OTHER ACTIVITIES

Bike trails, horse riding and golf in Cornwall

From cycling and horse riding to golf, there’s a whole host of activities close to Roundhouse Barn Holidays to enjoy.

Cycling

Roundhouse Barns is close to a number of beautiful cycle paths on The Roseland Peninsula and beyond – so it’s the ideal place to stay for a cycling holiday. There is a great variety of cycling paths available from quiet country lanes which meander through picturesque villages to wide open cliff top trails which lead to beautiful beaches, perfect for recharging the batteries. The Camel Trail is our sort of cycling – relatively flat and lovely river scenery. Keep your eyes peeled and you may sight a Kingfisher!

You can either bring your bikes with you and store them in our garage. Alternatively, you can hire bikes at either Bissoe Bike Hire (close to Falmouth) or Bridge Bike Hire in Wadebridge.

Our Top Tip:

Cycling is great fun but can work up a sweat. Take some snacks with you and plenty of water. If you’re taking on longer rides then energy bars and sport drinks are a good idea. Make sure you wear a helmet.

Horse Riding

Whether you want to gallop along the sand with the sea breeze in your hair (a la Ross Poldark), trot across the moors or plod steadily along the bridleways, there are plenty of different horse riding opportunities in Cornwall – and more importantly, they suit all levels of rider. In fact one of the best ways to discover the beauty that Cornwall has to offer is on horseback. There are many licensed stables throughout the county that provide riding lessons and a variety of trails that will take you through undiscovered parts of the countryside.

Some of the best riding stables are:

Our Top Tip:

If you want to go horse riding, it’s worth pre-booking rather than turning up on the day. And don’t forget to pack the sunscreen.

Golf

Many tourists flock to Cornwall to play some of the country’s best golf courses and with 40 to choose from it’s no wonder why.

Whatever your handicap, both experienced golfers and novices will abandon competitive natures and the frustration of bad play, as your focus is permanently shifted to stunning sea views, pockets of woodland and the surrounding blankets of undulating countryside.

Our Top Tip:

If you can, book a round at Mullion Golf Club. It’s a links course played over the cliff-tops. There are sensational panoramic views all around, but wrap up well if it’s windy!

Where to find them…

Click on the icon below for more info about each recommended activity including links to their websites.