Country Kids from Coombe Mill

Posted on January 7th, 2012

Anyone for a walk in the Country?

It can be difficult to find family time at a weekend for outdoor pursuits, especially when it is cold, the days are short and the kids are indifferent at the prospect. There we are, caring parents, putting some quality time aside for a lovely family walk; only to be met with a ‘grunt’ from the kids and continued TV focus! If we can get beyond the initial lethargy and go then we do find it worthwhile.

When outside their sense of adventure builds and the TV is soon forgotten. Fresh air, rosy cheeks and tired children from physical exercise is so satisfying.

Trekking up Rough Tor

Cornwall is famous for its rocky outcrops known as Tors and we are lucky enough to have some very close by on Bodmin Moor. 10 minutes in the car and we are there.

walking up Rough TorRough TorYia Yia, Clio and Daddy

Jed and Clio runningThe top looks a long way off from hereNearly at the top of Rough Tor


It looks so beautifully rugged and open with lovely sea views and quite a climb to the top. Nothing is purpose built for children but that is the appeal, just running around, racing each other to the top and building imaginary games from scratch is good for mind and body. With free car parking at the start it couldn’t be a cheaper day out at any time of the year! 

At the top of Rough TorNearly at the top of Rough TorI can see the Sea


Even Grandma (Yia Yia) enjoyed the fun and made it to the top to take a photo of us all!

King of the Castle FelixThen there were two Kings!Family photo at the top


Perhaps the very best part was the caves formed between the rocky outcrops. Just listening to the banter between the children as they climb in and out claiming each cave as their own makes me smile every time!

 

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Country Kids from Coombe Mill Farm Holidays Cornwall