Rosebud Farm - Local attractions

 

North Cornwall has some of the best attractions that Cornwall has to offer from the unspoilt fishing villages and harbours to the Camel trail and long sandy beaches, all within easy reach of Rosebud Farm Touring Park.

Click the link below for more information on North Cornwalls best beaches 

http://cornwallbeaches.org.uk/North-Coast-North-Cornwall.html 

Trebarwith Strand Beach - Trebarwith

Trebarwith Strand is approx 2 miles from Rosebud, and can be reached on foot along the coast path or road. Trebarwith is a superb all round beach that boasts good bathing and surfing with plenty of nooks and crannies for the marine explorers amongst you. At low tide Trebarwith Strand is almost a half mile long stretch of unbroken golden sand. This beach is dog friendly, has good general facilities, ample parking and easy access.

Prideaux Place - Padstow

Prideaux Place is a grade 1 Elizabethan listed building still owned and occupied by the Prideaux Family, and sits on the hill above the busy harbour of Padstow. The house and gardens are open to the public from Easter to October

Tintagel Castle

Tintagel Castle stands on the wild and rugged north coast of Cornwall, suffering much erosion over the centuries. The site is split into two distinct segments: the landward section containing the remains of the upper and lower wards that stand rather precariously on the edge of a crumbling precipice; and the inner ward that lies on the narrow ridge linking the island to the mainland.

It is not known for certain who built the medieval castle but evidence suggests it was Richard, Earl of Cornwall (brother to Henry III), as he acquired the site c1234, which seems to coincide with the date of the current remains.

The Old Post Office - Tintagel

Nestling among the modern buildings of Tintagel high street, this unusual and atmospheric 14th centuary Yeoman`s farmhouse, with a famously wavy roof.

The house, and its surrounding cottage garden, are in the ownership of the National Trust and the building is Grade 1 Listed.

St Nectans Glen - Trethevy, Tintagel

Experience a spectacular 60' waterfall through a hole in the rocks.

Accompanied by 2 additional waterfalls and a beautiful woodland walk by the river.

 Tregardock Beach - Delabole

Delabole's secret beach on Cornwall's Atlantic Coast, good surf, golden sands, no shops, and high cliffs. Tregardock, Delabole's long guarded secret beach. Delabolians have been protective of our beach for generations. If you get to know a local well enough they might let you into the secret.

http://cornwallbeaches.org.uk/North-Coast-North-Cornwall/Tregardock-Beach.pdf

Approaching Wadebridge

Pick a nice day and take a bike ride along the famous Camal Trail, with breath-taking scenery over the Camel estuary. The trail can be broken into small rides from Wadebridge to Padstow 5.5 miles, Wadebridge to Bodmin 5.7 miles and Bodmin to Wenford bridge 6.25 miles. This multi-use trail is for cycling or walking along a virtually level disused railway track with cycle hire and refreshments at several points along the 17.5 mile route.

Daymer Bay Beach

Very popular beach especially with windsurfers, in general, this is the last place to look for waves, however, on the biggest storm swells this is probably the only place you will be able to surf, when Polzeath is excessively big and blown out.

Bodmin Jail / Restaurant

An all weather attraction is the historic former prison situated on the edge of Bodmin Moor, can also be accessed via the Camel Trail.

Polzeath Beach ideal for surfing

A very popular and safe beach break for all ages and ability. Works well at low tide and on the push in. At low tide the right hand side gets very crowded due to the sand bank that produces a great inside section. There are several peaks across the bay to look out for and avoid the crowds. Between mid and high tide, beneath the lifeguard hut, the rocks on the left hand side work particularly well for body boarders and knee boarders, or the more experienced surfer,  it offers a steep and shallow elevator drop that often makes it to an inside section. Confident lefthanders should apply! At high tide, go home - waves get channelled by the cliffs and turn very sloppy.

Local Walks

Delabole - Slate Quarry

 At approx 500 foot deep, and 1.5 miles circumference, this is a spectacular walk around this 17th century Quarry. 

We would like to recommend iwalknorthcornwall who have some fantastic walks listed with maps & great info of the North cornwall coast path, There are public footpaths linking the coast road to the North Cornwall coastal path local to the site (approx 1/2 mile) below are some of the views seen from these walks.

Bodmin moor (picture taken at the top of Roughtor)

Dominating the skyline to the southeast of Delabole is Roughtor, the second highest tor on Bodmin Moor. From the top on a clear day, the north and the south coast of Cornwall can be seen. This can be achieved by a half an hours walk from the car park at the bottom, which can be accessed by a long narrow road from Tregoodwell near Camelford. Bronze Age remains abound on the moor, and a mile away to the south is Brown Willy, the highest tor in Cornwall. At the summit of Roughtor is a memorial to the men of the Wessex Division, who fell in the second world war. At the foot of Roughtor by the stream, will be found the memorial to Charlotte Dymond, the victim of a Victorian Murder. 

The Lost Gardens of Heligan - St Austell

Recently voted "The Nation's Favourite Garden" by BBC Gardeners' World viewers, the award-winning restoration of Heligan's productive gardens is only one of many features which combine to create a destination with a breadth of interest around the year. In excess of 200 acres are open to the public, including a magnificent complex of walled gardens, and 22 acres of subtropical 'jungle' valley.

Beyond the gardens, visitors are encouraged to explore woodland, lakeside and farm walks through beautiful Cornish countryside, where sustainable management practices promote habitat conservation, and a pioneering new wildlife project offers visitors a close-up view of wildlife native to the estate. Visit the website here

Pencarrow House - Bodmin

Pencarrow estate has been the home of the Molesworth family and their descendants sice Elizabethan times. A guided tour around the 50 room Georgian mansion does much more than display a superb collection of antique furniture, paintings and porcelain; it makes the family's history come alive whilst having that warmth which reminds you it is still the privately owned and lived in home of the Molesworth-St Aubyn family. Pencarrow is approached by a magnificent mile-long carriage drive. Around the Palladian mansion are formal gardens, a large Victorian rock garden and 50 acres of parkland, lake and woodland with more than 700 varieties of rhododendrons and many camellias, easily accessible along well-maintained footpaths. There are lovely Tea Rooms, and a Wendy House with plenty of toys... Visit the website here

Lanhydrock - Bodmin

Magnificent late Victorian country house with extensive servants’ quarters, gardens and wooded estate. One of the most fascinating and complete late 19th-century houses in England, Lanhydrock is full of period atmosphere. Although the gatehouse and north wing (with magnificent 32yd-long gallery with plaster ceiling) survive from the 17th century, the rest of the house was rebuilt following a disastrous fire in 1881. The new house featured the latest in contemporary living, including central heating. The garden has a stunning collection of magnolias, rhododendrons and camellias, and offers fine colours right through into autumn. All this is set in a glorious estate of 364ha (900 acres) of woods and parkland running down to the River Fowey, with an extensive network of footpaths.      Visit the website here

Trerice - Newquay

Elizabethan manor house with fine interiors and delightful garden

Set in a beautiful secluded spot, the house contains fine fireplaces, plaster ceilings, oak and walnut furniture, interesting clocks, needlework and Stuart portraits. The highlight of the interior is the magnificent Great Chamber with its splendid barrel ceiling. The garden has some unusual plants and an orchard with old varieties of fruit trees. In the hayloft behind the Great Barn is an exhibition on the history of the lawnmower. Visitors are welcome to play ‘Kayles’ (Cornish skittles) on the parade ground. Visit the website here

Museums

Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall at War Museum - Camelford

Witchcraft Museum - Boscastle

The National Trust Visitor Centre - Boscastle

Cornwall`s Regimental Museum - Bodmin

National Trust

Click here (or click the picture below) to see the many beautiful National Trust locations around us, you'll be pleasantly suprised by just how many are within easy driving distance of our site.