Activities to discover

All you will be short of is time to fit it all in! With superb coastal walking, great surfing and a host of activities for all ages & abilities you can be as active or lazy as you like.
Gilbert Lodge Walk the Cornwal coast pathiney Bay


The South West coast path has 630 miles of dramatic coastline, with walks to suit all abilities. Walking the coastal path is one of the best ways to enjoy the North Cornwall coastline breathtaking scenery. Just across the road from Gilbert Lodge you can join the path and enjoy local walks to Tintagel, Boscastle, Rocky Valley and Trebarwith Strand. is an excellent website for discovering walking routes in the local area, or visit to view walks further afield along the coast path.

Gilbert Lodge - Surfing in North Cornwall

Surfing and Paddle Boarding

North Cornwall has some of the UK's best surfing beaches and surfing is popular on the amazing beaches. There are surf hire and surf schools within a few miles of Bossiney to suit all ages & abilities. Popular surfing beaches are Trebarwith Strand , Polzeth, Widemouth and Bude.

 Harlyn surf school near Padstow offer  paddleboarding experiences to try with family or friends.

Gilbert Lodge - Horse riding North Cornwall

Horse Riding & trekking

The nearest stable is Tredole Trekking and Riding Stables at Trevalga, Boscastle. You can find more riding stables for all abilities in and around Bude

Activity Days out for Kids

Carruan Farm Centre at Wadebridge has lots of cuddley animals and a soft play barn. Crealy Adventure Park at Tredinnick has lots of rides providing thrills and spills galore. For budding car racers, Kartworld is at Liskeard You can find more suggestions at

Gilbert Lodge - Adventure sports North Cornwall

Adventure Sports

Thrillseekers can get up close & personal with the rugged North Cornwall coastline and try coasteering, rock climbing, Sea Kayaking or a power boat trip with Cornish Rock Tors at Polzeath, Cornish Coast Adventures at Port Quin or Atlantic Pursuits based at Bude.

You can try Coasteering right on your doorstep with Outdoor Adventure who run 2 hour sessions at Bossiney Bay.

Gilbert Lodge - wildlife watching in North CornwallSea Life Safari

Wildlife Watching

The exposed coast in North Cornwall has many resident seabird colonies. The local stretch of coastline has a number of offshore rock stacks where you may see guillimots, razorbills, fulmars, peregrine falcons or cormorants. Padstow Sea Life Safari run a variety of marine wildlife spotting boat trips out of Padstow harbour, where you can expect to see Puffins, Oyster catchers, Dolphins, Porpoise, sunfish and gray seals.

Gilbert Lodge - Frame your perfect Cornish view

Painting and Photography

You are surrounded by inspiration for painting and photography at Gilbert Lodge, so bring your easel or camera and frame your perfect view. I Walk Cornwall facebook page has some fabulous photos to inspire your creative imagination.


There are several excellent public golf courses in the area, the nearest is at Bude.