Blisland in North Cornwall

Blisland      Blisland Village Green
       Blisland                                                                 Blisland Green

Blisland village is one of the most picturesque villages in Cornwall. The village green, the only one in the county, is flanked by Blisland Church (mentioned in the writings of Sir John Betjeman) with its brilliantly coloured Rood Screen and fine wagon roof. The award winning Blisland Inn standing on the edge of the green, offers a variety of good quality food. There is also a  well stocked shop, internet cafe and post office. Being placed between the moor and the sea, Hockadays is well situated for walking, day touring and visits to the beaches.

On remote Bodmin Moor and surrounding it are many charming villages and hamlets such as Altarnun, Advent and Wenford bridge. At Bolventor is the well-known hostelry Jamaica Inn.

The North Cornwall coast is not far away. It is renowned for its impressive cliffs and short steep valleys leading to sandy coves and bays. There are excellent large sandy beaches at Trebarwith, Polzeath and Daymer Bay and a particularly splendid beach at Tregardock, some three miles south of Tintagel. The coastal footpath is protected by the National Trust over long stretches at Port Isaac, Polzeath, Trebetherick and Tintagel. There are numerous other attractive coastal hamlets and villages you may wish to explore such as Port Quin, Port Gaverne, Padstow and Boscastle.

Lanhydrock House
Lanhydrock House

The nearby Camel Trail has replaced the old railway line as far as Padstow and provides a quiet and scenic route for walking and cycling. Cornwall's rich heritage includes remains from the Neolithic, Bronze and Iron Ages, early Christian Monuments, and remains of the once great tin and copper mines.

Delford Bridge is a granite clapper bridge also known as Delfy Bridge and Delfy ford. Delfy Bridge is built over the De Lank River, near St Breward. A clapper bridge is from a Saxon word, 'cleaca', meaning 'bridging the stepping stones' and is so named because it is formed by using huge altar-like slabs of granite supported on stone pillars - one of the finest examples of clapper bridges to be found in Cornwall.
Delphy Bridge - Bodmin Moor

Trebarwith Strand with Gull Rock in the background.
Trebarwith Strand

Visits can be made to Pencarrow, a large Georgian house still privately owned, or Lanhydrock House, a 17th century manor house owned by the National Trust. You may also wish to visit Tintagel Castle, romantically associated with King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.

Camel Trail
Camel Trail

The Eden Project is within easy distance.

 

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