Rough Tor & Brown Willy on Bodmin Moor

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Bodmin Moor is an open upland moor of rich historical interest and superb views of the Cornish countryside. This walk starts off at the main car park from the Camelford side of Bodmin Moor and passes the remains of large ancient settlements dating from the Bronze Age some 3000 years ago! The remains of structures and wall can clearly be seen and all are worth looking at. For those wanting more detail there was a Time Team episode filmed on this stretch of Bodmin Moor which goes into detail about the structures and landscape.

The first peak visited is probably the most interesting and is Rough Tor - pronounced 'Rowe Tor'. The summit is surrounded in amazing rock formations and the summit contains the remains of an ancient chapel which the outline can be made out.

From here the route heads east across the moor to pick up a wall which leads you to a bridge to for a small beck and joins a path leading you to the summit of the highest point in Cornwall; Brown Willy. The view from Brown Willy is outstanding and covers the whole of Bodmin Moor and even stretches as far as the coast with Tintagel being visible.

The route then backtracks towards Rough Tor and heads up to Little Rough Tor and Showery Tor for some more amazing ancient remains before returning back to the car park via open moorlands.

England - South West England - Cornwall - Bodmin Moor


Ancient Monument, Birds, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Moor, Wildlife
8/25/2021 - sarah anthem

Great little walk. Although paths not shown on the OS map, easy to see and follow. And from the top, can see the sea.