Camelford Travel Guide

  • View from Brown Willy
    View from Brown Willy
    by Geoff_Wright
  • Ancient Time-piece
    Ancient Time-piece
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  • Memorial to Charlotte Dymond
    Memorial to Charlotte Dymond
    by Geoff_Wright

Camelford Things to Do

  • Leskernic Tor Again

    Leskernic Tor is scattered with tons of what at first glimpse appears to be nothing more than heaps of grantie rock. Stop and take a closer look, and you will see distinctive shapes of former dwelling, reported by the archaeologinsts to be of Neolithic origin, some 8,000 years old.The picture here is of on ancient calendar, something akin to...

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  • Dozmary Pool

    A few miles to the SouthEast of Camelford and Rough Tor lies Dozmary Pool, visited by considerable numbers of visitors following the Arthurian legends. For it is into this Pool that many believe King Arthur's sword Excalibur*, was cast on Arthur's death.There is a folk story that the Pool is bottomless, but apparently in 1869 the pool dried up,...

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  • Rough Tor

    Rough Tor (pronounced as in bough) is the second highest point in Cornwall. Easily ascended from the small car park at the end of the narrow road from Camelford, it is owned by the National Trust, but is unfenced, and animals freely roam here.

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  • Jamaica Inn

    Not far from Rough Tor, and actually within walking distance if you have a good map, is the famous Jamaica Inn. Situated in the small village of Bolventor, on the edge of the main A30 road, Jamaica Inn is a place that many travellers to Cornwall insist on visiting. Until this year, there were some museums here, but the museum articles have been...

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  • Source of the River Fowey

    The majestic Rover Fowey (pronounced like 'Foy') has its source high up on Bodmin Moor. I have walked to the actual 'source', which is really nothing more than a largish peaty bog, oozing with dark brown water, where the sheep and cattle graze and do everything else in the murky water here!A mile or so farther downstream (if you can call it a...

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  • Fernacre Stone Circle

    It's been many years since I visited Fernacre Stone Circle, which, until a new gravel road was put through in recent years, was not easily accessed. As far as I remember, the circle was more or less complete, probably due to its isolated position, away from the main roads, and therefore, the majority of tourists.Photo to follow

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Camelford Hotels

  • Bowood Park Golf Club And Hotel

    Lanteglos, Camelford, PL32 9RF, GB

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Lanteglos Country House Hotel

    Lanteglos Lane, Camelford, PL32 9RF, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Mayrose Farm

    Helstone, Camelford PL32, Reino Unido, Camelford, PL32 9RN, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

Camelford Warnings and Dangers

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    by Geoff_Wright Written Mar 14, 2004

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    Although Bodmin Moor is much smaller than its neighbour in Devon - Dartmoor - it nevertheless has some of the same dangerous characteristics. There are treacherous bogs in the areas surrounding the many small streams, which, although they may not suck you in over your head, even to get your legs caught in them will be dangerous enough, especially if you are on your own. Ther are many rocky areas, where voids in the rocks are covered, especially in the Summer months, with thick vegetation. It is very easy to slip, and break one's leg, or arm.

    This pony never made it!

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Camelford Favorites

  • Leskernic Tor Again

    Leskernic Tor is scattered with tons of what at first glimpse appears to be nothing more than heaps of grantie rock. Stop and take a closer look, and you will see distinctive shapes of former dwelling, reported by the archaeologinsts to be of Neolithic origin, some 8,000 years old. Another view of the ancient sundial at Leskernick (See Must See...

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  • Rough Tor - Charlotte Dymond

    Visitors to Rough Tor will notice a capped Memorial Stone just by the edge of the stream by the car park, on the right as you walk up, left on the return. This stone was erected to the memory of Charlotte Dymond, who was murdered at this very spot on Sunday 14th April, 1844 by Matthew Weekes.The full story of this tragic story can be read...

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  • Rough Tor

    The highest land in Cornwall is Brown Willy, at 1,375 feet, closely followed by its neighbour, Rough Tor, at 1.312 feet. Both of these Tors can be reached on foot, and the path from the West side is reasonably gentle, unlike the much steeper Eastern approach.Both these tors are highly visible when you enter into Cornwall, especially when driving...

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