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Walking Events – Exploring Poldark’s Moorland Home
27 September, 2017at 9:30 am - 5:00 pm£35
Where will we go?
Unravel the myths and legends of Bodmin Moor on a day-long wander into the wilderness.
Arthurian myths, local lore and smugglers’ tales are all written onto Bodmin Moor’s open plains. Meanwhile, enigmatic Bronze Age sites and monolithic stone structures forcefully jut out of the landscape, creating a powerful backdrop to Ross Poldark’s own Nampara cottage.
Keep trekking across the vast heaths to discover stunning wildlife like carnivorous plants and uncultivated wildflowers, while breathtaking birds of prey patrol above.
You will be collected from reception at 9:30 and we will aim to be back at the hotel by 5:00pm.
What do I need to bring?
For a full day you will need a good pair or shoes or boots, a packed lunch, waterproofs (if you don’t have them, let us know as we can help provide them), and a spare layer depending on the weather. Sunglasses, sun cream and a hat are also a good idea as well as a small rucksack for carrying your lunch.
How far is it?
This trek involves moderate to hard walking on paths, tracks and open moorland – all of which can be wet and muddy after a spell of rain. With Explore in Cornwall it is not so much how far as how long will we walk. We go at a pace to take in our surroundings but a whole day will vary in distance from 5 – 10 miles but will not normally take longer than 6-7 hours walking. There is so much to see that you will often feel you have explored much further than you actually have.
Do I need to be fit?
You need to be able to walk for the days you are booking – we are not providing adrenaline fuelled challenge experiences but walking in Cornwall does involve steep hills and rough footpaths and tracks so a reasonable level of fitness is required. If you are at all concerned please ask and we can provide detailed descriptions for each walk.
To book call us on 01637 860 860
Please note: This event is for guests and non residents that have not booked on the walking break.