Much of the coastline surrounding Mineshop is owned and maintained by the National Trust making the footpaths exceptional. Crackington Haven lies on the 600 mile long South West Coastal Path, offering breathtaking scenery, dramatic landscapes and the opportunity to see birdlife such as razorbills, guillemots, oyster catchers and if you're very lucky puffin. Mineshop is also located very close to Bodmin moor offering a different type of scenery and fantastic walks.
Mineshop to Crackington Haven (1 Mile)
Mineshop via Churchtown, over Penkenna Cliff to the Beach and back to Mineshop (3 Miles)
Mineshop loop walk to the Beach, up through Ludun Valley, through Hallagatha and Back to Mineshop via trial hill (4 miles)
There are soo many stunning walks from Mineshop in every direction, we are always happy to point you in the right direction!
Crackington to Millook (4 miles)
Crackington to Boscastle (6 miles)
Crackington to Strangles Loop back to Crackington via Ludun Valley (5 miles)
Roughtor (Bodmin Moor)
3 Mile Walk
Parking in the carpark and walking across open moorland to the top of Rougtor, which is the 2nd highest point in Cornwall. Standing on its summit on a clear day it is possilbe ot see both coasts of Cornwall.
The Hurlers and The Cheesewring (Bodmin Moor)
Situated on the Eastern Flanks of Bodmin Moor. The moor has many stone circles and standing stones, of which The Hurlers and The Cheesewring are two of the best known. From Minions, the highest village in Cornwall, it is just a short distance to The Hurlers, three Bronze Age stone circles dating back to around 1500 BC. From here it is about a mile across the moor to The Cheesewring. So called because of its shape, The Cheesewring is a towering stack of a rock formation created by glaciation and weathering over thousands of years. A climb to the top provides breathtaking views into Devon in one direction and far into Cornwall in the other.
At their highest point the slate canyon walls tower over seventy feet above the river below. Rocky Valley was mentioned in travel books as a place of exceptional beauty as early as 1897. The valley is owned by the National Trust and is home to 161 different species of moss. The South West Coast Path descends into and out of the valley a little way inland due to the sheer cliffs on the coast. Rock carvings discovered in 1948 are believed by some to be from the early Bronze Age (1800-1400 BC).
Rocky Valley can be reached in 30-40 minutes on foot from Guinevere by following the Tintagel-Boscastle section of the South West Coast Path. If you would prefer to drive then head towards Boscastle and park either at the phone box on the way out of Bossiney (free), or the adjoining field (paid) or shortly after at the bottom of the hill in the trees in the large layby on the right (free). A circular walk or simple there and back option is possible
There are soo many amazing walks in this area, it is impossilbe to list them all here, however we are always happy to give suggestions, and point you in the right direction.
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Bude, North Cornwall
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