Bodmin Moor, Cheesewring and Caradon Hill

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Bodmin Moor, Cheesewring and Caradon Hill is a 12.2 kilometer loop trail located near Liskeard, Cornwall, England that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Distance: 12.2 km Elevation Gain: 296 m Route Type: Loop


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A fairly strenuous circular walk on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall. (Note this walk combines the two shorter loops, Bodmin Moor and Cheesewring, Caradon Hill and the Copper Mines'). The walk starts from Minions, the highest village in Cornwall, and heads out onto Bodmin Moor. The moor gives you the wild exposed landscape you might expect and the route takes you up and over the granite rocks to reach the famous rock formation of Cheesewring, before returning through the moor where you'll see plenty of evidence of the copper mining that once thrived here. Once back in the village the walk heads out onto Caradon Hill, following the well made track around the hill edge on an easier section of walking. The walk route then climbs to the hill's summit before descending through old quarries and tin/copper mines to reach the stream in the valley and follows this stream through farmland to return to the village. At this high point in Cornwall, the walk is very exposed so make sure you are well prepared. The walk follows tracks and open areas of Bodmin Moor which, as you would expect, will be very wet and boggy after wet weather so good waterproof boots are a must. The tracks are rocky and uneven underfoot and the climb to Cheesewring will involve a short scramble over large granite blocks, and there is a second scramble alongside the stream during the second half. The section following the stream across the fields can be very muddy. There are two stiles (both with easy crossing points for dogs) plus a few gates. Bodmin Moor is home to free roaming horses, cattle, sheep and ponies so take particular care with dogs. Approximate time 4 to 5 hours, depending on the conditions underfoot.

Sun Apr 13 2014

Love this walk. The Cheesewring is definitely worth a visit and this walk makes sure you also take in a great walk across the moor. Lots of opportunity to see the remains of the industries that operated here too.