Bodmin Moor

Bodmin Moor

  • Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • 17000 Acres of Common land
  • Nature haven
  • Beautiful lakes

Bodmin Moor lies between Launceston and Bodmin from east to west, and between Camelford and Liskeard, north to south. It is full of history; in the beginning it was covered in forest but in around 10,000BC groups of people who hunted and traveled the land started to clear it to encourage animals to graze, therefore making them easier to hunt. Over time the trend of life became more settled and people set up home in groups, hunting and farming the land (circa 2,500-600 BC).

During the Bronze age most of the area was cleared and clear evidence remains of different aspects of life in this age - fields, farms, burial places and ´ritual sites´ can still be seen today by the evidence of granite stone rows, circles and standing stones.

Designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and constituting a significant proportion of The Cornwall AONB, Bodmin Moor provides a haven for lovers of birds and wildlife and is a delightful place to walk and enjoy the peace and tranquility away from the hustle and bustle of modern day living.

There are plenty of places to stay on and around Bodmin Moor with some delightful villages to explore too. Alternun, Minions, Siblyback Lake, Crowdy and Roughtor are just some of the places well worth a visit.

For places to stay in Cornwall, as a base from which to visit Bodmin Moor and the surrounding area, please see: Country House Hotels in Cornwall , Coastal Hotels in Cornwall , Spa Hotels in Cornwall , Bed & Breakfasts in Cornwall or Self-Catering Cottages in Cornwall

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