Minions is the highest village in Cornwall, situated on the south east side of Bodmin Moor, home to the Hurlers Stone circle and several other prehistoric monuments. Set in a dramatic landscape, Minions and the surrounding area is a perfect location for walking the Moors. The village sits in a World Heritage designated area for its industrial mining heritage with the remains of the mines scattered all around. Some may recognise Minions from its starring role in the TV programme Poldark, where the moor to the north featured as the iconic crossroads where Ross first dismounts the carriage on homecoming. The cast and crew found themselves on Bodmin Moor for a large part of their time in Cornwall, the exterior of Ross Poldark’s cottage, Nampara, were also shot on the moor along with many capturing the cast on horseback. More recently the film The Kid who would be King was shot just north of Minions.
The village itself has a pub, a shop and a tea shop where books detailing walks in the area can be bought.
Useful Bodmin Moor Links