Fantastic walk covering starting on the southern edge of Bodmin Moor, walking through high banked single track roads, woodlands, upper reaches of the River Warleggan and up to the spectacular Bury Castle.
Bury Castle has to be one of the best preserved and completely understated hill forts in Cornwall. Sections of bank and ditch can still be seen and whilst stone has clearly been robbed. As one of the highests points in Cornwall it offers spectacular views, especially over the Cardinham and Mount area.
The walk starts on the southern parts of Bodmin Moor and takes you through the moorland to the wooded upper stretches of a tributary of the River Fowey (some maps mark this as the River Warleggan. Some of the track ways look ancient including marks of old drovers tracks in the older maps.
Ok for dogs, but little opportunity to be off lead and quite a few boundary crossings that are not dog friendly. Caution for some: you may have to lift your dog over fences and stiles.
Will be fine for most adventurous kids. There are a few eroded paths with sheer drops to the side and a few ‘cornish stiles’ – which are a few stones suck out of the bank. Nothing to frighten most walkers, but those not willing to enjoy a little mud might want to think twice.