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Find the best Truro walks. The Ramblers Association now have a greatly improved website which is an exceptional resource for all walkers, hikers and young families wanting to go for walks with young children. This site lists everything from historical walks to leader led walks to any really arduous walks within the Truro Business area.

Find A Walk Near Me by using Walking Britain is a truly excellent and free resource. Just enter where you are or where you would like to walk - and print out directions. The walks are graded and you can buy a specific map of the area at the same time. These are proper OS maps and weather proofed if required.

I always think of walking as one of the few activities you can do for free - and now you can with this guide!

Walking, Hiking and Outdoor Shops

Cotswold Outdoor

29 Back Quay, Off Lemon Quay, Truro TR1 2LL, UK – 01872 222032

Good range of everything for the outdoors. Well located near Truro centre though parking is about five minutes away. It's generally true that you get what you pay for and the quality is good. There may be some good buys but everything I went to look for was full retail. However, they do have some brands such as Scarpa boots, you won't find in stores that only do their own brand. If you have the money you'll find good quality and, long term, that can prove good value.

Great place to go if you need to actually try on kit rather than just ordering it online.

Mountain Warehouse

25 Victoria Square, Truro TR1 2SD, UK – 01872 270532

Spent a few Bob in here recently. Great place to look for D of E kit.

Seems a bit pricey. Usual selection of anoraks etc. Central location.

Hawkshead Ltd

Town Quay, Truro TR1 2HJ, UK – 01872 270213

Great place for hiking kit. D of E discount accepted and very helpful and friendly staff.

All ways get good service at falmouth & truro branches

Another good walking guide. Walkingworld has huge library of guides with a good selection of walks, of varying lengths and grades, pretty well anywhere in the UK. The walks come in an excellent format making them very easy to follow, with photographs to illustrate every important decision point and a proper Ordnance Survey map.

A modist annual subscription gives you unlimited access to all the walks. However you can Pay As Go by downloading indiviual walks.You get one walk free.

Crucially you can also find walks France, Spain, Norway, Portugal and Australia!

Camping and Caravaning

Summer Valley Touring Park for caravans, motorhomes and tents with Glamping POD, Truro, Cornwall

Truro TR4 9DW, UK – 07933 212643

Highly Recommend this lovely site This was our first visit to Summer Valley Touring Park and it won’t be our last, the site was always kept to an exceptional standard its location is ideal for travelling around Cornwall. On site facilities were always kept very clean during this busy holiday period and the additional of a children’s play area was a great hit. This is a great site set in a peaceful and tranquil setting. Kate and Phil were very friendly and approachable and had good knowledge of the area. Can’t wait to visit again next year

Two weeks here in a tent. I tried really hard to find something I didn't like about the site and failed. So why is it good? Hooks in the wash and shower cubicles! Hot showers! They were always cleaning the facilities. Family run park. Friendly owners. Worth a return visit.

Visit Truro

Municipal Buildings, Boscawen St, Truro TR1 2NE, UK – 01872 274555

Lovely city and good variety of shops.

Not very many places to park your Bike!!

Looking for dog friendly cottages around Truro? The 'Dog Friendly Cottages' website looks like any other self-catering accommodation website but every single one should be dog friendly! This saves worrying and going through all the small print. However you you may need to check with the owner where the dog is expected to sleep and the what size of dog you can have!
Dog People find this is such a great website. If you have dogs who go on holiday with you just enter TR1 1YH and everything from dog friendly Bed and Breakfasts and Hotels to dog friendly walks and beaches come up. The Dog People site covers Bed & Breakfast, Holiday Parks, Hotels, Self Catering, Pubs & Food, Days Out. Enjoy!

Truro Buggy Walks, Short Walks, Granny or Grandpa Walks

'Walks with Buggies' is a must for walking parents with young children, babies or even grannies and grandpas! If you would like to walk around Truro Business or Cornwall just select your nearest town, length of walk and type of walk. You will not only be able to download detailed OS maps free of charge but you can read reviews of walks and their ratings - and add your own afterwards! Enjoy PS This link has been withdrawn. Please watch this space or send a suggestion!

Snake bites

Most snake bites in the UK are not serious. But it's important to get all snake bites checked as soon as possible.

Call 999 or go to A&E immediately if:

  • you think you, or someone else, has been bitten by a snake

Find your nearest A&E


If you're not in the UK when you are bitten by a snake, contact the emergency medical services in the country you're in.

Get foreign travel advice on GOV.UK

What to do while you're waiting for help


  • stay calm, most snake bites in the UK are not serious and can be treated

  • keep the part of your body that was bitten as still as you can

  • lie in the recovery position if you can

  • take paracetamol for any pain

  • try to remember the colour and pattern of the snake to tell the doctor

  • take off any jewellery and loosen clothes near the bite, in case it swells


  • do not go near the snake, or try to catch or kill it

  • do not try to suck or cut the poison (venom) out of the bite

  • do not tie anything tightly round the part of the body where the bite is

  • do not take aspirin or ibuprofen, as they can make bleeding worse

What happens at the hospital

You will usually need to stay in hospital for at least 24 hours if you have been bitten by a snake.

The bite will be cleaned and bandaged. You may be given an injection to help protect you from tetanus.

If you were bitten by a poisonous (venomous) snake you will be treated with a medicine to fight the venom. This is given through a thin tube into a vein, called a drip.

Types of UK snake

Only 3 types of snake are found in the wild in the UK.

The adder is the only venomous snake, but you should get all snake bites checked as soon as possible.

Telling the doctors the colour and pattern of the snake that bit you could help them treat it.

Click to see images of the our three types of snake and what to do if you get bitten


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