We can also accommodate guests looking for a shorter walking holiday. Our 3 night package is an ideal way to explore Cornwall either over a long weekend or mid-week. Our short break walking itinerary is still fully guided. Here’s a sample short break itinerary:
Arrival at Hallagenna in the heart of Bodmin Moor. Setle into your modern, comfortable converted stale accommodation with a traditional Cornish Cream Tea (scones, jam and lots of clotted cream tea). Welcome from your host and guide Tom and a talk through the programme for your stay.
Dinner at a local pub – St Tudy inn, St Tudy a typical moorland pub with roaring log fires, slate floors and wonderful food.
Breakfast will be prepared in your cottage, which also has a fully equipped kitchen.
Starting from Hallagenna Farm we follow the winding lanes through St Breward and onto Alex Tor taking us through parts of Bodmin Moor, a truly magical place – home to Neolithic settlements, hut circles, burial chambers and more recently, the domain of smugglers and pirates. We will tackle the rocky Rough Tor and taking in breath taking views from the second highest point in Cornwall. We will rest for lunch at near by Rough Tor farm, returning via a circular route to Hallagenna, passing through moorland villages. (approx. 6 -7 hours walking)
Dinner tonight at another pub – St Breward Inn, fantastically locally sourced food.
After breakfast, we will leave Hallagenna and head up Lady down, where we pass De Lank Quarry. Still in use and well known for the Granite that is quarried there that was used in the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London and the New Parliamentary Building in Whitehall, London. As we leave the quarry we make our way up through Pendrift Downs, passing over De Lank river where salmon can be seen swimming up-stream then on to Jubilee Rock. This huge granite rock was carved in 1809 – 10 by Lieutenant John Rogers and his men to commemorate King George III’s jubilee. It features Britannia and various Coats Of Arms and is updated with new carvings on special occasions. More recently Queen Elizabeth’s Golden Jubilee. We will rest for lunch at The Blisland Inn. After enjoying some welcome refreshment we then head out of Blisland and out on to Manor Common, passing Trippet Stones, a Bronze Age standing stone circle said to be maidens turned to stone for dancing on a Sabbath before heading back once again passing over The De Lank River. (approx. 5-6 hours)
An evening meal can be enjoyed at the nearby St Mabyn Inn.
After breakfast it’s time to say goodbye before your departure.
For further information and prices please call us on 01208 851500.