We start the day with a scenic drive through Fowey, the home of Daphne De Maurier, and out to Readymoney Cove and St Catherines Castle, before you are dropped in the historic harbour town centre for a wander around the tiny streets with its estuary views and interesting shops.
We then follow the river, through medieval capital of Cornwall, Lostwithiel, over the 13th century bridge and down to the quiet picturesque hamlet of St Winnow. We’ll view the lovely old church, overlooking the estuary with its ancient bench ends, rood screen and stained glass, walk through the farmyard and buy a homemade Cornish Pasty from the Farmers wife to enjoy later in the day.
Following the river we take a short break at Lerryn, where you can get a coffee or tea and sit by the river, in the spot that inspired Kenneth Grahame to write the ‘Wind in the Willows’ back in 1908. A painters and photographers heaven!
We then continue to follow the river up to Bodmin Moor, to visit one of Cornwall oldest monuments, Trethevy Quoit. Estimated to be around 5500 years old, this burial site with its 20 tonne capstone is a site to behold! Just up the road is Cornwall highest village, Minions, where we’ll take a walk on the moors, hopefully bump into the wild Dartmoor Ponies, view the Hurlers stone circles, the Cheesering Tor and the old Copper mines.
We then take a picturesque drive across the moors to Jamaica Inn, the atmospheric Smugglers pub and coaching stop, made famous by Daphne DeMaurier. You can visit the Smugglers museum or sit in the ancient pub for an afternoon drink or Cream Tea.
If time allows, we’ll view a little more of the Moors or head back to your hotel for around 5.00pm.
8 hour trip. 1-4 pax. £275.00, 5-8 pax. £300.00.
If you wish to extend your day trip the vehicles can be hired per hour on top of the above prices. 1-4 pax £30.00 per hour, 5-8 pax £40.00.
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