Minions, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall

herd of sheep grazing in front of engine house on bodmin moor near minions in cornwall

Minions, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, England.

Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog. Todays post is all about Minions, and no we’re not talking about the film here but the village located on Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, England.

History

The village of Minions was created on the virgin moorland for mining, quarrying and railways. Tin and copper mining took place on the moors until the last century, with many engine houses unspoilt. The metals from the mine and stones from the quarries were sent to Liskeard and then on to Looe. The tracks have now gone but the ground is flat making it great for cycling.

The Hurlers

While on the moors you will find bronze age stone circles called The Hurlers. Visitors from all over the world come to the stone circles to feel their energy. A line drawn through the centres of the circles point to Rillaton Barrow, a large burial mound. 

The film of the same name

In 2015 a sign celebrating the movie, Minions was put up outside the village. However, it later had to be removed due to a number of families stopping to take photographs on the narrow road.

sheep and engine house on bodmin moor in cornwall
stone circle on bodmin moor near minions in cornwall
thorny tree in front of old engine house on bodmin moor in cornwall

Car parking

There are many small car parks dotted across the moor so depending on how far you feel like walking you can pick the one most appropriate to you. Also great news, all of the car parks are free!

Other posts

I hope you enjoyed this blog post on Minions, I hope that you add Bodmin moor to your Cornish destinations list because it is like nowhere else. While you are in the area why not take a visit to Siblyback LakeGolitha falls or even Looe.

Lots of love, Melissa x

old ruin of an engine house on bodmin moor in cornwall
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