Originating from Finland, it is used as an off season fitness training regime for competitive cross country skiers. Nordic Walking uses specially designed poles and a specific technique, so it is an interesting and fun fitness activity that can offer a total body workout using 90% + musculature. It can be enjoyed by anyone at any age ....from the complete beginner to competitive athlete. This all year round activity can be uniquely tailored to your fitness level, age and ability. Try a free technique and taster sessions or join a regular walk.
Bude and the surrounding area is one of the most fascinating geological areas in Cornwall. You can find out more at Bude Tourist Information Centre, or better still why not join Dr Roger Higgs, our friendly local expert, for a fascinating walk through time?
This circular walk starts and finishes at the Rectory Farm Tea Rooms in Morwenstow. You’ll be using the South West Coast Path and inland footpaths and tracks. You’ll be treated to a combination of breath taking dramatic coastal cliff views, Lundy Island (on a clear day) and the quiet solitude of farmland, mostly unchanged since the building of the agrarian manor houses which dot the area.
With so many spectacular walks in the Bude area, it can be tough deciding what to do. Harry McConville B.A.(Mod.) Nat.Sci. who is a local artist, historian and naturalist will pick the very best route for the season and sights, which could include the SWCP, canal, nature reserve or battle site. Children will love the pond dipping and rockpool ramble sessions.
Bringing you right up to date, you will learn all there is to know about Bude, including the history of the Bude Surf Life Saving Club, Bude's natural seapool, the sea Lockgates, the Breakwater and Pepperpot. If you are lucky, you might get to meet other characterful locals along the way such as the harbourmaster, the lifeguard, coast guard or the countryside ranger.
Explore Bude with a travel guide, on foot and on horseback.
This historically rich circular walk is filled with varied scenery and panoramic views. The walk allows you to leisurely explore the Bude Canal and Coast Path, with several places to stop for food and drinks.
The Planekeepers Path is a circular route following the course of the Bude Canal through the charming village of Marhamchurch, then returning across country to Bude via the historic town of Stratton.
A circular route from the Tamar Lakes, crossing Devon's gently rolling landscape and returning on the aqueduct section of the old Bude tub-boat Canal.
A fairly easy walk offering fine views from the site of the 1643 Battle of Stratton where 5,600 men commanded by the Earl of Stamford, advanced into Cornwall and camped upon the flat summit of Stamford Hill.