Can anyone suggest hikes on Bodmin moor that I can get to via public transportation? I'm looking for a 4 - 5 hour hike that doesn't involve lots of steep hills.
have a look at the best of bodmin moor tourism association website. they have trails on here plus books you can order and have sent out. also the tourist information place in Bodmin is very good and helpful and I suggest you make direct contact with them. the circular walks books by Mark Camp are far and away the best. however, this is Cornwall and it isn't flat by any means!!
Thanks - I appreciate you taking the trouble to respond. I don't expect flat terrain, but I'd like something more along the lines of "hilly" than "mountainous".
Wringworthy has suggested the Best of Bodmin Moor web-site, but it does not list bus services nor provide down loadable walks.
bestofbodminmoor.co.uk/media/13799/landscape… Map showing the features of the Moor
The method you need to use is finding a web-site with a list of suitable walks and matching the places mentioned to bus services. This can be very difficult, as the walk descriptions generally assume use of car and will suggest parking at a location with no bus service, but the walking route passes through another village with a bus service. Also there are frequent changes to bus services over the years, so you will find walk descriptions mentioning bus services which no longer exist.
A list, produced by Cornwall County Council, of Bus Services, providing links to Operators web-site. Incomplete, and gets in a mess because there are duplicate route numbers within the County. Each Operator has own method of providing the timetable, very frustrating. Some of the services are for School pupils, so operate at unsuitable times.
One of many walking web-sites. Of the places mentioned in the headline description the following have a service, and I've listed the origin and destination of the route ie the major towns, as you don't specify where you are able to start from.
Alturnan 225 (Launceston, circular)
Darite/Crows Nest/St Cleer 573 (Liskeard, Callington)
Tokenbury Corner see note
St Neot 283 (Liskeard, circular) Also Carnglaze Caverns
St Breward 228 (1 a month!), 251 Camelford-Bodmin
Tokenbury Corner: scroll to the far South East of the map for Pensilva; Tokenbury Corner is the junction to the West, with car park symbol. The 573 and 236 (Liskeard Launceston) pass here. Caradon Hill and Crows Nest are NW of the junction, so walks mentioning Caradon Hill can be adjusted.
Of the walks listed I would recommend Camelford to Advent and the various Minions Caradon Hill options.
Another walking site, which details a walk from Minions to Crows Nest. By combining the Caradon Hill walk (from Tokenbury Corner) to Minions, good facilities for lunch stop, then switch on to this walk. This assumes you will use bus 573 from Liskeard.
Apology - Service 573 has had number changed to 574. Old habits die hard at my age.
Thanks Penmere - am bookmarking this for my own use!
Thanks Jezzyka, hope you have some good days out, and there's not too many mistakes. Please report back as I'll try and maintain, and expand this type of commentary. As a newbie I wasn't sure how it would be received.
Very well received, I can assure you! Great info.
Thanks - you went to a lot of trouble and gave me an extremely useful list.
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