20 mins drive east will bring you to Kit Hill, a wonderful area for walking on the edge of the Tamar Valley

 

 

 

 

 

Kit Hill is an ideal place for a wide range of activities including bird watching, kite flying and walking.
Dramatic views stretch across the Tamar Valley toward Dartmoor in the east and Plymouth and the sea to the south.
At the summit, three viewing tables help you identify features as you view the surrounding countryside.
The Engine House Cafe offers full English breakfasts, light snacks and lunches.
Enjoy a relaxing meal in convivial surroundings with stunning views.

National Trust property Lanhydrock with its Period house and Woodlands are an easy drive from Longhedge

 

 

 

 

 

The woodlands adjoining the house at Lanhydrock cover 1,000 acres, with parkland, woods and riverside paths. Wildlife spotters will be in their element here, with plenty of flora and fauna to discover, from flowers to fungi and bugs to bats there’s something for everyone.
Pop into the friendly Park Café, which is situated near the car park, where you’ll find a range of hot food, such as speciality homemade burgers and tasty vegetarian options, like butternut squash and pearl barley risotto alongside delicious cakes snacks and drinks.

View over Siblyback Lake and Rockhopper Cafe

 

 

 

 

 

Just a few minutes from Longhedge, Siblyback Lake offers an unrivalled lakeside 3-mile circuit for walking, running, cycling or birdwatching – surrounded by the striking backdrop of Bodmin Moor.
Enjoy the panoramic views across the lake whilst tucking into a delicious light lunch and a hot drink at The Rockhopper Café. For those with a sweet tooth you can’t beat the homemade cakes and local ice cream,

Pleanty of walks and cycle ways to choose from at Cardinham Woods

 

 

 

 

 

Cardinham is a beautiful mixed woodland, popular with local dog walkers, cyclists, and horse riders.
Waymarked trails will take you deep into the woods to discover stunning viewpoints and an intriguing history, and Woods Cafe will help you refuel after your adventure.
Woods Cafe is a family run independent cafe in the middle of Cardinham Woods passionate about serving delicious, home made food using fresh and local ingredients. The menu is small but perfectly formed with something for everyone and every order is freshly prepared. Their cakes and scones are baked every morning and are perfect with a pot of Cornish Tregothnan tea or locally roasted Yallah coffee. Family and dog friendly with loads of outside seating in the summer and a lovely roaring log fire in the winter.

Local walk from Longhedge over Caradon Hill to Farm shop and Tea Rooms

 

 

 

 

 

Wander out of the village along the tarmac lane that goes past the shop/post office, heading directly for the mast on Caradon hill ahead. About 3/4 of the way up go past the unmade lane on your right and start to follow the granite stone wall. At the brow of the hill leave the tarmac road as swings around to the left and continue to follow the wall over and down the other side of the hill. Over the hill you will pass Wheal Tor Hotel, continue down to the house at the bottom where the track meets the B3254. Turn left and cross the cattle grid, follow the road a few hundred yards passing the house on your left Trevallick’s Farm Shop and Tearoom is on the right.
Reward yourself with refreshment stop where you will find all manner of the finest Cornish produce.

Woodland Walk at Golitha Falls and Refreshment at Inkies Smokehouse Barbeque

 

 

 

 

 

Golitha Falls are a series of spectacular cascades through a steep-sided valley gorge on the upper reaches of the River Fowey.

As the Fowey winds it way from its source on Bodmin Moor to its estuary at the harbour of Fowey(pronounced Foye) it passes through this picturesque wooded gorge between Draynes Bridge and Treverbyn Bridge. 
Golitha Falls and the ancient woodland through which they flow is a National Nature Reserve of great importance for its lichens, liverwort and mosses. Over 50 species of liverwort grow here and 98 species of moss, some of which are quite rare. The reserve is open all year and is a free admission site.
Management of the Golitha Falls woodland by coppicing dates back to the time of the Doomsday book and possibly earlier. Coppicing has been re-introduced on a small scale to demonstrate how this sustainable management style can still be used by woodland owners today.

There are several well marked trails in the nature reserve, including those with access for people with disabilities and for wheelchair users. Look out for the sign at the main entrance to the reserve and for information boards along the trail.

There is a large car park near the entrance to Golitha Falls NNR in which you will find Inkies Smokehouse BarBQ the ONLY pit smoked BBQ caterer that cooks over wood and charcoal the authentic way. All their food is served straight from the smokers so the customers get the best experience possible and can see for themselves it is proper pit smoked. Only local meat and produce served and they make all their own sauces, sides and rubs from scratch.