Exclusive Tour of Cornwall

Bodmin Moor, Cornwall

Kick back in a private day-long tour of Bodmin Moor and Cornwall’s south coast. By Rachel Mills.

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Some of the Cornwall’s more scenic are also the most remote and getting the most out of trip to Cornwall is a nightmare without transport. What you need is a private chauffeur.

Doug Evans spent years ferrying visitors around southwest England in his taxi, where his passion for Cornwall led to customers wanting to see the magical places he waxed lyrical about. And so Meneage Tours was born (named after a district in west Cornwall).

House of the dead

See hidden historic sites in the wild granite uplands of Bodmin Moor (Goon Brenn in Cornish) including a Neolithic quoit – a tomb chamber or “house of the dead” from at least 5000 years ago. Trethevy Quoit on the southern edge of Bodmin Moor is particularly well preserved: five standing stones topped with a capstone of a whopping 20 tonnes

Bronze Age stone circles and monoliths

Bodmin Moor and around is also home to rare Bronze Age standing stones and monoliths – no-one knows for sure why they were raised, possibly as places of worship or ceremony, burial sites or trading places. Delve into the mystery at the monolith on St Breock Downs, the largest and heaviest in Cornwall, where a single standing stone marks a summit with dazzling views. The Hurlers is another fascinating site, where three separate stone circles are known in legend as a group of men turned to stone for a game of hurling played on a Sunday.

From Wind in the Willows to Poldark

You can’t explore Cornwall without seeing the coast, and so Doug makes a beeline for Lerryn, on a tributary of Fowey Estuary, where the riverbank was the inspiration for Kenneth Graham to write the Wind in the Willows. Then you’re off to the Bodinnick to Fowey car ferry for the short hop to bustling Fowey Harbour, before taking in pretty Charlestown and its Georgian Harbour, which was a stand in for Truro Harbour in Poldark (if you’re a fan of the BBC drama, you’ll be pleased to know that Doug does a whole other tour dedicated only to Poldark filming locations…).

This intimate small group tour is private and personal to you, with a fixed price for up to four people. You’ll be comfortable and Doug puts you at ease with his friendly and knowledgeable commentary about his beloved Cornwall.

How to get there


Doug will pick you up from any hotel, train station or airport in Cornwall.

Where to eat


Doug knows all the best places for coffee or lunch and though food and drink isn’t included in the tour price, stops to eat are.



The tour is not accessible for wheelchair users, but pushchairs can be taken along. Service animals are welcome.

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