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  Bodmin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bodmin (Cornish: Bosvenegh) is a town in Cornwall in the United Kingdom, with a population of 12,778 (2001 census).
Bodmin lies in the centre of the county, along the western edge of Bodmin Moor.
Bodmin is one of the oldest towns in the county, and the only Cornish settlement of size recorded in the Domesday Book of the late 11th century.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bodmin   (421 words)

  
 Bodmin Moor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bodmin Moor is a granite moorland in northeastern Cornwall, England, 208 km² in size, dating from the Carboniferous period of geological history.
During the Bronze Age, Bodmin Moor was densely populated and now many prehistoric stone barrows and circles lie scattered across the moor.
On the southern slopes of the moor lies Dozmary Pool, where, according to Arthurian legend, Sir Bedivere threw Excalibur to The Lady of the Lake.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bodmin_Moor   (190 words)

  
 Town/Village information --- Bodmin --- Cornwall   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Bodmin away from the coast and striking deep into Bodmin Moor you'll witness a strange muted fury in the landscape.
Bodmin, standing proud on the western edge of the moor is the perfect place to re-group after a foray into the foothills.
Bodmin was a centre of Cornish rebellion over the years, particularly with Thomas Flamank's ill fated march to London, protesting against taxation, in 1497.
www.cornish-links.co.uk /bodmin.htm   (765 words)

  
 Bodmin Moor: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Bolventor is a small village, which lies in the heart of bodmin moor, cornwall, england....
Brown willy is a hill in south-west england whose summit is the highest point of bodmin moor and of cornwall....
The beast of bodmin is a phantom wild cat (or possibly a number of them) which ranges in cornwall in the united kingdom....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/b/bo/bodmin_moor.htm   (1020 words)

  
 North Cornwall Directory Towns - Bodmin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Mayor of Bodmin gave a luncheon for the Provost Marshall during which he was asked to arrange the erection of a gallows outside the house.
Bodmin Moor is rich in prehistoric remains, stone circles, magalithic chambers and standing stones, dotted with relicts of the past.
In the heart of the former 18th century tin and copper mining belt of Bodmin Moor is the village of Minions, here you can walk along the disused mineral railway and climb up to the famous Cheesewring which is built up from layered slabs of granite perched precariously on top of one another.
www.north-cornwall.co.uk /towns/bodmin/bodmin.htm   (329 words)

  
 [mysterious world]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Bodmin Moor became a nerve center of these sightings and reports of inexplicably slain livestock, and the alleged leopard-like felines of the region came to be popularly known as the Beast of Bodmin Moor.
Fourteen-year-old Barney Lanyon-Jones was walking with his brothers by the River Fowey at the southern edge of the Moor, when he saw a strange-looking object bobbing in the river's current.
In October 1997, officials from Newquay Zoo claimed to identify pawprints left in mud to the south of Bodmin Moor as the fresh tracks of a puma.
www.angelfire.com /pa3/mw/topics/mar2000.html   (719 words)

  
 Bodmin Moor Cornwall: landscape, history, wildlife, geology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Bodmin Moor is a peaceful and wild landscape.
The high moor is characterised by extensive tracts of unimproved acid grassland, separated by shallow valleys with mires and bogs, scattered heathlands and rocky outcrops.
The fringes of the moor are mainly acid grassland, often enclosed for agriculture.
www.lynhervalley.co.uk /BodminMoor.htm   (785 words)

  
 St Austell, Bodmin Moor & Jamaica Inn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Bodmin is Cornwall's old county town and is full of ruined buildings which tells of it's history.
Bodmin Moor is a remote 100 square mile piece of land which is famous for the "Beast of Bodmin".
Bodmin Moor also plays host to Jamaica Inn, which is an 18th century coaching inn famous for its tales of smuggling and skullduggery.
www.robertbartlett.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk /page11.htm   (209 words)

  
 The Bodmin Moor Pages - The Moors
The grain of the Bodmin Moor landscape reflects the granite dominance.
Though Bodmin Moor covers a comparatively small area, the open, gently curving nature of the plateau landform, punctuated by rocky tors, creates a surprising sense of scale, remoteness and even desolation.
All of Bodmin Moor is privately owned and the landowners are known as the 'Lords of the Manor'.
www.bodminmoor.co.uk /moors.html   (516 words)

  
 Bodmin Moor
Bodmin Moor is a beautiful, wild landscape of open hills and rugged tors, with villages and farms in the lower valleys.
Around the fringe of the Moor are villages and hamlets, with historic churches, pleasant pubs and waymarked footpaths from the surrounding valleys.
Across the Moor, often hidden by heather, bracken and mosses, is evidence of human activity; prehistoric stone circles and cairns, medieval farmsteads and field systems, signs of the tin and copper mining and quarrying.
myweb.tiscali.co.uk /eastgate/bodmin_moor.htm   (627 words)

  
 GO BRITANNIA! TRAVEL GUIDE: Dozmary Pool on Bodmin Moor - Britannia's Magical History Tour
Ever hear about the "Beast of Bodmin Moor?" A few years back, a fl leopard escaped from a local zoo and took refuge somewhere on Bodmin Moor.There were frequent sitings (turns out there were 26 leopards on the loose) and some people were becoming concerned for their safety and that of their livestock.
We realized that the quickest way to cross Bodmin Moor is on the A30 with its four lanes of perfect, high-speed roadway (alot less sucking ooze to worry about, as well).
About halfway across the moor, we detoured to see Jamaica Inn, an eighteenth century smuggler's hideout, made famous by Daphne Du Maurier in her 1936 novel, and in a 1980's film of the same name starring Jane Seymour.
www.britannia.com /travel/magical/magic9.html   (367 words)

  
 South Penquite Farm - Bodmin Moor
Bodmin Moor is dominated by dramatic granite tors which tower over the sweeping expanses of open moorland.
Historically, Bodmin Moor was a landscape which engendered fear and awe, but which has also provided inspiration for writers, poets and sculptors.
Perhaps one of Bodmin Moor's most remarkable qualities, is its ability to suspend reality, taking the observer out of the twentieth century and placing them in a landscape of tors and open moorland, rich with ancient remains which span the centuries from prehistory to the present day
www.southpenquite.co.uk /moor.html   (339 words)

  
 Bodmin Moor, Cornwall - The Bodmin Moor Pages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
First farmed over 4000 years ago by bronze age settlers Bodmin Moor is of one the last great unspoilt areas in the South West and much of its prehistoric and medieval past remains untouched by the passing of the centuries.
The Moor is dominated by dramatic granite tors which tower over the sweeping expanses of open moorland.
This site intends to provide Bodmin Moor and the people who live and work here with a home on the internet and will provide anyone with an interest in the area or who intends to visit with all the information they need.
www.bodminmoor.co.uk   (338 words)

  
 Bodmin Moor Cornwall some nice photographs by Cornish Light
Bodmin The eastern end of the Moor is scattered with
Stretching for 30 miles through the heart of the County of Cornwall is Bodmin Moor, an area of bleak desolate, but beautiful high moorland.
Bodmin Moor is an area rich in prehistoric remains, stone circles, megalithic chambers and standing stones, dotted with the relicts of an industrial past.
www.cornishlight.co.uk /bodmin-moor.htm   (551 words)

  
 Animal Rites: Beast of Bodmin
Bodmin Moor is a wild, beautiful place where time stands still.
The giant zodiac images of Bodmin Moor are in the form of colossal animals drawn from the folklore of the area.
New evidence has come to light which suggests that the Beast of Bodmin phenomena may be an example of an Afro-Celtic Teleportation Voodoo acausally connected to a Feline Landscape Imprint within the Giant Zodiac on Bodmin Moor.
www.earthlydelights.co.uk /netnews/map4.html   (348 words)

  
 Bodmin - VisitBritain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Bodmin, on the western edge of Bodmin Moor, is the largest town in North Cornwall and lies equidistant between the south coast and the dramatic north coast bordering the Atlantic.
Bodmin has the best of all worlds, suiting those who love the countryside and also offering a thriving town centre dominated by the newly refurbished Shire Hall, sitting proudly on Mount Folly Square.
Bodmin is on the Camel Trail, 12 miles of traffic-free walking and cycling along the River Camel from Bodmin through Wadebridge to Padstow or to Poleys Bridge.
www.visitbritain.com /VB3-en-GB/destinationguides/england/South_West/Destinations/bodmin.aspx   (300 words)

  
 Bodmin Moor, United Kingdom
Bodmin Moor (6mi/10km northeast of Bodmin), an area of barren, craggy moorland crowned with granite tors, lies at the heart of the narrow Cornish peninsula.
The moor is dotted with standing stones and other monuments of various periods.
The inn at Bolventor, a small village in the center of the Moor, achieved fame as the "Jamaica Inn" of Daphne du Maurier's (1907-89) novel of that name.
www.planetware.com /bodmin/bodmin-moor-gb-crn-cornmoor.htm   (118 words)

  
 Dartmoor - Devon, Bodmin Moor - Cornwall
The soils are acidic, undisturbed by intensive agriculture and the moor is exposed to strong winds and high rainfall.
Covering an area ten miles by ten miles, Bodmin Moor is an area of bleak but beautiful granite moorland.
All of Bodmin Moor is privately owned by landowners known as the 'Lords of the Manor' and, unlike Dartmoor, the moor is without many Public Rights of Way.
www.terste.co.uk /dartmoor-over.htm   (354 words)

  
 Bodmin Moor and Jamaica Inn
Bodmin Moor is home to many stone structures that have faced the cruel winds throughout the centuries.
Two miles from Jamaica Inn is Dozmary Pool where, according to legend, Sir Bedevere threw Excalibur, the sword of King Arthur, to the lady of the lake.
To the east lies Altarnun, where the church is known as the cathedral of the moor.
www.jamaicainn.co.uk /Bodmin_moor_links.htm   (357 words)

  
 Bodmin Moor, Cornwall - Atlantic Highway
Bodmin Moor, so often ignored, and driven past at great speed as visitors make their way south.
We concentrate on the northern part of the moor, which is easily accessible from the "Atlantic Highway", Camelford being the ideal base from which to discover the moor.
Near the footbridge leading to Rough Tor is a stone monument to Charlotte Dymond, murdered on the moor in circumstances that have never fully been explained, although her crippled boyfriend Mathew Weekes was later hung for the murder at Bodmin Assizes in front of a large crowd of onlookers in 1844.
www.atlantic-highway.co.uk /Places/Bodmin-Moor   (459 words)

  
 Bodmin Moor - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Bodmin Moor - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Bodmin Moor, a wild area in the county of Cornwall, south-western England, noted for its ancient monuments and scenic beauty.
Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, best known under his pseudonym “Q”, was born in Bodmin in 1863.
uk.encarta.msn.com /Bodmin_Moor.html   (96 words)

  
 Self-catering accommodation Bodmin Moor Cornwall   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Bodmin Moor has a mystical eerie reputation from which many myths and legends arise.
A walk across Bodmin Moor engages the mind as well as the body and senses.
Four main rivers and minor streams cross the moor; peat bogs lie in wait for unwary.
www.countrycottagesonline.net /project/search/Self-catering-Bodmin-Moor.php   (253 words)

  
 A gorgeous little cottage in Cornwall
It is tucked away in tranquil surroundings in a traffic-free moorland hamlet, 9 miles from the coast.
You can be on Bodmin Moor within minutes of leaving the cottage by foot.
Bodmin Moor is saturated in history and myth, and is a wonderful place to hike, walk or just meander at any time of year - an area that is still wild and unspoiled.
members.tripod.com /w-annette   (522 words)

  
 Cornwall County Council - Public Have No Legal Rights To Access Bodmin Moor
Alarmed by reports over the weekend that members of the public are continuing to go onto the Moor, the County Council is warning people to stay away from the area.
"As Bodmin Moor is not public land, and is owned by private landowners, the only access members of the public usually have is on designated public rights of way or at the discretion of any landowner "said Chief Executive Peter Davies.
"Bodmin Moor is a particularly vulnerable area, with many sheep and cattle grazing on common land.
www.cornwall.gov.uk /index.cfm?articleid=8041   (284 words)

  
 Rosemary's Cornwall Links: Landscapes and Gardens
The Highways Agency has said it is committed to protecting historic landscapes.The discovery of what are believed to be the remains of a stone age settlement on the A30 in Cornwall.
Golitha Falls on the southern edge of Bodmin Moor it was first mentioned in the Doomsday book.
Bodmin Moor the moor is dominated by dramatic tors, first farmed over 4000 years ago by bronze age settlers.
www.rosemarylinks.co.uk /landscape.htm   (2942 words)

  
 Launceston, Bodmin and the Moors, North Cornwall - Cornwall Online
Away from the coast and striking deep into Bodmin Moor you'll witness a strange muted fury in the landscape.
Wisps of mist curl around stone circles, wild ponies graze the wind-shaped tors, birds of prey patrol the open skies - Bodmin Moor is an untamed world.
Bodmin, standing proud on the moor's western edge, is the perfect place to relax after an expedition into the moors.
www.north-cornwall.com /launceston-bodmin.htm   (275 words)

  
 Bodmin Moor - 400 million years in the making
Bodmin Moor 400 million years in the making - German (PDF format 1,403kb)
Bodmin Moor 400 million years in the making - Dutch (PDF format 1,360kb)
Cornwall Wildlife Trust also hold a limited stock of printed booklets, so if you would like to receive a hard copy please send a stamped addressed envelope, measuring at least 6 1/2" x 9" (16cm x 22.5cm), to us stating which language you require.
www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk /downloads/bodmin_moor.htm   (251 words)

  
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A resurgence of sightings of the so-called Beast of Bodmin Moor and further attacks on animals has prompted calls for a Government inquiry into the phenomenon to be reopened.
Exmoor, Dartmoor and Bodmin have all been credited with having their own "beast", but experts agree there is nothing mythical about these animals.
In 1994, the sightings of big cats on Bodmin Moor became such a major topic of public debate that the Government ordered an inquiry.
www.ncf.carleton.ca /~bz050/bodminphoto.html   (1222 words)

  
 ENGLISH NATURE - Science and Research
Bodmin is the largest area of semi-natural habitat in Cornwall and the only upland massif.
The peripheral slopes of the moor are dominated by acid grassland, often enclosed and agriculturally improved.
Scrub and bracken occur on the moorland fringe and steep river valleys on the edges of the granite support broad-leaved woodlands.
www.english-nature.org.uk /science/natural/NA_Details.asp?N=&R=7&NA_Id=94   (151 words)

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