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Stage 1 - Start Time 9.00am

The Smugglers’ Way (Approx 15.9 miles)
The Way traverses the rugged and picturesque landscape of Bodmin Moor, visits the world-famous Jamaica Inn, and follows the scenic path beside the river Valency. The Challenge starts at Jamaica Inn, in the centre of Bodmin Moor. This inn inspired Daphne du Maurier’s book of the same name. The inn’s name is thought to have been derived from the fact that a vast amount of rum was smuggled through it.

In the darkness the contraband was muled along secluded river valleys from the coast, and out across the moor, trying to avoid the uncharted bogs and excise men!!! It was then taken to the turnpike road, now the A30. This was where the inn gave a warm welcome to the cold smugglers and the goods were then spirited away to Devon and beyond.

This is a demanding walk through the landscape considered some of Cornwall’s finest. Crossing Bodmin Moor the Way offers a challenge, as well as the walkers’ being able to enjoy the majesty of Brown Willy (420m) and Rough Tor (400m). There are caves below Brown Willy where the contraband was hidden at times. The Way is not waymarked but does follow signposted public footpaths and bridleways in the lowland areas. Once into the Valency valley, following the side of the river you will achieve the Way’s end in Boscastle in the Inner Harbour.

 
 

 

Stage 1
Jamica Inn - Boscastle.
The Smugglers' Way (Walk)
Approx 15.9 Miles

Stage 2
St Breward - Padstow.
The Camel Trail (Cycle)
Approx 18 Miles

Stage 3
Mousehole - Land's End.
On South West coastal Path (Walk)
Approx 13 Miles