Bodmin Moor with its miles of open moorland, beautiful scenery and mining heritage to explore is within easy reach of Polhilsa. Near the mining village of Minions, you will find the Bronze Age stone circles called The Hurlers and Rillaton Barrow, an early Bronze Age burial barrow.
A short walk over the moor from Minions, brings you to the impressive Cheesewring perched on the edge of the Cheesewring Quarry. The area around Minions is rich in Cornish Mining sites and you can find out more about this Cornish Mining World Heritage Site at the Minions Heritage Centre which was constructed in the Engine House of Houseman's Shaft, formerly part of the old South Phoenix Mine
Dartmoor National Park with its magnificent granite tors, miles of rugged moorland, prehistoric remains and mining heritage is also within easy reach.
Lydford Gorge (National Trust), the deepest river gorge in the South West lies on the edge of Dartmoor near Tavistock and is well worth a visit. The Devil's Cauldron will not disappoint and the White Lady Waterfall is a truly inspiring sight.