GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Bodmin Moor Walks

This large area of granitemoorlandin northeasternCornwall has some good hill climbs, two large lakes, woodland and waterfalls.
Highlights include the climb to Rough Tor and Brown Willy, the two highest points in Cornwall.

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You can also view an overview map of all the routes in the using the Bodmin Moor Walk Map>>


Route NamePhotoDistanceDescription
Brown Willy4 miles (7 km)Climb to the highest point on Bodmin Moor on this circular walk in north east Cornwall. The summit stands at a height of 1,378 feet (420m) making it the highest point in the county as well. There's fantastic views across the moor to the Cornish coast and a number of fascinating historical sites to see on the way. View Full Details>>
Cardinham Woods4 miles (7 km)This large mixed woodland forest near Bodmin is very popular with walkers and cyclists. There are a number of way-marked walking and cycling routes of varying length and difficulty. View Full Details>>
Colliford Lake4 miles (6 km)Enjoy a lovely waterside walk along the shore of this large lake on Bodmin Moor. At over 900 acres it is the largest lake in Cornwall. The walk starts at the parking area at the western end of the lake and follows a waterside trail along the shore. The area is a nature reserve so look out for a wide variety of birdlife on the water and Bodmin ponies around the water. View Full Details>>
Copper Trail60 miles (97 km)Visit some of the most beautiful parts of Bodmin moor on this circular route which takes you on a tour of the historic Cornish Copper mines. View Full Details>>
Crowdy Reservoir2 miles (4 km)This short walk follows a section of the Copper Trail from Crowdy Reservoir to Davidstow Woods on Bodmin Moor. The walk starts from the Crowdy Reservoir car park and follows country lanes past the reservoir to the nearby woods. It's a nice easy short walk with good views across the water to the surrounding countryside. The reservoir and the surrounding Crowdy marsh are also good for birdwatching with gadwall, goldeneye, goosander, mallard, common pochard, shoveler, teal and tufted duck to look out for. You may also see ponies grazing on Davidstow Moor. View Full Details>>
Dozmary Pool6 miles (10 km)Visit the mysteriouswaters of the Dozmary Pool on this easy walk on Bodmin Moor. View Full Details>>
Golitha Falls1 miles (1 km)Golitha Falls National Nature Reserve has woodland walking trails taking you through a steep-sided valley gorge. The River Fowey runs through the gorge with a series of spectacular cascades known as Golitha Falls. The reserve is excellent for interesting flora and fauna with diverse plantlife including bluebells, wildflowers, cow-wheat, bilberry and wavy-hair grass. Look out for wildlife including butterflies, bats and birds such as dipper, nuthatch, treecreeper and buzzard. There is a good size car park at Draynes Bridge from which this walk begins. Golitha Falls is located just a few miles north of Liskeard. View Full Details>>
Lanhydrock2 miles (4 km)This walk takes you to the beautiful Lanhydrock estate from Bodmin Parkway Train Station. You can catch a train from Truro or St Austell to Bodmin Parkway and then follow footpaths to Lanhydrock. It's a nice two mile walk along the River Fowey and through woodland to the National Trust owned Victorian country house. The estate is very special with wonderful architecture and beautiful gardens. There are 1000 acres of woodland, parkland and gardens to explore on a network of good footpaths. Highlights include the magnolia arch by the thatched cottage and beautiful herbaceous borders. You can also visit the magnificent house and explore the kitchen area, servants' quarters and museum. View Full Details>>
Mary Michael Pilgrims Way275 miles (443 km)This route begins on the Cornish coast, near Land's end, and passes through Cornwall, Devon and Gloucestershire to finish at Glastonbury. However, the vision is to extend the route to the Norfolk coast in the near future. View Full Details>>
Rough Tor2 miles (3 km)This is a climb to the 1313ft (400m) summit of Rough Tor on Bodmin Moor. Rough Tor is the second highest point in Cornwall and a popular spot for walkers. View Full Details>>
Siblyback Lake4 miles (6 km)Enjoy a walk or cycle on the new waterside path around this beautiful lake and country park in Cornwall. The track runs around the perimeter of the lake and is great for families or anyone looking for a nice easy ride. There are also lovely views of Bodmin Moor and the surrounding Cornish countryside. A cafe overlooking the lake is perfect for rest and refreshment after your exercise. View Full Details>>

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