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Things to do

As Ruthern Valley Holidays is so centrally located in the heart of Cornwall, it offers a multitude of places to visit and experience, all of which are in reasonable driving distance.

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Camel Trail

The Camel Trail is only 5 minutes by cycle, a sixteen mile combined walk and cycle track alongside the River Camel created from the route of the Old Atlantic Coast Express — once quoted by Betjeman as ‘the best journey in England’ — where it is still easy to imagine steam-hauled trains slowly curving their way through the valley.

Camel TrailThe Camel Trail is also an important link in the Cornish Way, a cycle route round Cornwall. We are just 5 level minutes away by bike.

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Eden Project

The Eden Project, Cornwall

The Eden Project: A millennium project based in Cornwall, England. Two giant conservatories have been constructed to nurture plants from the steamy rainforests and from the warm temperate regions of the world.

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Beaches

Kynance-Cove-heather-Ross-HoddinottWe are 10 miles from the north and south coasts and all their beach-based activities; whether for sunbathing, surfing and sandcastles or for more adventurous pursuits such as kite surfing and sea kayaking; many of the bays have schools for novices and those who wish to improve their techniques.

Cycling and walking

The Camel Trail, a 16 mile dedicated cycling and walking route following the old ‘Atlantic Coast Express’ railway line between Bodmin and Padstow. There are several points along the way to join it – one of which is 5 minutes bike ride from the site on a relatively level route. The Camel Trail is part of the ‘Cornish Way’ a cycle route round Cornwall. For the keen walker, there are numerous hiking trails and, of course, the South West Coast Path which follows the Cornish coastline; the ‘Saints Way’ is a Pilgrims’ route incorporating many of the churches between Padstow and Fowey.

Historic Houses, Castles and Gardens

Pendennis-Castle-03Cornwall is renowned for them, with many National Trust and English Heritage sites and spectacular sub-tropical gardens throughout the county – including the legendary ‘Lost Gardens of Heligan’ and the world famous ‘Eden Project’ with its tropical and sub-tropical biomes and education centre.

Horse Riding and Pony Trekking

Novice and experienced riders are all catered for locally, with a nearby riding school and trekking on Bodmin Moor.

Fishing and Golf

For those who fancy a spot of fishing, there is sea fishing out of Padstow, Looe and Mevagissey, and river and lake fishing not too far away. If a round of golf is on the cards, then there are several golf courses that vary in level of difficulty to choose from.