Upon first inspection, the windswept and bleak landscape of Bodmin Moor doesn’t instantly embrace the traveller, but look a little further, and you’ll find a wild beauty and romanticism here, all of which inspired Daphne Du Maurier’s famous novel, Jamaica Inn. Brown Willy is the highest point in Cornwall, and as with so many parts of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the views from here are splendid. Whether it’s history, mythology, or the great outdoors that draws a person here, there’s plenty of interest to get your teeth into on Bodmin Moor.

In contrast, the Tamar Valley is gentler, spanning the River Tamar to create a 75 square mile area of beautiful opportunity that crosses the county border into Devon. Incorporating both beauty and history, the Tamar Valley offers great opportunities for all kinds of outdoor activity. Superb cycling and walking trails allow the visitor to get right to the soul of this scenic valley, and to enjoy the abundant nature that flourishes here.