Bodmin Moor’s landscape offers something for everyone whether you are a serious hiker, or taking the kids out on a family stroll on one of the marked trails or cycling at Cardinham Woods.
Here are a number of walks ranging from easy to difficult that you can choose to take part in or cycle along the traffic free Camel Trail from Bodmin to the nearby villages of Blisland and St Breward.
- 3.9 miles/6.2 km – Easy-moderate (Stannon Moor)
- 4.3 miles/7.0 km – Easy-moderate (Tremail to Davidstow)
- 5 miles/8.1 km – Easy-moderate (Camelford to Watergate
- 5.0 miles/9.0 km – Easy-moderate (St Breward to King Arthur’s Hall
- 3.8 miles/6 km – Moderate (East Moor to Newton)
- 4.2 miles/6.7 km – Moderate ( Minions and the Cheesewring)
- 4.3 miles/7 km – Moderate (Blisland to Newton Downs)
- 5.1 miles/8.2 km – Moderate (Poley’s Bridge to Blisland)
- 5.2 miles/8.4 km – Moderate (Roughtor and Brown Willy)
- 5.6 miles/9.0 km – Moderate (St Clether to the Rising Sun)
- 6.4 miles/10.3 km – Moderate (St Breward to Advent)
- 4.3 miles/6.9 km – Moderate-strenuous (Blisland and Pendrift Downs)
- 6.6 miles/10.6 km – Moderate-strenuous (Inny Valley from Altarnun)
Before heading out its always good to make sure that you and your family are wearing the right clothing and are prepared in case of any emergencies.
- Hiking socks to prevent blisters and make your walk more comfortable.
- Water bottles
- Spare clothes, especially a waterproof, windproof fleece top or waterproof jacket to protect you from mountain winds or sudden rains.
- Woollen gloves, cap and scarves.
- A head torch or torch in case you get lost and it starts to get dark.
- A first-aid kit with basic medicines, bandages, and a knife or scissors.
- A good compass and a map of your destination will guide you on your walking holiday.
- Watch and sunglasses.
- A plastic bag containing toiletry items.
- Insect repellents, a walking pole, a whistle and fast-drying clothes should also be packed in your rucksack.
- Carry small food items, especially kindle bars.
- Don’t forget to take your mobile phone and a spare battery.
Remember to follow the code and be safe.
* Plan ahead and follow any signs you see.
* Don’t leave any gates open and leave property as you find them.
* Protect plants and animals and take home your litter.
* Keep your dogs under close control.
* Consider other people.
It might be useful to purchase an ordinance survey map to help you find your way just in case it starts to get dark or you find yourself in the middle of nowhere without a signal on your mobile phone.
The Visitor Information also sells a range of walking guides and useful publications on Bodmin Moor.
To find out more visit Bodmin Visitor Information Centre located in the Shire Hall on Mount Folly Square or call 01208 76616.