MY Favourite Walks In Cornwall

In Cornwall we are fortunate enough to be surrounded by amazing walks in every direction. That’s why we’ve compiled a list below to help you narrow down your list of the hundreds available to select, to make your stay as relaxing as possible.

 

Polzeath to Rock

 

 
 
 
 
 
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This walk begins on a cliff path that provides excellent views out to sea and over towards Stepper Point. As the cliff path ends, you’ll be on the beach at Daymer Bay (this is dog friendly all year round) here you can walk up across the sand dunes taking in the amazing views of St Enedoc Golf Club and the estuary over towards Padstow. If your fortunate enough to visit at low tide, you can take the flatter route to Rock along the beach.

 

Rough Tor and Brown Willy

 

 
 
 
 
 
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If you’re looking to escape in land and explore the more rural side of Cornwall, why not head over towards Camelford and park in the Rough Tor carpark. From here you can walk up to the top of Rough Tor and soak in the amazing views across Bodmin Moor – be warned it is quite rocky to reach the top. Once you’ve made it to the top, if you still fancy more, you can carry on across and up Brown Willy on the other side – this is Cornwall’s tallest point! Whilst on the moor please be sure to keep a close eye on your dog as there is a large amount of livestock roaming, including sheep, cows and wild horses.

 

Port Isaac To Port Quinn

 

 
 
 
 
 
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This walk is on the slightly longer side and isn’t suitable for everyone, with a large amount of up and down partnered with steps that feel like they may never end. However, the undisturbed views out to sea make it all worth it. As well as this due to it not being the easiest part of the cliff path means that it is often quieter than some of the other walks meaning you can escape the crowds and enjoy the peace.

 

Lanhydrock Woods

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Lanhydrock is an old manor house, manged by the National Trust, it’s expansive gardens and land provide the perfect place to explore. Being mostly surrounded by woodland, it can provide comfortable shelter for even the rainiest of days. More recently, they have added several new bike and footpaths of different distances – meaning there’s something that everyone should be able to enjoy!

 

Pentire Point

 

 
 
 
 
 
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If you’re looking for amazing coastal views head to Pentire Point. After only a short walk from the car park you are greeted by the phenomenal views out to sea, these are made even more spectacular when you glance down and see just how high up you are taking in the jagged coastline below you. From here you can either walk down to the beach at New Polzeath or down towards Lundy Bay.

 

The Saints Way

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The Saints Way marks the route that early Christians would take across Cornwall to reach France or Spain. Stretching all the way from coast to coast (Padstow to Fowey) it’s rather long – 27 miles to be exact! But, to get the experience there’s no need to walk the full route, why not just enjoy the part which seems the most appealing to you.

 

Port Quinn to Lundy Bay

 

 
 
 
 
 
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This coastal walk is one of the best if you plan to bring your dog along with you, as there are plenty of dog-friendly coves along the way.  As you start over the cliff path at Port Quinn you can see a small castle like building called Doyden, supposedly haunted by the Green Man. Along the path to Lundy Bay you’ll encounter a few hidden coves that you can explore as well as some blow holes in the cliff.

 

Wadebridge to Padstow

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The Camel Trial is a large, flat trial following the River Camel. Arguably, the most popular part of the trial stretches 5 miles from Wadebridge to Padstow, that gives stunning views across the estuary towards Rock and out to sea. If you fancied somewhere a little more quiet you could explore the more in land part of the Camel Trial, such as Shell Woods, which usually doesn’t get quite as busy.