The south-western county of Cornwall draws in visitors from all over the world, thanks largely to its abundance of natural beauty. Many people travel to Cornwall in search of the perfect wave, or just to laze on its many glorious, sandy beaches. But venture beyond the coast and you'll discover that some of the county's most spectacular natural charms can be found inland. Bodmin Moor is a stunning expanse of countryside, home to an array of welcoming hotels, B&Bs and guesthouses.
Brown Willy: the Highest Point
Whether you're a serious walker looking for a challenge, or are just keen to look upon the county's highest point, Brown Willy is an impressive landmark. The Tor is actually an ancient volcanic 'plug' and is located a short distance north-west of Bolventor, in east Cornwall. Nearby accommodation includes the intimate Mennabroom, which also houses a business centre, and the Trehellas House Hotel and Restaurant, closer to the busy little town of Wadebridge.
Dozmary Pool: the Stuff of Legends
Bodmin Moor is an atmospheric and at times mysterious place, so it won't surprise visitors to learn that much of it is steeped in legend. One of the most popular spots of legend on the moor is Dozmary Pool. The small body of water is said to be the home of the Lady of the Lake, who offered the famous sword Excalibur to King Arthur. It's said that the sword was hurled into the pool once again following King Arthur's death in battle. The water is also home to some spectacular animal and plant-life.
Golfing on the Moor
Areas of natural beauty tend to lend themselves to outdoor activities. Fortunately for golfers, there are plenty of fine courses in the county, particularly in the area around Bodmin Moor. The Trethorne Hotel and Golf Club offers golfers the chance to tee of within the hotel grounds. Set in stunning grounds, the hotel also caters for weddings and corporate events.
Cornwall is a relatively small county, meaning there are plenty of fabulous things to see and do within a short distance of Bodmin Moor. The north coast offers ample opportunity for keen surfers to get wet, while the south coast is blessed with an abundance of pretty villages and sheltered coves, and some excellent hotels and B&Bs to choose from too.