Lostwithiel is a great place to read, regardless of what the weather is doing. So, no matter whether we’re in the middle of a soggy summer or a blissful heatwave, we’ve picked out some of our favourite reading spots in Lostwithiel for you to try.
- By the riverbank
This is a great spot to read under the shade of the trees lining the riverbank, located just before the bridge to neighbouring village Lerryn. The trickle of the water running and the swell of the summer heat as you catch up on your favourite read is a great way to spend time in Lostwithiel. Pack a picnic along and you’re all set up to have a relaxed afternoon of reading.
- In a café
If you enjoy reading anywhere and find a warm and friendly atmosphere comforting, then a bustling Lostwithiel café might just be for you. We have several cafés and boutique eateries to choose from, all located right in the centre of our famous antique town, meaning you’ll never be far away from the action. Order your favourite hot beverage or tuck in to a tempting pasty, while getting to grips with your current novel. Between reading and drinking, why not watch passers-by as they stroll along the streets?
- Surrounded by nature
Take the trail past Quay Street and you’ll find yourself in Coulson Park surrounded by the beauty of nature. If you enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the countryside, then this reading spot is for you. Get in touch with nature as you lie back on a blanket above the fresh summer grass and while away the hours with a good book (or two, or three).
However, if you’re after a longer stroll for a more secluded read, follow the trail after Coulson Park that follows the trainline and within ten minutes you’ll stumble upon Shirehall Moor, a wonderful nature reserve located just alongside the Fowey River. Settle down with the buzzing bees and gaze at the wildflowers at your feet as you pull your book from your trusted bag and dip into the literary world.
Lostwithiel is proud to host some of most traditional pubs in Cornwall. If it’s a rainy day, then why not snuggle up with a cushion or two in an old pub armchair, listening to the rain patter against the windows with your favourite characters? We’ve spent enough time in Lostwithiel to know that the bar staff are always friendly and willing to help a budding reader or two settle down during quiet, rainy spells with a drink – soft or alcoholic – in hand.
If it’s scorching weather, however, why not sit out in one of the relaxed beer gardens? Filled with history and good old fashioned charm, any one of our pubs in Lostwithiel is a great place to read with pleasant company and a relaxed atmosphere.
Did you know that Lostwithiel has a museum located on Fore Street? With Queen Victoria, famous authors, and inspired artists on the list of people who have visited here, this is a great way to learn a bit more about the beautiful place we live in. Delve into the museum literature to explore the history of the town, what made it so important to Cornwall, and the stories of the people who once (and still do) live here. We know it may not be a novel, or even a non-fiction paperback that you’ll be reading inside these Georgian walls, but we think it’s a sneaky must-read regardless!
That concludes our roundup of the top five reading spots in Lostwithiel. We hope you enjoy them – or if we haven’t mentioned your favourite, then let us know.
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