With the recent beautiful weather we’ve been experiencing and it being the most wonderful time of the year with clear bright blue skies, lush green leafy woodlands and the haze of purple heather and yellow gorse across the moorlands, there’s never been a better time to grab a backpack and head out into the great outdoors!
Pentillie Castle stands proudly on the border of Devon and Cornwall offering the perfect haven from which to enjoy the very best walks in the Westcountry. From moor to sea and everything in between many a footstep has fallen….
Top 10 Walks…on our doorstep!
Minions, Sharp Tor and Twelve Men’s Moor… a twisty 20 to 25 minute drive away but well worth the effort because of the great open space, the views and the fascinating mining heritage.
Bere Peninsular Train & Walk… an interesting walk with fabulous views and a wonderfully scenic train ride.
Peter Tavy… a wonderful Cornish village and moorland walk crossing the River Tavy. With 3 pubs on route it’s a firm favourite!
Widgery Cross… park up at the Dartmoor Inn and ramble your way across the moor up to Widgery Cross. A detour to the ruins of Bleak House is atmospheric, especially on a typical autumnal day.
Brown Willy and Rough Tor… a circular walk to the two highest points in Cornwall, through the remains of prehistoric settlements overlooking the Fernacre Stone Circle and with spectacular views to the North Cornish Coast.
Cothele and Calstock… just a short drive from Pentillie. A variation of lovely walks from the National Trust House of Cothele through the woods. A spot of lunch at the Quay or head up to the Who’s Have Thought It Pub.
Mount Edgcumbe and Rame Head Peninsular… park up at Cremyll on the tip of the peninsular near the Edgecumbe Arms (lovely food) and then walk through Mount Edgecombe Park stopping to visit the house and gardens if you wish.
Constantine Bay to Mawgan Porth… a must for Poldark fans. A 7 mile long and challenging walk along the cliff tops and though Porthcothan (famously known as Poldark’s Nampara).
Boscastle to Tintagel… a coastal walk with spectacular cliff scenery and a magnificent valley with the whole area associated with King Artur and the Knights of the Round Table.
Tamar Trails… with over 25kms of walking trails for you to explore the landscapes and woodlands of the Tamar Valley.
And if that wasn’t enough….there are the 55 acres of stunning ancient woodland gardens quite literally on the doorstep of Pentillie Castle. Our garden map of the estate guides you through the Repton designed landscape up to the American Gardens (Lewis Kennedy) and down through the Lime Avenue, past the walled Kitchen Garden, up to the Mausoleum and down to the Victorian Bathing Hut sat beautifully on the Quay.