In the bleak Bodmin Moor near Bolventor, Cornwall lies the Jamaica Inn, a public house that was once upon a time a notorious stopping point for smugglers. Frequented by unsavory characters of the 18th century, it is now allegedly one of the most haunted places in Great Britain.
So of course we had to stop there!
The Jamaica Inn was built in 1750 and derived it's name from the local Trelawney family, of which two family members served as the Governors of Jamaica. Part of the inn & restaurant houses a small museum on smuggling and Daphne de Maurier, the author of The Jamaica Inn novel.
Just a "stone's throw" away from the Jamaica Inn lies a lake in which local tradition tells the ending of King Arthur's sword Excalibur. Upon his death, he requested Sir Bedivere to return the sword from where it came from, Dozmary Pool. With our bellies full and our sense of adventure peaked, we went in search for the lake....
But unbeknownst to us at the time, we headed the wrong direction and ended up hiking to Golitha Falls.
After Golitha Falls, we continued on our way to our final destination for the night: Newquay. It's pronounced "Noo-Key" BTW.