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FAMILY TRAVEL: Mini-hikes on the Cornish Coast

You don’t need to travel far to have a proper adventure with kids, says our features editor Orla Thomas

WE’VE ALWAYS BEEN KEEN to explore the UK, and having three children and a limited budget now makes it a necessary reality. Cornwall has long been a favourite, and is particularly lovely off-season, when you can have the wild landscape mostly to yourself. The photo above was taken on a windy coastal walk somewhere between Sennen and Land’s End, and shows me with my sons, Freddie (7), Henry (5) and Edward (1). The walk was only about a three-mile round trip, but probably felt much longer if you’re only two feet tall. The journey was one of highs and lows, much like family life itself: we were all intrigued by the shipwreck washed up in a rocky inlet, but none of us will recall Henry’s clifftop baby-wipe bath (after he face-planted into a muddy puddle) with equal fondness.

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In the December issue… find out which countries, cities, regions and individual attractions made it onto Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2019 list; read more in depth on some of the winning destinations, including the northern regions of Sri Lanka far from the tourist trail, Copenhagen with its ongoing dining revolution, and the North Coast 500 road around some of the wildest corners of the Scottish Highlands; add in a short break to Estonia's winter-perfect capital Tallinn; and much more