Tucked away in the corner of the country, Cornwall lives by its own rules. In the far south-west, even the landscapes - think craggy cliffs and mysterious moors - are wild. When it comes to natural beauty, Cornwall is home to an whole host of riches, and some equally fabulous hotels.
While it's typically the rugged coastline that springs to mind when talking about Cornwall as a holiday destination, there's plenty of magic to be found inland as well. The rolling hills and sprawling moors make the county a popular spot among keen walkers. At 1,378 feet, Brown Willy is one of Cornwall's foremost walking attractions. With an abundance of fine hotels in the area, it's an ideal part of the world for your annual break.
Reach for the Stars
Brown Willy is not only the highest point in Bodmin Moor, it's also the highest point in all of Cornwall. Whether you're ascending to the heady summit for the views or are admiring the peak from a nearby trail, Brown Willy is sure to impress.
At the summit, walkers are rewarded with a pair of towering cairns. Though man-made, the cairns lend the spot an enchanting atmosphere. Indeed, the hill's special feel has been acknowledged by members of the Aetherius Society, a UFO religion who regard Brown Willy to be sacred. On 23rd November, members of the group meet at the hill. Other notable events include the annual race from Jamaica Hill, which occurs on New Year's Day.
Hotels near Brown Willy
Whether you're visiting Brown Willy as part of a flying-saucer-pilgrimage or just as part of a run-of-the-mill walking holiday, there's plenty of exquisite accommodation to choose from in the surrounding area.
The Countryman Hotel is a friendly B&B located in nearby Camelford. Camelford offers the best of both worlds, combining plenty of places to eat and drink with easy access to the rural Moor.
The Atlantic View Hotel is just a short drive from Brown Willy, but offers visitors the chance to trade countryside for coastline, boasting impressive views out across the ocean. If the weather's not right for a dip in the sea, the hotel's indoor pool is sure to satisfy.