Despite having less of a coastline than other regions of Cornwall, there’s still some fun to be had in the water here, with Lakeview Wakepark offering a multitude of water activities. The region’s big draw, however, is the mysterious, yet beautiful moorland. There are a number of walks to be had across the moor, or better still, why not explore it on horseback?
Highlights: popular outdoor activities in the Bodmin Moor and Tamar Valley region
- Horseriding across the moors – Hallagenn Riding School, St Breward: – This riding school is in the heart of Bodmin Moor. There are a number of lessons and treks available, including the new Poldark Trail, which takes in some of the location used in the BBC TV show
- Cycling – Lanhydrock Cycle Hub, Bodmin: The Cycle Hub at Lanhydrock boasts 10km of purpose-built cycle paths that wind their way through the estate’s stunning woodland. There’s a bike shop where bikes can be rented and repaired, a café and a children’s play area
- Wakeboarding – Lakeview Wakepark, Bodmin: – Lakeview welcomes wakeboarders of all levels, providing lessons for beginners, or freeriding sessions for those who are more competent. A manually-controlled cable system pulls wakeboarders 150m across the lake, and for the adventurous, there are a number of obstacles to take on, including sliders and jumps
- Walking – Cardinham Woods, near Bodmin: There are four clearly marked trails running through the pretty mixed woodland of Cardinham. It’s a delightful place to wander and ponder; and it receives high praise from users of TripAdvisor
- Orienteering, Cornwall orienteering club – All over Cornwall, including walks on Bodmin Moor. Check the website for the scheduled walks