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Things To Do In Bodmin

Situated almost exactly halfway between Bodmin and Liskeard, Rivermead is perfectly placed for you to explore this beautiful part of the country and discover all of the best things to do in Bodmin.

With so many stunning places to visit and things to do in Bodmin a week is never long enough! We’ve given you just a few ideas of our favourite activites, local walks and beaches to visit which we think are among the best things to do in Bodmin. If you have any recommendations, let us know and we’ll give them a try.

In under 30 minutes, you could be exploring Bodmin Moor, Looe, Lantic Bay, Fowey, Charlestown, Lanhydrock or Polperro. In under an hour, you could drive to Padstow, Port Isaac, Newquay, Constantine Bay, Mevagissey, St Mawes, Perranporth or Plymouth.

A little further afield, and just over an hour’s drive away, are Penzance, St Ives and Marazion, home to the awe-inspiring St Michael’s Mount. From Penzance, you could really push the boat out and book a day trip to the stunning Isles of Scilly, accessible by boat, plane or helicopter.

If you need further inspiration, in our Information Room we have a wealth of leaflets with ideas (and some discounts) for days out and things to do in Cornwall.

Also try the Visit Cornwall website and apps:

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One of our favourite things to do in Bodmin certainly has to be the onsite fishing, we are lucky at Rivermead to have half a mile of the crystal-clear waters of the River Fowey flowing through the woodland as it wends its way to the Fowey Estuary and out into open water. Fishing makes for the perfect relaxing activity, sit beside the sparkling river and enjoy connecting with nature, only a short walk away from the comfort of your accommodation.

The Fowey River catchment is one of the largest river basins in South Cornwall, draining an area of Bodmin Moor about 177 km2. From Bodmin Moor, with its high rainfall and many fast-flowing streams, the Fowey runs through narrow wooded valleys down Draynes Valley towards Golitha Falls, a National Nature Reserve.

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Local Attractions

With so many incredible attractions only a stone’s throw away from Rivermead Cottages, we have chosen our absolute favourites for you to peruse! No matter if you’re stuck with what to do with the family, want to learn more about the rich history of the area, or simply don’t want to have to troll the internet to find the best things to do in Bodmin, with our marvellous selection of attractions ranging from the Steam Railway to Bodmin Jail, the Eden Project and even a Monkey Sanctuary, we are sure there is something perfect for everyone.

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Local Beaches

Cornwall is renowned for its captivating beaches, and each stretch of sand along its coastline holds its own unique allure. From the dramatic cliffs of North Cornwall to the serene coves of the South, Cornwall’s beaches offer a haven for beach lovers and adventurers alike, so we have a compiled a list of the best of the best for you to decide your perfect match. No matter if you’re looking for a perfect days surf, or the ideal place to catch the sunset we have something for every preference.

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Local Walks

One of our favourite things to do in Bodmin is enjoy the wealth of breath-taking walks, thanks to our stunning location. From rugged moorland trails to tranquil riverside strolls, Bodmin boasts an abundance of scenic routes that unveil the region’s rich heritage and breath-taking landscapes. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker seeking panoramic views or a leisurely walker craving a peaceful escape, Bodmin’s local walks promise an unforgettable adventure, where each path leads to new discoveries and cherished memories.

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