Cornwall has a huge number of cycling paths. But the Camel Trail is undoubtedly our favourite
Hire bicycles in Wadebridge and enjoy a beautiful but gentle ride down to Padstow. This stunning cycle path runs along an old railway line beside the estuary. Baby buggies and tandems are available from Bridge Bike Hire. North Cornwall.
IN SE Cornwall we highly recommend Tamar Trails - www.tamartrails.co.uk
For more information on the camel trail and other cycling visit www.cyclecornwall.com
Canoe Tamar . Explore the beautiful Tamar Valley situated between Devon and Cornwall in one of England's last secret valleys. Canoe guides have the skills, experience and detailed knowledge to help you canoe every bend and rapid of this unique river. Canoe from Morwhellam Quay to Cotehele or reverse depending on tides. Not too strenuous but great fun (June to September only) - 0845130238
Tamar Sail - Leisurely sailing trips on the Tamar. May to September in an 18th century fishing boat. No experience necessary. 01752 840599
Calstock Boatyard - Callstock near St Anne’s Chapel. Why not go self-drive on the river Tamar? Cruise the Tamar under your own power. 01822 835968
Whether you are an absolute novice and would like to have a quick trek on the moors or an experienced rider looking for an equestrian challenge there is plenty to do.
We have a number of stables nearby to our cottages.
St Leonard’s Equestrian Centre – Launceston - 01566 775543
Trenance Stables – Newquay - 01637 872699
Quads & off road karts, electric cars and zip race karts – try the Quad Centre at Menheniot Station, near Liskeard - 01579 347229. Also now encompassing Adrenaline Quarry, with one of the longest zipwires in Europe!
4x4 off road driving – Available in Callington. www.traxandtrails.co.uk. You can also combine this with Clay Pigeon Shooting and archery. Just choose one activity or let them put together a whole day’s activities for you and your friends to enjoy.
From Bude to Polzeath and from Whitsand to Watergate, the opportunities for getting cold and wet are too numerable to mention. The best water-based adventure centre we have come across is a 4 minute walk from Glendorgal Sands in Lusty Glaze beach (still only 50 minutes from Trehill & Oakridge). In addition to surf lessons, you can also try one of Europe’s highest zip wires... www.adventure-centre.org
For more information on the best in the waves try www.cornwallbeachguide.co.uk.
There are too many walks in the area to mention. These are a few we have either tried or had recommended to us. The distances shown are the length of the walks. For more information, try www.walkcornwall.com.
Kit Hill – 3 miles
A wild, rugged granite hilltop famous for its fine views and fascinating mining history, tin, copper, tungsten and arsenic.
Newbridge and Cadsonbury – 3 miles
Walk downstream beside the River Lynher – and then start the climb to Cadsonbury – an Iron Age Hill Fort.
Lydford Gorge – National Trust – 6 miles
A famous gorge providing enchanting riverside walks. Includes White Lady Waterfall and the Devils Cauldron
Bodmin Moor – Golitha Falls – 4 miles
A delightful walk along the River Fowey.
Coastal Footpath – Plymouth Sound/Rame Head – 8/15 miles
Spectacular views of Plymouth, the Sound and Coastline.
Dartmoor – Bench Tor and River Dart – a hard 3 miles
A wild and strangely unfrequented walk.
Dartmoor – Various Walks of 8 – 20 miles
These walks are really only for the more serious walkers with some basic equipment – maps, walking boots, waterproofs, backpack etc. as the weather conditions on the High Moor can change rapidly. Some interesting walks can be tailored to your abilities.
Adventure Weekends & Outdoor Holidays
For more ideas on enjoying your stay in Cornwall in the great outdoors Visit Cornwall have a huge range of activities listed on their web site.