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Bodmin Moor Cornwall

Bodmin Moor Cornwall

Bodmin Moor Cornwall comprises 100 square miles of beautiful moorland and is designated an area of outstanding natural beauty. The A30, and main route into Cornwall, goes right over Bodmin Moor giving visitors by car a taste of the rugged scenery Bodmin moor has to offer.

For the outdoor enthusiast Bodmin Moor is a great place to visit and provides the opportunity to partake in varied activities including hiking, orienteering, horse riding and biking, in permitted areas. Bodmin Moor is also a fantastic place to see Cornish wildlife. For those who prefer a gentler pace there are beautiful villages to explore and plenty of places to sit and enjoy the views of the magnificent heathland or take a gentle stroll. Many of the villages have local pubs and cafes.

For nearby Family friendly and dog welcoming accommodation Mena Caravan and Camping Park is a beautiful campsite set in 15 acres of protected open space with enviable views in all directions and spacious pitches, offering static caravans, camping and caravanning.

The main town on the Bodmin moor is Bodmin Cornwall. This is a handy stop off for provisions before venturing onto the Moor.

Villages to explore include Altarnun, a charming granite village by the River Inney, Minions - the highest village in Cornwall, St Cleer where you can make a wish in the holy well wishing well and admire the striking church, St Neot one of the areas prettiest villages and St Trudy.

Places of interest include Brown Willy Cornwall's highest peak where the views are magnificent and at 1,375ft an achievable challenge. The name is not as strange as it seems as it comes from the Cornish bronwhella which means highest hill. Lanhydrock House where you can go inside and investigate the 49 rooms including and antique kitchen or roam in the lovely gardens and woods which overlook the River Fowey. Dozmary Pool is where the legendary King Arthur is said to have returned Excalibur to the Lady of the Lake. Pencarrow House and Gardens beautiful gardens and open air concerts are held here in summer.

There are two large reservoirs on Bodmin Moor Colliford and Siblyback and a natural lake Dozmary Pool.

Siblyback Lake sits on the edge of Bodmin Moor offering a perfect location to enjoy windsurfing, sailing and kayaking tuition and hire. For more information see www.swlakestrust.org.uk.

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