Need some breathing space? How does a sprawling moor that stretches for 150 square miles sound? Bodmin Moor is about as spacious as you can get, and its unspoilt beauty and rugged landscape make it the perfect place for a walk during a Cornwall holiday.
Bodmin Moor has a whole collection of designations to its name, and it’s no surprise that for one thing it’s been named as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Much of the landscape has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest and the area’s World Heritage Site status notes the significance of the tin mining industry that dates back more than 4000 years.
You’ll find Cornwall’s highest peaks on the moor in the forms of Rough Tor and Brown Willy, and the views from each will take your breath away. It’s easier to see the marks of the moor’s history from above, so look out for the remains of ancient buildings and medieval farms...it’ll hit you just how much history you’re walking through during your day exploring.
The landscape may be rugged but it’s also diverse. Dramatic tors loom high above the moor’s visitors and ancient oak woodland lines hidden valleys, just take your pick of walks and trails and discover an area that’s been largely untouched for thousands of years.