Holiday Ideas for Your Visit to Woodlands Manor Farm

Enjoy a cycling experience you won’t forget. From local routes to established cycling trails, our North Cornwall surroundings offer something for everyone.

Discover the Breathtaking Cycling Routes of North


If you’re a cycling enthusiast or simply enjoy exploring the great outdoors on two wheels, Woodlands Manor Farm in Bude, North Cornwall, is the perfect destination for your next self-catering holiday. Surrounded by the captivating beauty of the Cornish countryside, our peaceful retreat not only offers charming cottages and cosy yurts but also provides access to an array of stunning cycling routes that are perfect for those looking for a cycling experience they won’t forget. Read on to discover nearby locations as well as established cycling trails that offer something for cyclists of all abilities. Saddle up and get ready to embark on exciting cycling adventures during your stay at Woodlands Manor Farm.


Cycling Kilkhampton

Kilkhampton is a small village located just a couple of miles from Woodlands Manor Farm. The area is known for its rolling hills and beautiful countryside, making it a great destination for a leisurely bike ride. One of the best cycle rides in Kilkhampton is the circular route that takes you through the village and out into the surrounding countryside. The ride is approximately 10 miles long and takes you past some of the area’s most beautiful scenery, including lush green fields, ancient woodlands, and quaint country lanes.

Cycling Woodford

Woodford is another nearby village located a short 5 mile drive away. Known for its stunning countryside, there are plenty of picturesque lanes and quiet roads to explore. One of the most popular cycling routes in Woodford is the circular route that takes you through the village and countryside. Approximately 12 miles long, on this route you’ll enjoy a mix of rolling hills, vast fields and tranquil woodland.

Cycling Morwenstow

A couple of miles north of Woodford, the village of Morwenstow is another fantastic location for cyclists. The village is known for its rugged coastline and stunning sea views, making it a great destination for a scenic cycle ride. The 15 mile long route that takes you along the coastal path, offering breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and the rugged coastline, is one that you won’t forget in a hurry.

The Bude Canal Towpath

Popular with many of our guests is a leisurely ride along the Bude Canal Towpath. This flat and family-friendly route follows the picturesque Bude Canal, offering a peaceful and relaxing journey. Surrounded by lush greenery and abundant wildlife, you’ll feel a world away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Keep an eye out for swans, ducks, and herons as you cycle along the tranquil waters. The towpath is ideal for cyclists of all abilities, making it a fantastic option for a laid-back afternoon ride.

The Camel Trail

For a more extended cycling adventure, the Camel Trail beckons with its scenic splendour. Starting from Wadebridge, just a short drive from Bude, this 18-mile trail winds its way along the banks of the River Camel, passing through picturesque woodlands and old railway tracks. The path is relatively flat, making it suitable for cyclists of varying skill levels. Enjoy the captivating views of the river and the charming towns of Padstow and Bodmin along the way. Don’t forget to pack a picnic to relish at one of the many scenic spots en route.

The Tamar Lakes Loop

Take in the beauty of the Tamar Lakes with this delightful cycling loop that explores the area surrounding the Upper and Lower Tamar Lakes. The route offers a mix of terrains, from gentle meadows to woodland trails, providing a diverse and exciting cycling experience. As you pedal along the shimmering lakes, you might spot various water birds and enjoy the soothing breeze that brushes against your face. The Tamar Lakes Loop is a splendid way to connect with nature and discover the serene beauty of the Cornish countryside.

The Boscastle to Tintagel Coastal Ride

For those seeking a more challenging cycling route, the Boscastle to Tintagel Coastal Ride is a must-try. This exhilarating ride takes you along the rugged cliffs of the North Cornwall coast, offering breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and dramatic rock formations. You’ll pass through the charming village of Tintagel, famed for its association with King Arthur, and have the opportunity to explore historic sites like Tintagel Castle. Prepare for some uphill climbs, but the rewards of panoramic vistas make it all worthwhile.
The Ruby Trail

Venture slightly further afield to the Ruby Trail, an exhilarating route that traverses the enchanting countryside of Bodmin Moor. The trail covers approximately 17 miles and takes you through ancient woodlands, moorlands, and past historic sites. Be prepared for some challenging sections, but the sense of achievement and the captivating scenery make it an unforgettable experience. On a clear day, you can see for miles across the undulating landscape of Bodmin Moor.

Preparation and Safety Tips

Before setting off on your cycling adventures, remember to check the weather forecast and bring appropriate clothing and equipment. Helmets are essential for your safety, and it’s advisable to carry some basic tools and a puncture repair kit. Additionally, ensure you have plenty of water and snacks to keep you energised throughout your ride.

Whether you’re a casual cyclist or a seasoned pro, we are privileged to have a wealth of cycling routes nearby that cater to all preferences and abilities. So, why not combine your love for cycling with a memorable holiday in the heart of North Cornwall? Book your stay at Woodlands Manor Farm and get ready to immerse yourself in the beauty of Cornwall from the comfort of your saddle. If you’re looking for recommendations, pop in and speak to Ruth and Andy who are always happy to help you plan the perfect bike ride. Happy cycling!