Explore the Area
Despite its remoteness, the entrance to the moor for the drive across to Leskernick is only a 5 minute drive from the A30. It takes approximately 20 minutes to drive the 1.5 miles across the moor to the cottage.

Bodmin Moor
Covering some 17,000 acres, the moor has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and the area of moor at Leskernick and immediately surrounding it is designated as SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest). It is characterised by tors, granite strewn slopes, open moorland, bog and mires. There is much evidence of Bronze Age settlements with stone rows, circles and standing stones. On Leskernick Hill alone are the remains of up to 50 stone hut circles and round dwelling houses. With its unique environment, the moor is home to grazing livestock but also provides a unique habitat to rare butterflies and birds such as Snipe, Wheatear, Reed Bunting, Golden Plover and Stonechat.

Walk to...

Brown Willy
Cornwall’s highest point can
be easily walked to across
the moor from Leskernick
in under an hour.

Rough Tor
The most rugged and
iconic tor on Bodmin
Moor, easily walkable
from Brown Willy.
The Rising Sun
Our favourite pub, near to the
pretty village of Altarnun can
be walked to in about an hour
across the moor.
Jamaica Inn
Made famous by
Daphne du Maurier, is
walkable and on many
people’s curiosity list.

Drive to...

Visit Tintagel Castle, situated
on the peninsula of Tintagel
Island and long associated
with King Arthur.
The village and fishing port
features impressive stone
harbour walls. The SW
Coast Path passes through
the village and mackerel
fishing trips are offered
from the harbour.
Trebarwith Strand
A beautiful 800m long sandy
beach bordered by impressive
rocky cliffs. Ideal for swimming,
surfing and beach games at
low tide, but be aware, the
sandy beach completely
disappears at high tide.
A beautiful National Trust
owned country house,
gardens and wooded estate.

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