Places to Go The West Country

We’ve climbed mountains to bring you insider stories of our West Country explorations. Now go find them for yourselves...

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Cardinham Woods family walk

My wife is a city girl; she is happy in these maintained woodlands to know that there are toilets nearby, places to buy good coffee, and well-maintained paths, while I’m happy that we don’t have to actually stay on the paths at all.

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Family day out at Bygones Museum in Torquay

Bygones is one of those museums that feels like someone else’s dream. There is something terrifically enjoyable about it if you like chaos and eccentricity. In the end it was one of those days that we enjoyed mostly for quirky little odd moments rather than the place as a whole.

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Poldark places

A round up of locations where Aidan has been filming plus the trailer for season two, just for info's sake...

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Charlestown harbour

Charlestown is immediately recognisable to fans of Poldark as the harbour in the series. The joy of it as a location is that they’ve hardly had to change much at all.

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Healey's Cyder Farm

There are some places that only get discovered on rainy Wednesdays and we stumbled onto one of them. I’m sure that a visit to a cider farm isn’t a top priority for many families but the destination delivered.

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St Michael's Mount day trip

You really wonder at the enterprise and sheer foolishness of building a stately home on a huge chuck of rock 500 meters out to sea

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