimate frisbee and an expedition society. You'll definitely find something here to keep you active.