At the end of last month, we were delighted to be training back in Launceston, Cornwall. Having lived near Launceston for five years, it brought back some good memories of lazy days on the beach at Crackington Haven and walks on Bodmin Moor and along Plymouth Hoe.
There are two main industrial estates in Launceston – the Newport Industrial Estate, where we were training, and the Pennygillam Industrial Estate. Newport Estate is a large industrial site that is home to a range of local, regional and national businesses. The Pennygillam Industrial Estate is a popular mixed use estate, which is close to Launceston’s retail park, and has a good mix of local companies, as well as national operators such as City Electrical Factors, Plumb Centre, ATS and DHL.
Launceston was once the capital of Cornwall and it is easy to see why especially when you catch sight of the Norman Castle dominating the skyline as you approach the town. Situated close to the Devon border and within the picturesque Tamar Valley this once strategic stronghold has retained much of its ancient origins.
Set amidst rolling countryside Launceston is conveniently situated between Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor and within easy reach of the north and south Cornish coasts. It’s the perfect location from which to explore the rest of Cornwall as well as nearby north and west Devon.