Images by Matt Jessop - supplied by Visit Cornwall
Bodmin Moor is topped by granite tors and edged with steep slopes and waterfalls. The wildness of the landscape is thrown into relief by the small pockets of enclosed pasture and sparse woodland. The moor contains shallow valleys, in which abandoned prehistoric and medieval hamlets lie alongside modern ones.
The landscape of Bodmin Moor owes its existence to the underlying granite, which form the main body of Cornwall. The relief is undulating with rolling moorland and prominent tors, often capped with granite outcrops. The moor is drained by many streams and small rivers which exploit weaknesses in the granite. Most of the 80 square mile moor is a Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), as well as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
The Cornwall AONB Unit
Floor 4A, Pydar House