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Things to do from Ruthern Valley

As Ruthern Valley Holidays is so centrally located in the heart of Cornwall, it offers a multitude of places to visit and experience, all of which are in reasonable driving distance.

Beaches. We are 10 miles from the north and south coasts and all their beach-based activities; whether for sunbathing, surfing and sandcastles or for more adventurous pursuits such as kite surfing and sea kayaking; many of the bays have schools for novices and those who wish to improve their techniques.

Cycling and walking. The Camel Trail, a 16 mile dedicated cycling and walking route following the old ‘Atlantic Coast Express’ railway line between Bodmin and Padstow. There are several points along the way to join it – one of which is 5 minutes bike ride from the site on a relatively level route. The Camel Trail is part of the ‘Cornish Way’ a cycle route round Cornwall. For the keen walker, there are numerous hiking trails and, of course, the South West Coast Path which follows the Cornish coastline; the ‘Saints Way’ is a Pilgrims’ route incorporating many of the churches between Padstow and Fowey.

Historic Houses, Castles and Gardens. Cornwall is renowned for them, with many National Trust and English Heritage sites and spectacular sub-tropical gardens throughout the county – including the legendary ‘Lost Gardens of Heligan’ and the world famous ‘Eden Project’ with its tropical and sub-tropical biomes and education centre.

Horse Riding and Pony Trekking. Novice and experienced riders are all catered for locally, with a nearby riding school and trekking on Bodmin Moor.

Fishing and Golf. For those who fancy a spot of fishing, there is sea fishing out of Padstow, Looe and Mevagissey, and river and lake fishing not too far away. If a round of golf is on the cards, then there are several golf courses that vary in level of difficulty to choose from.

A taste of Cornish Tourist Attractions

The Camel Trail is only 5 minutes by cycle, a sixteen mile combined walk and cycle track alongside the River Camel created from the route of the Old Atlantic Coast Express — once quoted by Betjeman as ‘the best journey in England’ — where it is still easy to imagine steam-hauled trains slowly curving their way through the valley.

Camel TrailThe Camel Trail is also an important link in the Cornish Way, a cycle route round Cornwall. We are just 5 level minutes away by bike.

Why not cycle to Padstow and enjoy fish and chips at Rick Stein's takeaway fish and chip shop, or any the other fabulous resturaunts or simply browse around the many wonderful gift shops in the town.

There various centres for hiring bikes. Wadebridge - Bridge Bike Hire 01208 813050 or Padstow - Padstow Cycle Hire  01841 533533 both hire Adult & Childrens Bikes, tag-a-longs and trailers.

Go ByCycle - Go ByCycle Cornwall - Bikes, Surfboards, Kayaks and Paddleboards delivered to your door, wigwam or tent! They deliver and collect, one way trips are also available. So if your car is full give them a call - best to book. 01208 815715 or 07950774067

If you are now thirsty why not visit the Nationally acclaimed Camel Valley Vinyard. Or better still by a bottle here and relax on your balcony! It is on the Camel Trail and a short cycle/walk from us.

The Eden Project Opened Spring 2002 and is a tremendous success we are only 10 miles away.

EdenThe Eden Project: A millennium project based in Cornwall, England. Two giant conservatories have been constructed to nurture plants from the steamy rainforests and from the warm temperate regions of the world.


Mother Iveys

Discover the Beaches of Cornwall

We are just 10 miles from the North and South coasts and 15 miles from the famous beaches of Newquay.

Surf Lesson in Progress Surf's Up! Surf School - Surfing lessons in Cornwall, United Kingdom Best to book in advance for lessons on Polzeath. They'll have you standing up in no time!

Cornish Coast Adventures

Professionally guided kayaking and coastering from the beautiful Port Quin. All equipment provided - just book and show up for a great day out.

Tree surfingTree Surfing High-Octane Adrenaline fuelled tree surfing is an adrenaline-pumping, heart-thumping bird's eye experience.. A complex of ladders, rope bridges, zip wires and walkways gives you the freedom to explore our astounding native broadleaf trees from the top down... and all in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Don't just get close to nature. Be part of it.

Lost Gardens of Heligan: "The Gardens that time forgot"

National Trust Historic houses, gardens, woods, mills, mines and an island castle................. and we are just 4 miles from Llanhydrock House, one of the most visited houses in England.

Pencarrow House A privately owned Georgian House set in 50 acres of formal and woodland gardens.

Trebah   The garden of dreams.......

Jamaica Inn: Inspiration for Daphne Du Maurier's novel. Attraction includes Daphne Du Maurier's Smugglers at Jamaica Inn, featuring a fine collection of smuggling relics.

Tintagel CastleEnglish Heritage Visit 5 of the most famous Cornish Castles, including Tintagel the home of the Legend of King Arthur. All the castles have some great family fun days, Jousting at Pendennis, Storytelling at Tintagel and much more.


The Cornish Birds of Prey Centre We have here at the Centre over 50 birds of prey for you to see, many of which take part in regular flying displays and participate in 'hands-on' experiences.

Cornish Goldsmiths , a day out for all the family just a Goldmiths.

Flambards Village: The ideal day out for the whole family.

Carnglaze Caverns An exciting day out whatever the weather

Bodmin & Wenford Railway  Experience the Golden Age of Steam . "Murder Mystery Specials"

Lappa Valley Steam Railway   Not just Steam engines - fun for all the family

Newquay Water World:  A 25 meter pool, tropical fun pool, fitness suite and skate park

The RumpsSouth West Coast Path

Enjoy some of Britain's most spectacular coastal scenery is just the beginning..................


Newquay Zoo Experience the wildlife - conservation-education-entertainment.

Cornwall's CrealyA childrens paradise inside and out....

Wingz Bird and Animal Sanctuary - Meerkats, parrots - lots to see.

The Monkey Sanctuary   Situated in beautiful woodlands overlooking Looe Bay. The sanctuary to the South American Wooly monkeys

Porfell Wildlife Park:  Have a wild time, naturally!

Paradise Park: Cornwall's top wildlife sanctuary. Amazing animals, brilliant shows and huge indoor play area.

The Royal Cornwall Museum: has a permanent display on the history of Cornwall from the Stone Age to the present day, as well as the natural history of Cornwall.

Newquay AquariumBlue Reef Aquarium Newquay

the Blue Reef Aquarium is a stunning visit.
Be amazed by the local marine species from the Cornish coast to hundreds of tropical species in the gigantic ocean display complete with underwater tunnel.


National Maritime MuseumFalmouth Maritime Museum Housed in an award winning building on the Falmouth harbour-side, the National Maritime Museum Cornwall transports you into the world of small boats and Cornish maritime history.


Minack Theatre And Visitor Centre

Minnack Theatre:  Cornwall's Theatre under the stars

The Saints Way  A recently discovered Pilgrims’ Route’, incorporating many of the churches between the beautiful harbour towns of Padstow to the north and Fowey to the south.


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