The highest village in Cornwall, the charmingly named Minions is situated on the south east side of Bodmin Moor. Offering great views of the Moor, and beautiful scenery all around, this is the perfect place from which to start a walk to reach some of the impressive archaeological remains dating as far back as the early Bronze Age period.
This moorland village was once a thriving mining centre, and there’s still reminders of this in and around Minions, particularly at the Minions Heritage Centre which is housed in a disused engine house. It includes information about the 4,000 years of life on Bodmin Moor, from the early settlers to the hardships faced by the tin miners. From Minions, one of the best walks takes you around various iconic landmarks such as The Hurlers stone circles, The Cheesewring and the engine houses of the Phoenix mines. It’s about two to three hours in length and offers fabulous views, and plenty of history. This is also Poldark territory, so fans can go hunting locations used in the popular series, including Minions itself.