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Places to go and things to do within 20 minutes driving distance from Dolbeare Park...

Bodmin Moor - Walking (and it's free)

Since the Bronze age, Bodmin Moor has remained one of the great unspoilt areas of the South West, and still attracts thousands of visitors – from hikers and poets, to photographers and artists. Dominated by granite tors, and littered with standing stones, burial chambers, Cornish hedges, bridges, cottages and farms the moor is an ideal place to explore.

The Cheesewring at Minions is an easy and delightful walk but do keep an eye on the weather since it can change astonishingly quickly. Do not stray from the path.

20 mins by car

National Marine Aquarium - Plymouth


The Aquarium experience comprises a total of 50 live exhibits including 3 massive tanks. Over 4000 animals from 400 species are displayed in realistic habitats from local shorelines to coral reefs. In addition our technological zone, Explorocean focuses on ocean exploration and sustainability through innovative, interactive exhibits.
The Aquarium is made up of 6 main zones: Explorocean, The Shallows, Atlantic Reef, Meditteranean Sea, Weird Creatures and Coral Seas. Each zone is packed full of amazing Marine Creatures and fantastic facts for you to find.
Telephone 01752 220084 Postcode PL4 0LF
20 mins by car


Adrenalin Quarry

The Times & The Independent agreed, if you’re looking for things to do in Cornwall, Adrenalin Quarry is it!

Adrenalin Quarry has the UK’s Longest Zip Wire, hurling you over the flooded quarry at speeds that'll get your heart pumping. There’s nothing like it anywhere in the UK and it’s suitable for all ages; or

Go off the deep end in this relentless adrenalin rush: no-holds-barred wild swimming, climbing & tombstoning. Rope-free mayhem for ages 10+. Jump off. Get on.

Telephone 01579 308204 PL14 3PJ

Or visit their website

10 mins by car

Go Karting - open all weather

Just off the A38 near Liskeard is Go Karting at Kartworld. It's a fun place to visit for all with family with go karts to suit a wide variety of age groups.

Telephone 01579 347229 Postcode PL14 3PJ

Or have a look at their website

10 mins by car

Cotehele & Cotehele Mill - National Trust

Cotehele is just off the A388 towards Callington and just past St Mellion. It is the mediaeval home of the Edgcumbes with original furniture, armour, rich hangings and tapestries. It is a lovely estate with riverside and woodland walks. It has a working estate watermill, with stoneground flour for sale. It has a river quay with Edgcumbe Arms tea-room and museum.

Telephone 01579 351346 Postcode PL12 6TA

20 mins by car

Cycling - South East Cornwall

South East Cornwall is becoming very popular for off-road cycling. There are a number of places to choose from with the nearest in terms of distance from Dolbeare Park are:

Drakes Trail including the Plym Trail
This is a 21 mile cycling and walking path that links Tavistock with Plymouth and includes the very lovely Plym Trail. The Plym Trail is a lovely cycle ride along the old Plym Valley railway and for the most part is a tarmac path climbing very gently through beautiful woodland and across viaducts. This is a delightful ride during the autumn months. A great place to stop for lunch is the pub at Meavy. Can do an additional extension to Saltram House (NT).
20 mins by car
Tourist Information 01752 304849
Distance: Plym Trail 13.5 miles

With over 25 miles of cycle trails to explore in the heart of the Tamar Valley, there is so much to do at the Tamar Trails Centre, exploring by foot, bike or horse are just some of the attractions.

25 mins by car
Tamar Trails Centre 01822 833409
Distance: 25 miles

Cardinham Woods

You could try the Bodmin Beast blue cycle trail, which is 12.5km of moderate grade cycle trails through lovely woodland. Close by is also the trails at Lanhydrock (NT) another moderate cycle trail of around 12kms.

25 mins by car
Forestry Commission 01594 833057
Distance: 12.5kms

Churchtown Farm Nature Reserve

Churchtown Farm Nature Reserve in Saltash, managed by Cornwall Wildlife Trust, is an important place for both people and wildlife. The Reserve has a wild variety of different wildlife habitats, mostly hay meadows with arable fields, woodland, wetland, scrub, rocky shoreline, mudflats and an extensive network of hedgerows.

Habitat type: Grassland, estuarine mudflats, wetland, woodland disused quarries, hedgerows
Size of reserve: 61 hectares / 150 acres
OS map number:108
Grid reference: SX 419 576 (down Wearde Road) or SX 417 582 (behind St Stephen's Church)
Best time to visit: Summer for butterflies and flowers

It's location on the edge of Saltash makes it an ideal place to escape for a bit of peace and quiet.

10 mins by car

The Monkey Sanctuary Trust

The Sanctuary is based at Murrayton between Seaton and Looe. As well as being a home to rescued monkeys, it is also a chance to learn about primates and the problems they face both in the wild and in captivity.

Experienced monkey keepers give talks throughout the day, giving visitors an insight into the world of a busy monkey sanctuary. The orienteering trail and the bat cave is a must. Often available are children’s workshops and face painting. An award winning vegetarian café is on site.

Telephone 01503 262532 Postcode PL13 1NZ

20 mins by car

Port Eliot

Caught By The River and the Boathouse

The Port Eliot estate which includes the Grade 1 listed house and gardens is a fabulous place to visit and explore because unlike a National House property, it is actually a delightful home and the famous Round Room has the most wonderful paintings which all contain much history of the family.

Audience and tea trolley by Andy Bilewycz

This year, the Port Eliot Festival will be held from 19-22 July 2012 and already there is an amazing line up with over 100 performances on 10 different stages – presenting a wealth of creative talents from the worlds of books, music, fashion, food and film. For more information on the festival,

in-the-round-room-at-port-eliot-by-fiona-campbell Down in the quarry, in front of the boathouse looking over the Lynher estuary, online angling and culture magazine Caught By The River will once again present us with a refreshing mixture of bands, DJ sets, conversations, readings, discussions and archive recordings combining nature and music (not to mention the Rough Trade shop nearby) – making it the perfect spot to pull up a hay bale and take root.

Port Eliot is less than 10 mins from Dolbeare Park. A fantastic event not to be missed!