Cornwall 15th to 17th of Feb 2016

More ramblings from Cornwall

15th to the 17th of Feb 16

Here we are again.

We spent a great night at Heligan Woods near Mevagissy. The site was superb as was the location. Lots of walking in the area including footpaths to Pentewan and Mevagissy. There was direct access from the site to the fabulous Lost Gardens of Heligan . The facility’s on site were really good and the staff were informative with first class customer service.

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I tweeted to get suggestions on where we should visit on Tuesday. I received a couple of suggestions, one of which was to take the Vino the dog for a walk in Cardinham Woods. Cardinham Woods are located near Bodmin where the A38 joins the A30. They are signposted from the junction. This is a Forestry Commission woodland that is accessed down a lane. It is narrow but with plenty of passing places. There are several marked out woodland track walks. We opted for the pink route Lidcutt Valley Walk that took us up into the hills that surround the main valley.

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From here we had booked into Globe Vale campsite . See site review elsewhere on the blog.This is a great site, really tidy and clean with superb hardstanding pitches. “Wheal Peevor” this is an old Cornish tin mine. The buildings have been preserved and there is free access to the site. There are many signs around the extensive network of footpaths to let you better understand what you are looking at. Keep an eye out for the many Doves that are nesting on one of the old shafts. We got to see all this before it got dark and the heavens opened.

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And on to today.

After much deliberating we decided to head to Bude. Bude is a great little seaside town that has a tourist industry largely based on surfing.

On the way we stopped at Widemouth Bay to give the dog a blast on the beach. There is plenty of space here (in the winter) to park the Motorhome.

Bude has a great beach and several carparks as well as a nice town centre, There is also three major supermarkets in the town.

After topping up with fuel we opted to spend he night at a site we haven’t visited for many years. Pentirehaven . This is located on the outskirts of Kilkhampton approx. 6 miles North of Bude on the A39, Atlantic Highway.

More on this one on the blog when I get WIFI??

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