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The Hurlers and The Cheesewring

Take the opportunity of staying in this area to explore Bodmin Moor - a bleak wilderness quite unlike the traditional expectation of landscape in the West Country. The moor has many stone circles and standing stones, of which The Hurlers and The Cheesewring are two of the best known. From Minions, the highest village in Cornwall, just outside Liskeard, it is just a short distance to The Hurlers, three Bronze Age stone circles dating back to around 1500 BC. From here it is about a mile across the moor to The Cheesewring. So called because of its shape, The Cheesewring is a towering stack of a rock formation created by glaciation and weathering over thousands of years. A climb to the top provides breathtaking views into Devon in one direction and far into Cornwall in the other. As a reward, treat yourself to a cream tea back at The Hurlers Halt in Minions, known as the highest cafe in Cornwall.

5 Stars

May 2011

Mrs Cliff

A WOW of a walk!

This is a real WOW of a walk! The views are amazing and although it is partly industrial landscape it is still stunning. It is an easy walk round The Hurlers up to The Cheesewring although a bit rocky and steep close to The Cheesewring but still manageable. The nearby village of Minions is quaint and boasts a pub, shop and tearoom.

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4 Stars

Mar 2009

Outstanding Views

The walking countryside here is outstanding on a clear day - you can see for miles and miles. The Cheesewring stack itself is a fairly easy climb that is well worth it just to stand on top and admire the countryside mapped out below you.

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4 Stars

Feb 2009

The Cheesewring looks like it has been stacked up by a passing Giant. Great for picnics, with panoramic views on a good day.

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4 Stars

Oct 2008

Magical

There is something magic about the wide open expanse of Bodmin Moor. Climbing up to the top of the Cheesewring, seeing the moors laid out below you, with views stretching into Devon and Cornwall provides a great sense of space, and certainly blows the cob webs away.

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3 Stars

Jul 2008

Beautiful views.

As well as spectacular views on a clear day the Hurlers cast a magical spell on those visiting them. The Cheesewring is well worth the walk and again a spectacular structure of granite.

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