Archives: Local Areas

Surrounding Walks

Bucklawren is surrounded by some of the finest countryside walks in Cornwall. Discover a variety of relaxing and peaceful walks offering superb coastal views, rich woodland habitats, and an abundance of native wildlife. Why not pick up a copy of the Bucklawren guide to local walks?

Looe and Polperro

Close by are the historic fishing towns of Looe and Polperro. Rich in salty atmosphere, their harbours are busy with colourful working boats. Early risers can visit the market at Looe where fish merchants choose the freshest fish for tables all over the country. There is a choice of cafés and restaurants, many specialising in local fish dishes, and a full range of shops, galleries, and small town facilities.

National Trust properties

Cotehele House and Quay, near Saltash
In the woods above the tidal River Tamar nestles Cotehele, built by the Edgcumbes in Tudor times. It is a house of many stories, myths and legends.
Lanhydrock House and Gardens, Bodmin
Lanhydrock is the perfect historic country house and estate. Explore the high-Victorian interiors of this wealthy but unpretentious family home, and discover evidence of the Robartes family all around the house.
Antony House and Gardens, near Torpoint
Faced in silver-grey Pentewan stone and flanked by colonnaded wings of mellow brick, this classically beautiful house is a beguiling mixture of the formal and informal, the venerable and the modern.

The Monkey Sanctuary (within walking distance)

The Monkey Sanctuary is situated in beautiful woodlands overlooking Looe Bay. For nearly 40 years the Victorian House & Gardens have been home to a colony of woolly monkeys. Watch a colony of Amazonian Woolly Monkeys in their extensive territory.

Click here to visit the Monkey Sanctuary website

The Lost Gardens of Heligan, near Mevagissey

Heligan, seat of the Tremayne family for more than 400 years, is one of the most mysterious estates in England. At the end of the nineteenth century its thousand acres were at their zenith, but only a few years later bramble and ivy were already drawing a green veil over this “Sleeping Beauty”. After decades of neglect, the devastating hurricane of 1990 should have consigned the Lost Gardens of Heligan to a footnote in history.

Click here to visit the Lost Gardens of Heligan website

The Eden Project, near St. Austell

Hailed as ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’ the Eden Project has become the ‘must see’ attraction in Cornwall. The gigantic global garden, the size of thirty football pitches, is designed to tell the fascinating story of man’s relationship with, and dependence upon, plants and is set in a breathtaking 35 acre crater.

Click here to visit the Eden Project website