Kit Hill – Doggie Day Out
Kit Hill is in the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and we can really understand why. Its gorgeous scenery and views make it a beautiful place for a dog walk and a lovely meal overlooking the moors and the Tamar Valley.
Kit Hill’s History
Kit Hill has always been an important site in Cornwall’s history and has been shaped by over 5,000 years of human activity. From its use by early people for agriculture and religious purposes to the exploitation of granite and tin in the industrial revolution. The area is rich in archaeology from a Neolithic long barrow to 19th century mining remains and is also home to a rare array of animal and plant life.
With its 400 acres for public enjoyment, Kit Hill Country Park is an historical industrial site and an ideal place for a wide range of activities including dog walking, bird watching, kite flying and picnics. This wild, rugged granite hilltop is famous for its fine views and fascinating history as well as its flora and fauna. With easy access, stunning views, several different routes and a fabulous cafe it makes a lovely day trip. Located near Callington, it is about 40 minutes from Helsbury, between Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor.
Louis Tea Rooms
Open 7 days a week in the summer, Louis Tea Rooms serves all kinds of incredible food including an all day breakfast menu (with vegetarian options), burgers and cream teas. They also have a vegetarian and a vegan menu. They also have a farm shop which stocks local products from throughout the UK but primarily from farms and producers in the south west. They are a family run business that believes in the use of local products.
Tre Pol & Pen
Another food option is Tre Pol & Pen, which you will find on the A388 en route to Kit Hill. It is a dog friendly farm shop and restaurant stocked with local produce. The restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, cream & afternoon teas, coffee and cakes, plus stone-baked pizza.
From Helsbury you head back to the A30 and towards Plymouth, turn left in Callington and you will find Kit Hill – a stunning day out.