Away days in the South West conjure up idyllic images of cream teas, surfing off Riviera coastlines and dining in Atlantic fishing villages. But Cornwall and West Devon have a deep-rooted tin and copper mining heritage – the mining landscape is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Make a splash on Cornwall's Newquay and St Agnes beaches over surf lessons or hold drinks receptions in the tropics in the Eden Project's Rainforest Biome. Rambles on Dartmoor and Bodmin national parks and the South West Coastal path clear the head. Exeter's university campus and gothic cathedral grounds make great Devon event getaways. Team build with falconry or hot-air balloon rides in a country estate at Devon's elegant neo-Elizabethan Bovey Castle.