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top image: across the valley to Bodmin Moor - on the Coads Green to Bathpool circular walk


This beautiful countryside is off the beaten track and a delight to explore. Most villages have a small parking area so enjoy your day out then visit one of our local pubs for a well-deserved meal!

footpath signpost, walk routes

Some local walks

Footpath walk routes

Golitha Falls National Nature Reserve

Ancient woodland in a steep-sided valley gorge on the edge of Bodmin Moor, with the River Fowey flowing through it in a series of spectacular cascades.

For information - Golitha Falls NNR on Natural England website

See a map - 'Nature on the map'



Access to the countryside

North Hill churchBefore you set out to explore the countryside and find those special views check that you know the best starting point and your route.


The parish church is often a good place to park. Many footpaths originally brought villagers and country dwellers to church, and these paths are mostly still in use. Some of our parishes now have leaflets about their local walks, and village shops and post offices will also be a source of information - as well as those important snacks to nibble along the way!






North Hill church



Public Rights of Way and Access Land


access land on Bodmin MoorPublic rights of way are shown on Ordnance Survey maps. Maps can be purchased locally or on the OS website.


Access Land is shown on OS Explorer Maps, shaded in pale yellow. In Cornwall this will be mostly moors and heathland also some areas along the coast.











Access land on Bodmin Moor,
near North Hill






Permissive Access

The DEFRA website provides details and maps for more than 1800 walks, rides and areas of open access provided under the Countryside Stewardship, Environmentally Sensitive Areas and Environmental Stewardship Schemes. http://countrywalks.defra.gov.uk/



Join a walking event

"Step into Spring" - Sponsored Walks and Events

Put your best foot forward for cancer care and research and join the walks each spring.
For details of walks in Cornwall and the west: www.mariecurie.org.uk

The Ramblers’ Association - guided walks

The Ramblers’ Association is Britain's biggest walking charity, working for over 70 years to promote walking and to improve conditions for everyone who walks in England, Scotland and Wales.
The charity exists to facilitate, for the benefit of everyone, the enjoyment and discovery that walking outdoors can bring, and to promote respect for the life of the countryside.
For more details and to find a walk to join:
 Ramblers Association |  Your local Areas and Groups


The Countryside Code


The Countryside Code gives important advice about access to the countryside.
Countryside CodeMost of it is just good common sense, as it is designed to help us all to respect, protect and enjoy our countryside.


The key messages are:

For the full Countryside Code and information about walking and access land please see Natural England website.





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