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Bodmin Moor, Bodmin

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Bodmin Moor is a granite moorland in northeastern Cornwall, England. It is 208km2 in size, and dates from the Carboniferous period of geological history. It includes Brown Willy, the highest point in Cornwall, and Rough Tor, a slightly lower peak. Many of Cornwall's rivers have their sources here. It has been inhabited since at least the Neolithic era, when primitive farmers started clearing trees and farming the land. They left their megalithic monuments, hut circles and cairns, and the Bronze Age culture that followed left further cairns, and more stone circles and stone rows. By medieval and modern times, nearly all the forest was gone and livestock rearing predominated.The name Bodmin Moor is relatively recent, an Ordnance Survey invention of 1813. The upland area was formerly known as Fowey Moor after the River Fowey, which rises within it.GeographyBodmin Moor is one of five granite plutons in Cornwall that make up part of the Cornubian batholith (see also Geology of Cornwall).Dramatic granite tors rise from the rolling moorland: the best known are Brown Willy, the highest point in Cornwall at 417m, and Rough Tor at 400m. To the south-east Kilmar Tor and Caradon Hill are the most prominent hills. Considerable areas of the moor are poorly drained and form marshes (in hot summers these can dry out). The rest of the moor is mostly rough pasture or overgrown with heather and other low vegetation.
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  • Nice easy amble across the moor with ruins to explore, sheep, cows & horses - although please keep dogs on leads! We witnessed a couple with their dog chasing the sheep who are currently with lamb. Wo...  more »
  • This is a short walk.....however.....be prepared. There was still snow on the ground when we under took this walk. It was dry in places and four foot deep in snow in others. As for the moors its was s...  more »
  • A great place to go and roam or just drive around, plenty of room lovely villages particularly Blisland and St Breward. Great views and from the top you can see the North and South coasts.  more »
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  • Just like its big sister Dartmoor, this is a place of outstanding beauty and a chillingly (in all of it's meanings) diverse terrain, to allow for getting lost and finding oneself.
  • Lost in the stunning beauty and emptyness
  • Do not follow the Sat Nav otherwise you end up in a farmer's field
  • Wild. Exciting . best of all feels like the place that I grew up .
  • It was windy but we had a fun day! We had a picnic there!! X

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