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It’s at the centre of a world-wide environmental mission to combat the effects of global warming with cutting-edge research led by the famous Eden Project and by teams working on wave and wind energy.
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The Heart of Cornwall covers a central location between Bodmin Moor to the West and Dartmoor to the East, just over the border of the Tamar River which separates the ancient nation from England.
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If you just want to laze on your holiday, the immediate area offers great walks (whether to somewhere, or circular), an ideal way to take in some beautiful countryside. The River Lynher runs past the outskirts of the village and provides some great walks along the river bank.
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Even walking along the narrow roads will immerse you in the countryside, but if you’re feeling more adventurous then you could turn off and go cross country through such places as Wagmuggle and Browda.
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Once known as ‘the best best mink 3d eyelashes garden of England’, a boat trip on the Tamar Ferry between historic National Trust-held Cotehele (a land that time passed by), the Victorian mining port of Morwellham and the riverside village of Calstock is the ideal way to experience the valley, although there are many walks too.
A great walk starts from The Royal Inn at Horse Bridge and travels along the Cornish side of the Tamar river before turning off through the villages of Luckett and Hampt, before you meander back to the Royal Inn for a well earned shandy!
This whole area was once a haven for early daffodils, strawberries and other Tamar Valley delights: an entire industry existed to transport early produce created by the idyllic growing conditions to customers in London and there are remnants of that industry throughout.
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