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.
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.
The 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.Read more about the Camel Trail
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.More about the Eden Project
We 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, Sea Kayaking or a leisurely guided tour down creeks and backwaters with Encounter Cornwall. Many of the bays have schools for novices and those who wish to improve their techniques. Click here for a comprehensive Beach Guide.
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. Also nearby, just off the Camel Trail, is Bishop’s Wood, perfect for a leisurely stroll. If you’re looking for more hills, Helman Tor or the mountain biking in Cardinham Woods might be just the thing for the whole family.
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
Cornwall 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
Fishing and Golf
For those who fancy a spot of fishing, there is Sea Fishing out of Padstow (on the Lady Mary or Emma Kate II), 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. St Enedoc has been voted best in the county and is very near by!
You’ll find lots to do nearby for families and all ages. Zip around a Go Kart track, come face to face with an octopus, or chug along on the Bodmin & Wenford steam railway. There are fun days out for everyone. Click here for more links.