Hedley Wood benefits from a fantastic location on the Devon-Cornwall border, meaning you can easily see the very best that both these counties have to offer.
From Dartmoor and Exmoor to the dramatic Cornish coastline and just about everything in-between, this region was made for those who love exploring the great outdoors.
One of the most spectacular locations, just a stone’s throw from our Bude holiday park is Bodmin Moor. This remote landscape has a reputation as both an area of outstanding natural beauty… and also a place filled with myth, legend and mystery.
Perhaps the most common story associated with this landscape is that of the mythical Beast Of Bodmin Moor. There have been hundreds of alleged sightings over the years of a ‘beast’ roaming the moors but no hard evidence has ever been found.
But this protected area is about so much more than just the ‘beast’. It’s hugely popular for those who love walking holidays. It is home to two of Cornwall’s highest peaks – Rough Tor and Brown Willy – both of which boast stunning panoramic views from the top.
There are also large bodies of water on the Moor. Colliford and Sibleyback lakes, and Dozemary Pool with its Arthurian associations, are all significant here.
With its ancient buildings, stone circles and medieval farms, this region is full of history and holds World Heritage Site status. It was once a hive of mining activity, dating back over 4,000 years but it is now Cornwall’s largest Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AoNB). It also secured Dark Skies status in 2017, due to its low levels of light pollution… so it’s a great place to look up into the night sky and see the stars.
The Poldark connection
If you’re a fan of Ross, Demelza and the cast of the BBC’s recent adaptation of Poldark, then Bodmin Moor is definitely a place you should explore.
Many scenes were shot on this rugged landscape and Poldark’s cottage (Nampara) is based on the moor. Many scenes of the cast on horseback were also shot here, so why not follow in their footsteps and visit these now iconic film locations?