Liskeard is a bustling agricultural market town situated in the Looe valley and is only a short distance from a number of beautiful beaches; perfect for that family holiday in South Cornwall.
The sandy expanses of Looe and Millendreath are close by and if you fancy travelling a little further along the coastline then you’ll find the gorgeous Whitsand Bay. The opportunities for wonderful beaches in this part of the world are seemingly endless!
When you reach the beach you’ll be right in the heart of the South West Coast Path which provides opportunities for challenging and rewarding coastal walks looking out over the Celtic sea. It’s not only the South West Coast Path that provides good walking routes while on holiday in Cornwall, with Bodmin Moor right on your doorstep and 208 square kilometres of land to explore, be sure to pay a visit the collection of stones known as The Hurlers while on a Cornwall holiday.
There are plenty of attractions on Bodmin Moor to go along with the rural walks. Carnglaze Slate Caverns take you deep into the rich mining heritage of Cornwall with mines 150m underground. Above the surface there is an enchanting woodland walk with waterfalls and streams to be seen along the way. For excellent food and drink while on Bodmin Moor, we have to recommend the Jamaica Inn made famous by Daphne du Maurier’s novel, which tells the tale of smugglers in Cornwall.
A trip to Siblyback Lake Country Park is an adventurers dream with many activities built around the wonderful lake. You can take a gentle row across the water or if you fancy being more adventurous you can try sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and even wakeboarding. For those who prefer to stay out of the water you could take advantage of the unique Siblyback Segway Adventure where you roam the terrain around the lake.
Stuart House is the main feature on the Liskeard heritage trail. The grade II listed building’s most notable resident was King Charles I, who stayed in the property in 1644. The main exhibition at the building is a civil war museum with artefacts from the conflict. Other historic buildings nearby include; Lanhydrock, Cotehele, and Antony House.
The opportunities for wonderful beaches in this part of the world are seemingly endless!
If you’re after something creative then you may consider visiting the Sterts Arts and Environmental Centre which boasts a large outdoor venue for live music and also a wide array of art in the gallery; definitely worth a visit for some Cornish inspiration.