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.

Steam & Cream on the Cornish Belle

Any sunny or rainy afternoon what could be more delightful than a luxury first class train through the countryside and a delicious Cornish Cream Tea? BODMIN & WENFORD RAILWAY PLC Sit back and enjoy the quintessential English tradition of afternoon tea while seated in one of the luxury carriages of the Cornish Belle as it…

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Artists inspired by Cornwall at the Tate, St Ives

TATE ST IVES Discover the light Patrick Heron CBE (30 January 1920 – 20 March 1999) was a British abstract and figurative artist, writer, and polemicist, who lived in Zennor, Cornwall. Dame Jocelyn Barbara Hepworth DBE (10 January 1903 – 20 May 1975) was an English artist and sculptor. Her work exemplifies Modernism and in…

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Interesting Animals

Check out all our own pigs and chickens. The children can join in feeding time! And around the county there is so much to see and do… Octopi, sharks and seahorses along with loads of fish at the Blue Reef Aquarium. Always something happening at Newquay Zoo, including big cats, a Madagascan walkthrough and penguins. The…

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Poldark – It’s all about Cornwall!

The hit series shows off some of the most beautiful countryside in Cornwall and you’ll find much of it near Ruthern Valley! Imagine Ross and Demelza in some of these beautiful spots. St Breward (30 min north) and The Hurlers hosted many outdoor scenes. Bodmin Moor is vast and somewhere on the moor is the exterior of Poldark’s cottage, Nampara.  Tregirls beach is…

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Award winning Food and Drink

Healey’s Cyder Farm is family friendly and open all year. Haywood Farm Cider, 20 minutes away near St Mabyn, Open: 10am – 7pm Mon to Sat, Sun 10am – 5pm Cornish Orchards has a Cider Shop & Craft Cider Tasting Sharp’s Brewery has a shop at Rock. St Austell Brewery has tours, plus the Hicks…

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Fun and Adventure in Cornwall

Go-karting at St Eval. Kayaking, canoeing and SUPing around magical Fowey estuary with trips from Golant or Fowey harbour . Jump Off a Cliff at the Adrenalin Quarry! Sailing, Segways and more at Siblyback Lake Country Park The latest mountain biking news from nearby Grogley Woods. And even more bike trails all around us. www.101-things-to-do-on-a-rainy-day-in-cornwall.co.uk.  Lots of ideas for…

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Boat and Train Trips

Bodmin & Wenford Railway, Cornwall’s steam railway. You can hop between Padstow and Rock on the ferry.  Eating places abound on both sides of the estuary. A bit further afield you can follow the Fal from Truro to Falmouth or St Mawes and back. St Ives has terrible parking which has been solved by a great…

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Family Days Out

Dairyland Farm World has free range fun, rain or shine Bodmin Gaol, spooky all-weather attraction Crealy Adventure Park has thrill rides, hundreds of animals, 40,000 sq ft of indoor play and 35 acres of outdoor play. Healey’s Cyder Farm is family friendly and open all year. Cardinham Wood is mixed woodland for walkers and cyclists, with a great cafe.

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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…

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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. Pencarrow House & Gardens, Washaway Lanhydrock National Trust House & Gardens Prideaux Place in Padstow

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Cycling and Walking in Cornwall

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…

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The Best Cornish Beaches

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…

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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 rain forests and from the warm temperate regions of the world. Click here to visit The Eden Project website

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Camel Trail and estuary

The Camel Trail, Cornwall

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’

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Cheesering Bodmin Moor

Neolithic Cornwall

Away from the bustle, away from the beaches, away from the buzz – imagine what it would be like to live in Cornwall 5000 years ago … First, find a high hill — Neolithic Cornwall near Ruthern Valley: Rough Tor, perfect for a picnic.  ± PL32 9QJ. Right across the A30 is Helman Tor.  ± PL30 5DF.  The Cheeserings and the Hurlers, ± PL14…

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Fowey River Kayak Adventures

Outstanding Natural Beauty and Marine Conservation Explore its Creeks & Backwaters on the high tide – or on the low tide venture down to its historic Harbours & Beaches. On both trips you will be paddling through an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Marine Conservation Area teeming with wildlife that includes kingfishers, herons,…

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