An amble on Bodmin Moor

Two deer on Bodmin Moor King Arthur's Hall, Bodmin Moor

Having tried to find shelter from the strong northerly wind yesterday on The Lizard, the promise of better weather today coaxed me out onto Bodmin Moor…

I started from Churchtown, just north of the town of Bodmin, and headed off east across fields and then up onto the moor. The first objective was to find King Arthur’s Hall – a rectangular earthwork lined with stone slabs, surrounding featureless and marshy centre. The views were fantastic and I could see 3 peaks in the distance further east and to the north that would provide an interesting circular walk.

The view across Bodmin Moor Bodmin Moor, stack of rocks
The view south from Bodmin Moor The view north from Bodmin Moor
Stacks of rocks on Bodmin Moor Stacks of rocks on Bodmin Moor

The weather was a bit mixed and I got rather wet – from both the top down, and from the bottom up! Walking across the marshy moorland did slow me up, and I had missed lunchtime when made it back to Churchtown – thankfully I was just in time for an afternoon cream tea, which was most welcome after just over 12 miles of moorland walking.

Center of map
Route
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More photos from the trip to Cornwall can be found here.

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