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Horse Riding & Boat Trips

Lower Tokenbury Riding and Equestrian Centre

Lower Tokenbury welcomes anyone staying on holiday and who wishes to enjoy the Cornish countryside and moorland from horseback. Experienced adults and first time riders all catered for.

Lower Tokenbury Riding Centre - moorland hacking and riding(picture copyright of Lower Tokenbury brochure)

1 or 2 hour rides over beautiful moorland
for groups or individuals.
Routes and types of ride to suit abilities.

1 hour lanes and woods hacks,
or and 1 hour lessons in school.

Booking essential.

(Link to the Lower Tokenbury Riding Centre site).

Henwood - T.M.International School of Horsemanship

For those interested in moorland riding and hacking, or tuition for the inexperienced, horse riding on the moors can be arranged through the Sunrising Riding Centre at Henwood.

TM International - moorland hacking and riding(picture copyright of T.M.International website)

For full details, and requirements for riders, plus
hourly costs of lessons and hacking,
please refer to the page on the Sunrising website:
"Riding Lessons and Hacking out on the Moors".

Not suitable for beginners who have not yet learned to
control a forward going horse.

(Link to the Sunrising Riding Centre site).


Fowey River & Sea Cruises

Fowey River and Sea CruisesThere are a good number of river, harbour and sea cruises available from the Town Quay in Fowey, and these include: Harbour Cruises on the lower reaches of the river (these are approximately 45 minutes); trips to Lerryn and Lostwithiel (dependant on the tides, and with stops for refreshment); short sea cruises round the coast to Lantic Bay or Polperro; and full day sea cruises to Mevagissey, Charlestown and Polkerris.

Self-Drive Hire Boats are also available for your own trips around the harbour.

(picture copyright of Fowey River & Sea Cruises)

(For further information, see the Fowey River Cruises website).

Fowey to Mevagissey Ferry

Fowey to Mevagissey FerryThe Fowey to Mevagissey Ferry is an excellent way to see some of this beautiful part of the Cornish coast, and ensures you of an interesting and enjoyable day out. As the ferry operators say, you may not see basking sharks, dolphins, gannets or the odd warship, but you might!

All sailings are subject to sea conditions. Any cancellations are broadcast on BBC Radio Cornwall at 25 & 55 minutes past each hour, or check the website below. The crossing takes approximately 35 minutes, and tickets are sold on board (including the return leg). Please arrive early to ensure a seat. Dogs are welcome (free), but cycles are carried by prior arrangement.

(picture copyright of Fowey to Mevagissey Ferry)


(For more details, see the Fowey to Mevagissey Ferry website).

Canoe Trips on the River Fowey

Take a river trip on the River Fowey in a stable open cockpit kayak canoe or motor boat along the beautiful shores of the River Fowey to Lerryn or Golant, dependant on the tides.

Encounter Cornwall Canoeing and Kayaking
(picture copyright of Encounter Cornwall website)

Total beginners are always welcome, and the expeditions are suitable for everyone. Expeditions start and end in Fowey, with full safety boat cover, and with all safety equipment supplied.

(Link to the Encounter Cornwall website).

Canoe Trips on the River Tamar

Canoe Tamar

You can also take safe, stable open canoes trips, with instructors and guides, on the River Tamar between Morwellham Quay, Calstock and Cotehele.

Everything you need is provided for you to experience the adventure of
open boating, amongst the tranquility, beauty and wildlife of the Tamar Valley, and your route will take you past beautiful vistas, historic mining heritage and a selection of flora and fauna from herons and kingfishers through to salmon and even occasionally otters and seals. Canoe Tamar canoes are traditional Canadian canoes, and are suitable for everyone from the age of 3 upwards, and will allow you glide silently down the river, with plenty of tranquility and calm.

(picture copyright of Canoe Tamar website)

(Link to the Canoe Tamar website).

Rowing Boats & Skiffs, and Sailing at Siblyback Lake

You can also hire rowing boats and skiffs, plus canoes and kayaks, at Siblyback Lake on Bodmin Moor, either by the hour or day. As for all water activities here, there are very good comfort facilities and refreshments!

Siblyback Lake is only about a mile and a half away from us, and the lake also provides for excellent sailing facilities for experienced and beginner alike. A consistently good sailing wind is promised across Siblyback Lake, being up on the moor! Tuition from qualified instructors is available, and you can either self-launch your own boat, or there are dinghies for hire either by the hour or by the day. All safety equipment is included, plus there is safety boat cover, a boat storage area, very good changing facilities and loos, and just when you need it, there are hot and cold snacks and refreshments available from the tea shop and cafe.

Rowing Boats at Siblyback lake

Being on top of Bodmin Moor, Siblyback Lake also has some excellent windsurfing sailing breezes! Tuition is available, and you can either use your own board, or as with the sailing dinghies, there are windsurfers for hire by the hour or by the day. Same facilities as for sailing!

(Link to Siblyback Lake site).

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