Active Cornwall

Adrenalin filled days out in Cornwall.

If you are looking to combine a bit of exertion with having a great time in this lovely county here are some ideas to keep you active while you stay with us.

All our cottages include our own what to do guides, so you will never be short of active inspiration! All of our cottages come with leisure club membership (pool, gym and Spa), so start off with those FREE options! Click here for more information on leisure club memberships.

But if you still need more – here are some ideas

surfing in cornwall


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 -

For more information on the camel trail please click here.


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

Horse Riding

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

Motor Sports

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.  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...

For more information on the best in the waves try


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

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.