Bedknobs Walking Facilities

We provide:

  • Loan of a full set of OS maps for the whole of Cornwall
  • Somewhere to dry wet clothing
  • Advice on local walks around Bodmin on on Bodmin Moor
  • Details of public transport available for connections
Come Rain or Shine

If the weather is not at it's best, or you just want to spot a few more things for your itinerary, then here is an excellent guide to help you.

Walking in Cornwall

A Bedknobs guide to walking in and around Bodmin in Cornwall

Bedknobs is fully accredited under the Walkers Welcome scheme and will try to ensure that your holiday is one to remember. Be adventurous and leave the car at home for the day. You can walk, cycle or use public transport - not obligatory - just exceedingly good for body, soul and the environment!

Camel Trail

A walking and cycling trail on what was the former Bodmin Wenford Railway line running alongside the river Camel. The trail runs Wenford Bridge to Bodmin and Bodmin to Wadebridge and then on to Padstow.

The Camel Trail

Cardinham and Bury Castle

A circular walk taking in the valleys of Cardinham Water to the remains of the Bury Castle hill fort where the ramparts are still over 14ft high even after more than 2000 years.

Cardinham and Bury Castle - 4.3m / 6.9km - Moderate - Circular

Dunmere to Grogley Halt

A circular walk along the Camel valley from Dunmere Halt to Grogley Halt on the Camel Trail, passing the Camel Valley vineyard and the Boscarne platform where the Bodmin-Wenford steam trains depart.

Dunmere to Grogley Halt - 6.2m / 10km - Easy-Moderate - Circular

Dunmere to Pengarhard

A circular walk along the River Camel from Dunmere through bluebell woods and fields to Penhargard, and along an ancient route lined with wildflowers to Bodmin's historic Jail.

Dunmere to Pengarhard - 6.1m / 9.9km - Moderate - Circular

Helland Bridge to Clerkenwater

A circular walk from Helland's mediaeval packhorse bridge along a lane lined with wildflowers which was once the main turnpike road into North Cornwall, passing above the fortified settlements that controlled access to river crossings during prehistoric times, and returning via the 14th Century church thought to be on the site of a Celtic church from the Dark Ages.

Helland Bridge to Clerkenwater - 5.5m / 8.9km - Easy-Moderate - Circular

Lanhydrock to Restormel

A circular walk from the mediaeval bridge at Respryn along the River Fowey through the bluebell woodland of the Lanhydrock Estate to the circular Norman castle at Restormel which had a pressurised piped water system 700 years ahead of its time.

Lanhydrock to Restormel - 5.3m / 8.5km - Moderate - Circular

Lanhydrock Gardens

A fairly short and easy circular walk through Lanhydrock gardens (note that you will need to pay an entry fee unless you are NT member) with plenty of picnic spots along the River Fowey that you can combine with a visit to the house.

Lanhydrock Gardens - 3.3m / 5.3km - Easy-Moderate - Circular

Lanhydrock to Respryn

A circular walk through the mature broadleaf woodland in the less well-known areas of the Lanhydrock estate, through bluebell woods and along the River Fowey, past the mediaeval bridge at Respryn, built after numerous prayers for safe passage in the ford-side chapel, had not resulted in the desired outcome.

Lanhydrock to Respryn - 3.8m / 6.1km - Easy-Moderate - Circular

Minions and the Cheesewring

A circular walk around the iconic landmarks at Minions, including The Hurlers stone circles, The Cheesewring and the engine houses of the South Phoenix Mine.Minions and the Cheesewring - 4.4m / 7km - Moderate - Circular

We hope you can find all you need here and we would like to say thanks to Cornwall Council, iWalkCornwall and all providers of materials and supporters of walking in Cornwall.