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Bodmin Moor

Age group: 10+

Location: MID Cornwall

 

Contact: nr Bodmin

TEL: n/a

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Mysterious & enigmatic, Bodmin Moor is both dramatic and awe inspiring with it's wonderful views and interesting history.

 

The Moor is awash with various mysterious monoliths, stone circles and more. It's clear from the evidence that Bodmin Moor has long been inhabited and has seen countless generations come and go. King Arthur's Hall, for example, consists of almost 60 stones arranged in a rectangle with a bank of earth around them. It measures approximately 20 metres by 50 metres. It is thought to be a late Neolithic or early Bronze Age ceremonial site but as of yet no-one has been able to ascertain its exact use.

 

Dozmary Pool is claimed to be the home of the Lady of the Lake. According to the legend, it is here that King Arthur rowed out to the Lady of the Lake and received the sword Excalibur.

 

Cornwalls highest point, Brown Willy, is on the north westerly fringe of the moor. A number of the main Cornish rivers start their epic journey towards the mighty Atlantic from here too.

 

Some of you may already know that Bodmin Moor has also previously become a centre of wild cat sightings and there have even been reports of mutilated or slain livestock. The Beast is renowned to be a panther-like cat who roams swiftly and quietly through the Moor looking for prey. Many believe the Beast(s) are escapees from private zoo's or animal collectors. Is there any truth in it, or is it just legend..? We'll let you decide!

 

 

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Bodmin 9 miles, Camelford 11 miles, Liskeard 12 miles, St Austell 21 miles