Minions - Wild Cornish Moorland

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The captivating beauty of the moor soon draws the walker into its embrace, from the moment you leave your car and begin your journey to the ancient stone circles, you are surrounded by wild, natural beauty.

After taking time to explore and rest awhile within the stone circles, our walk continues towards the more recent moorland quarry working by the fantastic natural outcrop of stone known as the Cheesewring. From this impressive mass of granite boulders, our walk carries on towards Rillaton Barrow, an ancient burial chamber. This chamber is now quite difficult to find, so you will need a keen eye!

Once you have retraced your steps from the chamber, a well-defined track takes the walker on his homeward journey. If you have not already done so, we would recommend a visit to the old engine house, now a Heritage Centre. Within this building - situated at the start (and finish) of the walk - is a display of the local and Cornish history.

The Hurlers is a set of three stone circles built about 4,000 years ago; two are clearly defined but the third is elusive.
The fantastic natural outcrop of stone is named after the mound of pressed pulp in a cider press which it resembles and is called a Cheesewring.

England - South West England - Cornwall - Bodmin Moor


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Industrial Archaeology, Moor, Mostly Flat, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, Tea Shop, Toilets

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27.4 Miles