INTO THE WILD WEST OF CORNWALL
By Tara | West Cornwall
As craggy headland disappears to wild moorland…
There’s a harsh beauty to Cornwall, raw and untamed. The seas are rough, the cliffs rugged, and the winds merciless; but all the same, enchanting. If you listen carefully, you’ll hear the echoes of the past, and the long-standing medieval castles and ancient stone circles will entertain your imagination with myth and legend. And while tradition has endured throughout the charming fishing villages, as craggy headland disappears to wild moorland, the West country landscape conjures up a sense of isolation, offering an adventure into some of Cornwall’s seemingly untouched territory.
On one particular December morning, when the moorland grass still swayed with crimson hues and the rain had not yet rolled in from the Atlantic, we decided to head out on a little off-road adventure through the wild Cornish moors. Leading the way was equestrian lifestyle blogger, Abi Rule, a true local and forever lover of Cornwall. As we ventured out into the rugged terrain, putting our faith into our trusty Land Rover, we navigated uneven, overly-saturated roads and before we knew it, time escaped us.
Wild beauty engulfs England’s southwestern tip and there’s no better way to experience its magic than by navigating the rural country roads behind the wheel. To help you plan your next path of adventure, we’ve put together a shortlist of some of Cornwall’s most beautiful routes.
Most Beautiful Drives In Cornwall
St. Ives to Sennen
Widely regarded as the most scenic road in the southwest, your journey from St. Ives to Sennen will hug the remote coastline and border rugged moorland.
Wadebridge to Tintagel
While this stretch is very scenic, it’s best known for the stops along the way. Meander through the vibrant fishing village of Port Isaac, one of Cornwall’s most well-known holiday destinations, and end with a rewarding view in Tintagel where the legend of King Arthur was born.
Boscastle to Bude
Discover some of the most dramatic seascapes along the coast road as you make your way around hairpin bends.
One of Cornwall’s best kept secrets! Bodmin Moor is steeped in history. Drive through and discover some breathtaking scenery while you pass ancient standing stones and old abandoned farms. It’s also home to the famous Copper Trail, offering an excellent adventure on foot.