Roughtor

Visitor information

Explore the unique historic sights of Roughtor on Bodmin Moor

Roughtor (sometimes known as Rough Tor) boasts a wealth of natural beauty. Its peaks provide a manageable and enjoyable 3-4 mile walk complete with stunning views.

The keen eye will spot not only stunning views, but also Iron Age remains, Bronze Age hut circles and even a Neolithic tor enclosure. Perfect for explorers who like to stumble across remnants of history.

At a glance

  • Walking trails
  • Dogs welcome

Things to do

Walking at Roughtor is the perfect way to get some fresh air and explore some of the area's most beautiful landscapes. Roughtor and the surrounding landscape are one of the best local places to see the mesmerising sight of a starling murmuration.

Roughtor is surrounded by wildlife and livestock. Please keep dogs close by and in sight at all times. Use a lead if they don't always come back when called.

Nearby forests

Davidstow Woods

Located by Davidstow airfield, north of Bodmin Moor, Davidstow Woods is a coniferous forest perfectly placed for a walk to the special habitats at Crowdy reservoir or Showery Tor.

Cardinham Woods autumn viewpoint

Cardinham Woods is a Cornish hidden gem, nestling in a beautiful valley with a bubbling stream. The mixed woodland rolls across the valley sides of Cardinham water (part of the River Fowey) with opportunities to explore on foot, by bicycle, or on horseback.

Family taking pictures in forest

Popular with local dog walkers, come and explore Laneskin Wood, perfect for a peaceful woodland walk. 

Wander the open paths and trails that run through the wood. 

 

People in forest

Newbridge Wood is the perfect place for a woodland stroll. 

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