Bodmin Moor

moorland ponies

The gentle hills of Bodmin Moor form the horizon to the west, with high rugged tors, granite-strewn slopes and wooded valleys. From the marshes and fresh water springs the streams trickle and cascade over granite boulders before joining the rivers: the Lynher and Fowey here on the eastern side and the Camel to the north.


This is a peaceful and open landscape where moorland ponies, sheep and cattle graze and the occasional walkers navigating onto the hills.

Bodmin Moor is the largest of Cornwall's granite uplands, an area rich in history, archaeology and important conservation sites. The song of the skylark is a delight and also to see stonechats, wheatear and snipe thriving on the grassy hills.


countryside code - respect, protect, enjoyThe open hills give wonderful views, but walkers venturing beyond the well-trodden paths (human and animal) must be well-prepared to navigate and avoid dangers in this wild countryside.



This is part of the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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Bodmin Moor bookletCornwall AONBA leaflet about the moor can bedownlaoded: Bodmin Moor Leaflet : 400 million years in the making! (1mb PDF file) Dutch, German, French and Spanish






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