We are walker and cyclist friendly! There are ample opportunities for walking from the door of your accommodation here at Lower Marsh Farm or further afield.

Guests have access to a Boot Room for changing out of muddy boots and wet clothing, with facilities for washing and drying kit.

You can pre-order hearty breakfasts (provided as a hamper ready for you to eat whenever suits you!), packed lunches and even an afternoon tea for your return.

We have OS maps of the local area available and a selection of books of nearby walks (and local wild swimming spots) with lots of local historical information included.

For cyclists, there is undercover bike storage space, and if needed, some tools and pumps to perform small repairs.

Within our grounds, you can go up into our private woods which have snowdrops, bluebells, daffodils, wild garlic and a den for kids.  A tree stump circle for grown-ups marks out a perfect place for a shady picnic on a hot day.

Alternatively, wander down past our Salt Marsh, stopping to say hello to our Highland Cows and look out for the numerous rare birds (including kingfishers!) before reaching our private shingle beach. At low tides, you can then walk along the beach before looping back up the other side of the Salt Marsh.

From the farm, you can:

  • Walk to the Rising Sun Pub in Botus Fleming. This is approximately 1.3 miles each way along a Bridlepath and then on quiet country lanes. This can also be cycled with a couple of hills that may require getting off and pushing for younger riders.
  • Walking to Cargreen with views across to Devon and River Tamar – perfect adventure from your door with young children as there is a playground at the end. This is approximately 2 miles there and back. This can be cycled along the lanes rather than going via the footpath.
  • Do a circular walk up bridleway and around through the village which is approx. 3 – 3.5 miles.
  • Walk to Crocadon Farm Café St Mellion, approx. 5.9 miles each way mainly along lanes.

Some of our favourite local walks include:

  • Kit Hill – stunning views from the top of this hill across to Dartmoor and the coast. Explore its mining heritage and find the tea rooms.
  • Cadsonbury Woods & Iron Age Fort great for a sheltered woodland walk (with bluebells in May) along the River Lynher with places for a wild swim and a short but steep hike up the hill brings you to the Iron Age hillfort which has spectacular views and is a great place to watch the sunset.
  • Tamar Trails at Gunnislake – a network of tracks great for walking or cycling, or even a tree surfing adventure!
  • Golitha Falls – on the edge of Bodmin Moor, a section of the River Fowey which has a selection of little and bigger waterfalls, bluebells in May, remains of an old copper mine. There is a café and small farm shop in the car park.
  • Siblyback Lake – a very flat 3 mile walk (or cycle) around the lake, a cafe, playground and various water activities available. 
  • Cardinham Woods – woodland in a beautiful valley with a stream running through it. Explore on foot or by bike. Remnants of a former lead mine and an ancient clapper bridge. Has a café and playground.
  • Bodmin Moor – Minions, the Cheesewring and Golddiggins Quary, approximately 4 mile circular walk from a car park, with wild swimming option.
  • Camel Trail – long, flat, and almost entirely road free. Great with young children on bikes. 
  • South Coastal Path for some glorious sea views and challenging cliffs!
  • Tamara Coast to Coast WayStage 2K goes right past the farm with several other legs within easy reach.

Finally here are some more general guides for famous local walking places: