Margo the pup is proud to show off the leads made out of recycled fishing gear
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Gwelmor hooks up with Cornish family making recycled dog leads

Margo shows off our leads

Gwelmor holiday cottage is delighted to have hooked up with a small Cornish family venture that makes dog leads, toys and lifestyle products out of discarded fishing gear.

Cornish Spliced is led by retired St Ives fisherman, Frank Plummer, and his 15-year-old grand-daughter Beth, who together recycle fishing rope and ghost gear using a traditional fishing skill - splicing.

The pair started out making dog leads but have since then expanded their range to include floating key fobs, key-rings, place mats, rope bowls and other useful items.

Beth and Frank

At Gwelmor, we've decided to swap the spare leads we leave for guests to use during their stay in our extensive 'doggie supplies' cupboard, for colourful ones made by team Cornish Spliced.

We will also be offering all guests who choose to stay with us the opportunity to buy one from us at the booking stage, which we'll then leave out for them for their arrival on holiday at Gwelmor.

The grandfather and grand-daughter team use the skill of 'splicing' to create their products. The method is a way of joining two pieces of rope or two parts of the same rope together by partly untwisting and then interweaving their strands and 'burning it off'.

Molly and Margo

All the products are made by repurposing gear from Grandad's fishing loft and other fishing families as well as ghost gear collected on the family's beach cleans.

The family says it is proud to give their finds a 'new leash of life', preventing it from going into landfill or re-entering the sea.

Grandad Plummer retired from fishing aboard Tyak Mor and Harvester in St Ives several years ago but his daughters, Helen and Beth's mum Rachel, remember spending many childhood hours in his fishing loft, sat on top of bundles of fishing nets whilst he made repairs and maintained his fishing gear and say they can still smell the ropes and feel the nets under their legs.

Keeping it in the family

So now, with our joint partnership, you can try out one of their creations whilst you holiday with us and buy one to take home and help spread the word about Cornish Spliced.

Frank said: "We're delighted to be working with Gwelmor who are bringing Cornish Spliced to north Cornwall. Situated just minutes from the beach in Widemouth Bay, it is the perfect setting for our goodies made from discarded fishing and ghost gear. We are extremely proud to be partnering with such a multi-award winning family and dog-friendly business."

Gwelmor was named the South West’s Best Dog Friendly Business of the Year 2021/2022 and won Gold at the Cornwall Tourism Awards 2021/2022.

Beth said: "How exciting that Cornish Spliced is working with such a dog-friendly, award-winning holiday cottage such as Gwelmor. We're really happy to be able to supply Jayne with our dog leads so that her guests can experience a little bit of Cornish Spliced. So close to the beach, we hope her visitors will join the beach clean movement while they are visiting."

To find out more about Cornish Spliced you can find them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @CornishSpliced.

To get in touch with them, email:

Cornish Spliced

Multi-award-winning Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage

Just four minutes’ walk from the beach at Widemouth Bay, north Cornwall, Gwelmor is a luxurious, self-catering holiday cottage which sleeps six (plus travel cot).

Our property warmly welcomes three dogs and has a host of provisions to make your dog's stay as relaxing as yours.

Gwelmor was named the South West’s Best Dog Friendly Business of the Year 2021/2022 and won Gold at the Cornwall Tourism Awards 2021/2022.

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