Copper Trail Walking Holiday
A Moorland Walking Holiday on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall,
South West England
Circular walking holiday from Five Lanes Cornwall
in 8 days 7 nights and 6 days walking
Day by Day Itinerary

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A 57 mile circular walk around Bodmin Moor in Cornwall.

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Copper Trail Walking Holiday
 Moorland Walking Holiday on Bodmin Moor, Cornwall,
South West England
circular walk from Five Lanes
(For guests arriving by car)

Enjoy a self-guided Copper Trail walking holiday on the 57 mile moorland route of the Copper Trail on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall.

This circular trail meanders across rolling moorland, through quaint villages, old mine workings, over packhorse bridges, and past ancient granite crosses, stone circles and quoits.
You can walk this wonderful trail over
6 days at about 10 miles per day.

A fascinating walk through history; with prehistoric stone circles, quoits and crosses from medieval times, old railways, abandoned china clay and granite quarries, and relics of tin and copper mines which give this trail its name.

Our self-guided walking holidays are designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind and can be tailor-made to your own personal requirements.

The routes are clearly way-marked to provide reassurance on your hiking vacation.

We use high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels with en-suite or private bathroom to ensure you are well rested each night after a busy day hiking and sightseeing. Rest assured that all our accommodation walking holiday providers are hand-picked and offer you that famous British hospitality.

Special diets can be catered for, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free.

We organize the luggage transfer so your bags are at your next accommodation when you arrive. We try to get your bags delivered by 4pm, but this may be delayed due to road conditions.

Let’s Go Walking has developed one of the largest selection of walking holidays and our offices are staffed 9am to 9pm to ensure your walking holiday runs without a hitch.

This walking holiday in the UK operates March to September and in either direction.

The daily distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
Our stated distances include mileage to the accommodation or pickup point and so may not agree with the guide book mileages.
Rest days can be taken in any location.

Why not combine this walk with a hiking tour in another part of the UK or Ireland. Our staff will be happy to advise on necessary transfers.

Online booking available.
A deposit of £85 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.
Optional extra days and accommodation upgrades can be added during the booking process online.
Please wait for the confirmation of your holiday before making final travel plans just in case your holiday is not available for your requested date.

Copper Trail Walking Holiday
Suggested Tour Duration
7 nights, 6 days walking
Total Distance:
57 miles/91 kms
Min/max daily distance:
7/13 miles
Average Daily distance:
10 miles
Bodmin Moor
Bodmin Jail
Bodmin & Wenford Steam Railway
The Hurlers stone circles
The Cheesewring
Trethevy Quoit
Abandoned copper mines
Holy wells

  Copper Trail Walking Holiday
Moorland Walking Holiday on Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, South West England
a circular walking holiday from Five Lanes
(For guests arriving by car)
7 nights and 6 days walking
Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Five Lanes
You make your own way to Five Lanes. Car parking is available for the duration of the walk.

Copper Trail walking holiday in England with Lets Go Walking

Copper Trail walking holiday in England with Lets Go Walking

Day 2: Five Lanes to Minions        9 miles
Walking the Copper Trail today you pass Treburland Mines where tin, copper, manganese and wolfram were mined. You walk through the village of North Hill and cross the River Lyner at Berriowbridge. At the quiet village of Henwood it is difficult to imagine that 150 years ago there were up to 12 engine houses at the centre of the industrial revolution. The Cheesewring rock formation can be seen on the right as you return to the village of Minions. Pm transfer to Five Lanes for overnight.

Day 3: Minions to St Neot          8.5 miles
Am transfer to Minions.The walking route follows the old Liskeard and Caradon Railway built in the 1840’s to serve the mines and granite quarries of the Minions area. The ruined engine house of the South Caradon Mine can be seen on across the valley. Today’s highlight is Trethevy Quoit, possibly Cornwall’s oldest man made structure, a tomb, thought to date back to 4500BC. You walk through the village of St Cleer, cross the River Fowey at Golitha Falls and finish today’s walk at St Neot.

Copper Trail walking holiday in England with Lets Go Walking

Copper Trail walking holiday in England with Lets Go Walking

Day 4: St Neot to Bodmin              13 miles
Today you walk north from St Neot towards Colliford Lake and then hike around Carburrow Tor to the villages of Warleggan and Mount. The Copper Trail makes its way through Cardinham Woods to Bodmin, the county town of Cornwall. Bodmin Jail of worth a visit and lovers of steam will enjoy the Bodmin and Wenford restored steam railway.

Optional Day: Extra day in Bodmin
Enjoy some extra time in Bodmin and maybe take a trip on The Bodmin & Wenford Sream Railway Castle or visit one of Cornwall’s historic Jail’s Bodmin Jail

Day 5: Bodmin to Blisland         7 miles
The Copper Trail follows the Camel Trail from Bodmin to Tresarret. The Camel Trail follows the old railway line created in 1834 to transport china clay and granite, thought to be one of the first in the world. The River Camel follows along beside the trail on its way to the Atlantic. A short walk takes you to the picturesque village of Blisland for the night.

Copper Trail walking holiday in England with Lets Go Walking

Copper Trail walking holiday in England with Lets Go Walking

Day 6: Blisland to Camelford          9 miles
Walking north from Blisland the Copper Trail passes De Lank Quarry. Granite from here was used to build many well known London landmarks: Blackfriars Bridge, Putney Bridge, Tower Bridge, The Thames Embankment, New Scotland Yard and The Cenotaph to name but a few. After walking through St Breward the Copper Trail continues northward across Bodmin Moor to Camelford for your overnight stay.

Optional Day in Camelford: to visit Roughtor and St Michaels Chapel     6 miles
An optional day to climb Roughtor (pronounced row tor as in cow). This is one of the highest points in Cornwall at 1,315ft and is a very pleasant 3 mile stroll from Camelford. The rugged crest of granite shelters the remains of the medieval chapel of St Michael.

Day 7: Camelford to Five Lanes     10.5 miles
Leaving Camelford the Copper Trail heads east across Bodmin Moor. You walk alongside Crowdy Reservoir, through Davidstow Woods and across the disused Davidstow Airfield used by the RAF and USAF during the Second World War. The Wesley Cottage in Duck Street, Trewint where John Wesley, the Methodist preacher stayed in the mid 1700s is worth a visit before finishing today’s walk at Five Lanes. A short half mile diversion takes you to the pretty village to Altarnun.

Copper Trail walking holiday in England with Lets Go Walking

Day 8: Depart after breakfast
Depart after Breakfast
or extend your holiday walking and spend some time exploring Bodmin Moor and North Cornwall.

Copper Trail Walking Holiday
In Cornwall
Circular walking holiday from Five Lanes
(for guests arriving by car)
8 day itinerary
6 days walking and 7 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive at Five Lanes
Day 2: Minions to St Neot              8.5 miles
Day 3: St Neot to Bodmin                13 miles
Optional Day: in Bodmin           
Day 4: Bodmin to Blisland               7 miles
Day 5: Blisland to Camelford          9 miles
Optional Day: climb Roughtor         6 miles
Day 6: Camelford to Five Lanes  10.5 miles
Day 7: Five Lanes to Minions           9 miles
Day 8: Depart after breakfast

Prices per person for Copper Trail
8 day itinerary 7 nights
Double or Twin
Single Occupancy
travelling with others

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £55 per person depending on location

What’s included
in your Copper Trail walking holiday
on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall, South West England

  • accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
  • daily luggage transfer
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries
  • guide Book
  • OS 1:25,000 map

Optional Extras
for your Copper Trail walking holiday on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall, South West England

  • upgrade to the region’s most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks

What’s not included
in your Copper Trail walking holiday
on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall, South West England

  • lunches and dinners
  • travel insurance

Lunches and Dinners
These are not included.
Evening meals
These are available at overnight locations, either at your accommodation or in the town/village.
Packed lunches
These can be provided by your accommodation or can be obtained from a local store, or cafe or inn along the route.

Holiday Travel Insurance
We require that you take out holiday insurance as Let’s Go Biking Ltd accepts no liability for the following:
cancellation, personal accident, illness, loss/theft of personal possessions and/or money, and any unforeseen circumstances, especially travel delays.

This is in addition to our existing
booking conditions.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Our telephone Lines are open 7 days a week.

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or +44 (0)207 193 1252

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Copper Trail Walking Holiday: How to get there

  • By Plane to Newquay, Exeter, Bristol or London where we can arrange transfer to the start of your walk
  • By Car to the start of your walk where parking is available
  • By Train/Bus to Bodmin

We have moorland walking holidays in the UK in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland,  and Ireland.

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